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We want the best of the world's writing. We discover it and welcome it.

  • MPT is the magazine of the international Republic of Letters. We publish the best of world poetry, from Siberia to Chile, from Wales to Japan.
  • MPT seeks to widen and vary the whole idea and practice of translation. There are essays, discussions, and any number of examples.
  • Readers and contributors move among and between the languages.
  • MPT crosses frontiers of space and time. It publishes lively and up-to-the-minute versions of the poetry of any language in any age.
  • MPT publishes long-established poets and translators alongside others who are just beginning to make their way.

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No.1 2014 Twisted Angels

Twisted Angels

No.1 2014

Twisted Angels focusses on bold and experimental poetry from Brazil, work by contemporary poets such as Angélica Freitas and N...

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From Twisted Angels
No.1 2014

An introduction to the issue by Sasha Dugdale

I’m a Russian speaker so for these last few weeks and months my attention has been trained on Russia and Ukraine. Like most Russia-watchers I take the official Russian media with a pinch of salt, I listen to friends, independently-minded Russian journalists and online news and I use social media to gauge the situation. Social media doesn’t replace ‘objective’ media sources, as Twitter surveys show most users only really follow like-minded feeds, and certainly Facebook is an accretion of friend...

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No.1 2014

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From Twisted Angels
No.1 2014

A Small Library in a Poem: a conversation

By Sasha Dugdale, Hilary Kaplan, Leo Villa-Forte

Sasha Dugdale: Hilary, you translate the Brazilian poet Angélica Freitas, whose work is experimental in the sense that it works with found texts and the sorts of lunatic juxtapositions offered by the internet. Could you talk a little about her approach and the energy it lends to her poetry?

Hilary Kaplan: Angélica started her googlagens (google collages) in 2004, culling and recomposing language she found online through Google searches in both Portuguese and English. Her new book, Um útero é...

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