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No.2 2014 The Constellation

The Constellation

No.2 2014

'The Constellation', is MPT's Poetry International issue, summer 2014.

Poetry International Festival was fou...

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Featured Poem

I am Somali

In these relentless days,
if you have been truly alive,
reflect on past times,
trace back the lines,
ask yourself:
Who...

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Preview: The Singing of the Scythe

Winchester Poetry Festival, Discovery Centre
Saturday September 13th
10:30am - 12:00pm

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We look forward to Autumn’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation with readings by Amarjit Chandan and Jacques Réda and a discussion of music and song in poetry and in the folk tradition.

This issue is partly dedicated to the poetry and song of the First World...

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Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War

Watch the full video of 'Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War'.

The performance highlighted brand new translations of poems exchanged by Brecht and his lover, collaborator and friend, Margarete Steffin. Actors read the poems exchanged by Brecht and Steffin, accompanied by live music and readings of diaries, letters and prose. David Constantine and the Brecht translator and editor Tom Kuhn explore the relationship between the two writers in love, in exile and in parting. ...

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