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  • Dangerous Poems: Nasrin Parvaz on Forugh Farrokhzad

    Dangerous Poems: Nasrin Parvaz on Forugh Farrokhzad

    27th May 2015

    Forugh Farrokhzad, Poet and film director was born in 1935 in Tehran-Iran. She died in 1967. Her books among some other poets and writers are banned in book exhibitions in Tehran.

    What would happen to her if she was alive during the Islamic regime? Would she be assassinated along with Mokhtari, Pooyandeh and so many others during the chain murders in Iran when Khatami was the president? If she could escape that era she would be in prison by now, like those who did not enter the compulsory self censorshi...

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  • New Podcast: Tedi López Mills

    New Podcast: Tedi López Mills

    4th May 2015

    The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ was launched on Thursday 16th April at an event in partnership with the British Council and the Poetry Library.

    Read more about MPT ‘Scorched Glass’Read work by Tedi López Mills

    Mexican poet Tedi López Mills was joined by MPT Editor Sasha Dugdale for a reading and disucssion on her work, including brand new poems published in ‘Scorched Glass’. You can listen to the event in full beneath.

    Our spring edition focuses on Iranian p...

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  • Spring 2015: launching MPT 'Scorched Glass'

    Spring 2015: launching MPT 'Scorched Glass'

    13th April 2015

    The spring issue of Modern Poetry in Translation, ‘Scorched Glass’ is launched on Thursday 16th April.

    Our spring edition focuses on Iranian poetry, with a selection of new translations of poets including Forugh Farrokhzad, Nima Yushij and London Iranian writer, Ziba Karbassi. The featured translations have been the results of collaborations between UK-based poets, including Pascale Petit, Paul Batchelor and Stephen Watts, and Iranian poets and translators.

    ‘Scorched Glass’ also includes work from Choma...

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  • Translation workshop with acclaimed poet Marina Boroditskaya

    Translation workshop with acclaimed poet Marina Boroditskaya

    20th February 2015

    Monday 9th March 2015 5-7pm.
    Pushkin House, London.

    Book your place

    Come and translate Russian poetry with one of Russia’s best-loved children’s authors and poets. Marina Boroditskaya will be here in person to help with translations of her poems into English and to discuss Russian poetry in translation with a small group. This workshop is supported by Modern Poetry in Translation who will be publishing Marina’s poetry in the Summer children’s issue and will be joint-led by Marina Boroditskaya and MPT e...

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  • SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

    SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

    6th February 2015

    A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:

    … But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos
    comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that,
    Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should
    not be in your head.

    Instead let me go, having been commanded
    to offer many prayers to Hera the Queen,
    that his undamaged ship should deliver up
    Kharaxo...

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