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Event: MPT at Keats Festival
Sunday 2nd June, 3-4.30pm Free, The Nightingale Room, Keats House
Celebrate the changing face of Modern Poetry in Translation at the Keats Festival with Chris Beckett, poet and translator of Ethiopian poetry, Frances Leviston, whose first collection Public Dream was shortlisted for the TS Elliot Prize, and Fiona Sze-Lorrain, poet and translator from C...
Upcoming: Summer 2013
MPT (Modern Poetry in Translation) appears three times a year – in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The issues are no longer themed, but wherever possible the poems and prose articles resonate with each other in some way, either because they share a common culture, or they share concerns or a poetic approach.
There are no longer be deadlines for submissions.
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Features and Reviews
Ted Hughes, Selected Translations, edited by Daniel Weissbort
With MPT now in its third series, it seems fitting to review a text by its two co-founders. Daniel Weissbort provides both an insider’s knowledge of Hughes’ working practices and a retrospective on why they started MPT in the first place—a decision triggered by Hughes’ encounter with various East European poets in the fifties and linked to his role in establishing the an...
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When Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort founded MPT in 1965 they had two principal ambitions: to publish poetry that dealt truthfully with the real contemporary world, and to benefit writers and the reading public … » More » Browse issues
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