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No.1 2015 Scorched Glass

Scorched Glass

2015 Number 1

The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ is launched on Thursday 16th April.

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New Podcast: Tedi López Mills

The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ was launched on Thursday 16th April at an event in partnership with the British Council and the Poetry Library.

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Mexican poet Tedi López Mills was joined by MPT Editor Sasha Dugdale for a reading and disucssion on her work, including...

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SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:

… But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that, Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should not be in your head.

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Poems

It was once memorably stated of Chopin’s late ‘Polonaises’ that they were like the confessions of a man with his throat cut. One might say the same of the poetry of Georg Heym, which, following decades of woeful neglect, is at last made available to us in exemplary translations by Antony Hasler. Heym who died in 1912 in the most dreadful circumstances, aged only twenty fo...

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