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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.

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    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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  • Launching The Singing of the Scythe at the Chattri memorial

    Launching The Singing of the Scythe at the Chattri memorial

    30th November 2014

    On 19th November we launched The Singing of the Scythe with a walk through the South Downs to the Chattri memorial, built to honour the Indian dead of the First World War.

    Amarjit Chandan made a passionate speech to the fallen soldiers in Punjabi (with an English translation) and he read his translations of Punjabi folksongs from the war.

    Read Amarjit's translations of Punjabi folksongs Browse The Singing of the Scythe
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  • Wednesday 19th November: MPT walk to the Chattri

    Wednesday 19th November: MPT walk to the Chattri

    13th November 2014

    We’ve decided to hold a small impromptu reading on Wednesday 19 November to mark the appearance of the latest issue ’Singing of the Scythe‘. We know this is late notice, but perhaps you will be intrigued by the idea of a ‘mystery walk’ on the South Downs to a place of fantastic beauty and tranquility: a memorial called the Chattri which stands to commemorate all the Indian dead of the First World War.

    The readings will include Amarjit Chandan reading from his translations of Punjabi folksongs, and a cha...

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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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