REVIEW: Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016
Dog Star Notations by Håkan Sandell, translated by Bill Coyle, Carcanet, 2016
Dog Star Notations features two decades of work from one of Scandinavia’s most prolific poets. Håkan Sandell, who lives in Oslo but hails from Malmo and writes in Swedish, was a cofounder of the ‘Retrogardist’ movement, which rejected post-modernism for a new Gnosticism. The sp...
Fucking Obsessed - Nia Davies on translating Mariam Alatar
Fury drew me in to Mariam Alatar's poetry. At the Reel Iraq translation workshop, where these translations were made, I leafed through poem upon poem of defiance at social and gendered constraints, at abuse of religious faith, violence, oppressive family power dynamics, de-humanising technology, estrangement and war.
LAURA CESARCO EGLIN & LAURA CHALAR. Tangled Routes: A Conversation
LAURA CHALAR: For some years now you have lived in the United States. That makes you a part of the great number of Uruguayans who, over the years, have chosen or were forced by circumstances to live abroad, and also, perhaps, a part of the tradition of Uruguayan exiled or semi-exiled poets, like Jules Supervielle (who lived all his life between Uruguay and France). From...
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