News and Events
Launching MPT Slap-Bang: Focus on German-Language Poetry
3rd November 2021
Join us for readings to celebrate the launch of MPT Slap-Bang: Focus on German-Language Poetry. Hosted by MPT Editor Clare Pollard and featuring readers Charlie Louth, Karen Leeder, Annie Rutherford, plus a screening of video recordings from Nora Gomringer and Ulrike Almut Sandig.
Translating the Translator: New Discoveries about Ted Hughes and János Pilinszky
26th November 2021
To mark the centenary of János Pilinszky’s birth, we are pleased to share this essay by Tara Bergin and Judit Mudriczki that gives new insight into Pilinszky’s relationship with Modern Poetry in Translation co-founder Ted Hughes.
ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS
26th October 2021
Romanian poetry written by women is a double-niche field. Double-niche and double-shadowed. Once because it’s poetry and poetry is still an inferior genre. If not inferior, at least less read, at least in Romania. And twice because they are women…
Body and Soul
22nd October 2021
Amlanjyoti Goswami reviews The Complete Poems of San Juan de la Cruz: translated by María Baranda and Paul Hoover, Milkwood Editions, 2021.
THE HARD WORK OF RETURNING
17th September 2021
Josephine Corcoran reviews My Mother’s Language/La langue de ma mère by Abdellatif Laâbi,translated and introduced by André Naffis-Sahely, Poetry Translation Centre, 2021
You Mess Around in My Chaos
19th August 2021
Belinda Cooke reviews Night Truck Driver by Marcin Świetlicki, translated by Elżbieta Wójcik-Leese, Zephyr Press, 2020
The Power of Song
20th July 2021
Amlanjyoti Goswami reviews Homeland: Eighteen Bitter Songs by Yannis Ritsos, translated by David Harsent, Rack Press, 2021
Translating Towards the Light
11th June 2021
Joanna Lee reviews PA-LIWANAG (To the Light), edited by Gantala Press, Tilted Axis, 2020.