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No.3 2015 The Tangled Route

The Tangled Route

2015 Number 3

‘The Tangled Route’ features a focus on new and classic Uruguayan poetry: new translations of Líber Falco, Horacio Cavallo and...

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From The Tangled Route
2015 Number 3

An introduction to the issue by Sasha Dugdale

This year Modern Poetry in Translation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. Ted Hughes conceived MPT in the early sixties and in Daniel Weissbort he found a very willing accomplice. Hughes later wrote to Weissbort that he remembered ‘walking up North Tawton Main Street with you saying the only people who would ever get anything out of the Mag would be you and me’, Daniel Weissbort replied that his memory was of Hughes cornering him at a New Year’s party and saying, ‘Why don’t you start a magaz...

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2015 Number 3

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From The Tangled Route
2015 Number 3

LAURA CESARCO EGLIN & LAURA CHALAR. Tangled Routes: A Conversation

By Laura Chalar, Laura Cesarco Eglin

LAURA CHALAR: For some years now you have lived in the United States. That makes you a part of the great number of Uruguayans who, over the years, have chosen or were forced by circumstances to live abroad, and also, perhaps, a part of the tradition of Uruguayan exiled or semi-exiled poets, like Jules Supervielle (who lived all his life between Uruguay and France). From the vantage point of distance, how do you see contemporary Uruguayan poetry and your place in it? More generally, do you see...

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