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No.1 2017 Songs of the Shattered Throat

Songs of the Shattered Throat

2017 Number 1

MPT’s new issue ‘Songs of the Shattered Throat’ focuses on poetry in the languages of India, with a selection of...

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The Blacktip Ragwort


In London, toward the middle of the Second World War, around St. Paul’s Cathedral, the pink-berried willow and the y...

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Sasha Dugdale to step down as MPT editor in 2017

Sasha Dugdale, the editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, is to step down from the magazine in 2017. We are currently recruiting for a new editor to join us towards the end of the year. Read more about how to apply.

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After five intense, illuminating and joyful years I am retiring from MPT to pursue my own writing and translation. MPT goes from stren...

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The Fire Horse - Review by James Antoniou

Children’s literature, with its demand for any ideological messages to be overt, has the power to illuminate its era’s zeitgeist in a way not always afforded by poetry and prose for adults, with all its nuances and equivocations. However, in The Fire Horse, which brings together six poets and illustrators from 1920s Soviet Russia...


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