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  • Preview: The Singing of the Scythe

    Preview: The Singing of the Scythe

    31st August 2014

    Winchester Poetry Festival, Discovery Centre
    Saturday September 13th
    10:30am - 12:00pm

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    We look forward to Autumn’s issue of Modern Poetry in Translation with readings by Amarjit Chandan and Jacques Réda and a discussion of music and song in poetry and in the folk tradition.

    This issue is partly dedicated to the poetry and song of the First World War and poet Amarjit Chandan will read and discuss wartime folksongs he has translated from the Punjabi which tell of women’s love and l...

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  • Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War

    Brecht and Steffin: Love in a Time of Exile and War

    31st August 2014

    This video was filmed at the Southbank Centre on July 19th 2014 to celebrate the launch of The Constellation, our summer 2014 issue.

    The performance highlighted brand new translations of poems exchanged by Brecht and his lover, collaborator and friend, Margarete Steffin. Actors read the poems exchanged by Brecht and Steffin, accompanied by live music and readings of diaries, letters and prose. David Constantine and the Brecht translator and editor Tom Kuhn explore the relationship between the two writer...

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  • Poetry International: 17-21 July 2014

    Poetry International: 17-21 July 2014

    16th June 2014

    Saturday 19 July, 2.30 pm, £10
    Purcell Room, the Southbank Centre

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    The forthcoming issue of MPT ‘The Constellation’ focuses on the exchange of poetry between two star-crossed lovers: Bertolt Brecht, the playwright and poet, and his lover, collaborator and friend Margarete Steffin.

    Brecht and Steffin met in the early thirties and Steffin followed Brecht into exile from Nazi Germany in 1933. She accompanied Brecht an...

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  • Literary Translation – A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

    Literary Translation – A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

    26th April 2014

    We are pleased to be working with Arc to present a series of blogs on translated poetry. In this piece, Will Stone discusses his translations of Georg Trakl and Verhaeren, and the role of the translator as a judicious ‘guardian’...

    I must confess I have always, for better or worse, translated instinctively and intuitively and with an overwhelming impulsion to do so, otherwise it commonly proves a futile labour. I do not have any set construction methods or rules, I simply allow the chosen poem to te...

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  • Brazilian Poetry in Translation

    Brazilian Poetry in Translation

    4th March 2014

    We're very pleased to announce three events to celebrate the Brazilian poetry focus in MPT's upcoming edition, Twisted Angels

    We are also celebrating our Brazilian focus by collaborating with Brazilian artist João Sánchez. João uses a letter press to handprint his wonderful designs, and we have commissioned João to produce a run of handmade posters based on the Brazilian poetry we are publishing in the issue. If you’re an MPT subscriber you'll receive an original copy of the print with your edition of MP...

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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

No 4 / 2014

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