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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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  • Twisted Angels: Brazilian literature at the Brighton Festival 22 May

    Twisted Angels: Brazilian literature at the Brighton Festival 22 May

    3rd March 2014

    Book tickets

    In this celebration of Brazilian literature, a leading poet and two translators lead a lively discussion and launch two publications: Twisted Angels, Modern Poetry in Translation’s spring issue, devoted to the best in Brazilian poetry; and the landmark Brazilian novel Nowhere People, to be published by And Other Stories in August.

    Join the conversation with Angélica Freitas, whose recent poetry collection, Um útero é do tamanho de um punho, was nominated for the Portugal Telecom Prize; the...

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  • Kim Hyesoon: Reading at the Poetry Library Thurs 10 April

    Kim Hyesoon: Reading at the Poetry Library Thurs 10 April

    12th February 2014

    Saison Poetry Library at Southbank Centre
    Thurs 10 April
    8pm

    Join us for an evening of poetry by one of South Korea's most important contemporary poets, Kim Hyesoon. Her experimental, unsettling poetry combines extreme, surreal and often violent imagery with a radical exploration of the female experience.She came to prominence as one of the first women to be published in Munhak kwa jisong (Literature and Intellect), a magazine which was part of the literary movement against the US-backed military dictat...

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  • Anna Crowe: on translating Manuel Forcano

    10th February 2014

    We are pleased to be working with Arc to present a series of blogs on translated poetry. In this piece, Anna Crowe discusses translating the Catalan poetry of Manuel Forcano.

    For some reason, I find it quite hard to write about the process of translating poetry. I usually work from languages I know – in my case, they are all Romance languages – and it feels an instinctive thing, like singing in tune with an existing piece of music. I have only once, quite recently, worked from a prose crib, translati...

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  • Birds of a feather? Anecdotes, sketches and Polish poems in English translation

    Birds of a feather? Anecdotes, sketches and Polish poems in English translation

    8th January 2014

    Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese translates contemporary Polish poetry. Her translations of Wojciech Bonowicz, Łukasz Jarosz, Krystyna Miłobędzka and Marcin Świetlicki can all be read in MPT ‘Secret Agents of Sense’. You can listen to Elżbieta reading and discussing her translations of Miłobędzka in this podcast.

    ‘So that’s how they understand “story” here’, Wojciech Bonowicz turned to me during the interval in the third main reading of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. ‘I should have explained the Polish “story” mor...

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