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No.2 2015

MPT’s summer 2015 issue ‘I WISH’ features a focus on world poetry for children: new translations of poems from Rus...

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Staying in the Woodman’s Cabin

Here the birds fly down
Right into the garden
Here the sky lifts
Straight up from the ground.

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MPT podcast - Scorched Glass: Iranian Poetry at Poetry International 2015

Our latest podcast includes a rich selection of Iranian poetry from MPT 'Scorched Glass'. Readers include Hubert Moore, Nasrin Parvaz, Stephen Watts, Ziba Karbassi, Paul Batchelor, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Pascale Petit.

The recording was made at Poetry International 2015 at a special event celebrating Iranian poetry, organised in partnership with the British Council...

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Stephanie Norgate: The challenges of working on versions of Ma Ei’s poems

The layout of the poems in Burmese show that Ma Ei works in very short lines, but more than that I could not tell. The literals supplied by Pandora were already moving and economical. There was also the issue of Burmese cultural references which might be opaque to Anglophone readers. I sent Pandora many cultural questions. Then I strove to...


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Features and Reviews

Inhabiting Two Planets


The history of the unequal relationship between English and Punjabi goes back to the early nineteenth century, when William Carey, a shoe-maker turned Baptist, published a ninety-nine-page Grammar of the Punjabi Language in 1812 in Calcutta, then the capital of British India. In 1849 the East India Company’s army occupied the sovereign state of the Punjab, the land of...

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