Kim Hyesoon: Reading at the Poetry Library Thurs 10 April
Saison Poetry Library at Southbank Centre
Thurs 10 April
Join us for an evening of poetry by one of South Korea's most important contemporary poets, Kim Hyesoon. Her experimental, unsettling poetry combines extreme, surreal and often violent imagery with a radical exploration of the female experience.She came to prominence as one of the first women to be published...
Anna Crowe: on translating Manuel Forcano
For some reason, I find it quite hard to write about the process of translating poetry. I usually work from languages I know – in my case, they are all Romance languages – and it feels an instinctive thing, like singing in tune with an existing piece of music. I have only once, quite recently, worked from a prose crib, translating poems by Mikhail Lermontov, working to a strict metre and finding rhymes, and it reminded me of the couple of times...
From Arabic to Hebrew and Hebrew to Arabic: Poetry Translation as a Microcosm of How the World Ought to Work
It is a fact rarely acknowledged that 20 per cent of Israel’s citizens are Palestinian Arabs. This applies both inside Israel and in international cultural and political circles – Arab, Jewish and neither.
One rare acknowledgement came in the years 2001 to 2005. The Helicon Society for the Advancement of Poetry in Israel held joint residential Arabic-Hebrew workshops...
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