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    25th November 2015

    This year we’re counting down to Christmas with an advent calendar that celebrates the poets and translators that make MPT great. We're also celebrating our readers, subscribers and supporters from all around the world. MPT has readers in over 100 countries, and it is this spirit of internationalism which makes MPT such an exciting publication.

    Join us each day in celebrating the best of world poetry.

    If you are already a subscriber, you may like to consider introducing a friend to MPT with a gift subs...

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  • Events in November


    Sasha Dugdale, Michael Rosen, Choman Hardi and David Constantine

    Friday 13th November at The Queen's College, Oxford

    The Queen’s College, Oxford hosts an MPT reading with Kurdish poet Choman Hardi. The reading will take place at 4pm in the Shulman Auditorium. Choman Hardi will be reading from her new book, Considering the Women (Bloodaxe, 2015), which has just been published. Poems from this collection were published in MPT’s spring issue 'Scorched Glass'. Sasha Dugdale, editor of MPT will host a...

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  • Engaging Children in World Poetry - Resources for Primary School Teachers

    Engaging Children in World Poetry - Resources for Primary School Teachers

    18th September 2015

    MPT has put together an education pack to supplement the children's focus in MPT 'I WISH...'. The pack features four poems from the issue and a range of activities and discussion topics around these poems. It is designed for use in primary education and is free to download here.

    The pack also includes some bonus material: Michael Rosen and Marina Boroditskaya offer their top tips for introducing schoolchildren to poetry.

    Please download - and spread the word!

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  • Celebrating 50 years of Modern Poetry in Translation

    Celebrating 50 years of Modern Poetry in Translation

    9th September 2015

    In July 2015, MPT marked the opening of it's 50th year with a special celebration at the Southbank Centre. If you missed the party we’ve put together some photos and a podcast of David Constantine’s stirring speech.

    You can find out more about MPT's 50th anniversary plans on our 50th anniversary page, including news of forthcoming events, online projects and an anthology to be published in partnership with Bloodaxe Books.

    Keep up to date by following us on Twitter @MPTMagazine and on Facebook, or b...

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  • MPT podcast - Scorched Glass: Iranian Poetry at Poetry International 2015

    3rd August 2015

    Our latest podcast includes a rich selection of Iranian poetry from MPT 'Scorched Glass'. Readers include Hubert Moore, Nasrin Parvaz, Stephen Watts, Ziba Karbassi, Paul Batchelor, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Pascale Petit.

    The recording was made at Poetry International 2015 at a special event celebrating Iranian poetry, organised in partnership with the British Council and Southbank Centre. MPT was founded by Ted Hughes and Danny Weissbort in 1965 , and Ted Hughes went on to found Poetry International i...

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Did you know that MPT is a charity?

During this anniversary year we would like to ask subscribers and supporters to help us secure the future of MPT for decades to come by making a donation to our 50th anniversary appeal.

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