I am Somali
By Abdulqadir Hersi, translated by The Somali-English Poetry Collective
In these relentless days,
if you have been truly alive,
reflect on past times,
trace back the lines,
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Preview: The Singing of the Scythe
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Saturday September 13th
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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...
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. ...
The Scent of Your Shadow
Estonian poet Kristiina Ehin’s The Scent of Your Shadow is one of the ‘Visible Poets’ series from Arc. The poems are selected from a collection written after the birth of her child, Emapuhkus (2009), and made a resounding impact on the bilingual Estonian translator Ilmar Lehtpere who claims ‘to have begun to understand what it means to be a woman, to be a mother’ after t...
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