MPT events at the Winchester Poetry Festival | 7-8 October 2016
The Winchester Poetry Festival takes place between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 October 2016, and this year one of the themes of the festival is translation. Modern Poetry in Translation is a festival partner and we’ve been working together on some readings and events which highlight the internationalism of the UK poetry scene, some excellent European poetry, and the process of...
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.
The Phoenix Rising: An email interview
Atefeh Tahaee is a literary critic and translator, based in Tehran. In this email interview MPT editor Sasha Dugdale and Atafeh discuss modern Persian literature.
SASHA DUGDALE: How integral is poetry to Iranian life?
ATEFEH TAHAEE: Iranians love poetry. The best evidence for this
is the constant incorporation of poetry into daily life, a habit which began in the dist...
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