Love in a Time of Exile and War
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine
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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
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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. ...
Thoughts on the Design of MPT
Since its inauguration in 1965, Modern Poetry in Translation has undergone several transformations. My greatest challenge in creating a new visual identity and layout for MPT was to deliver a solution appropriate to its vibrant design history.
The magazine was first designed by Richard Hollis, who is now recognised as one of the most influential graphic designers of th...
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