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In Defence of Pound’s Propertius – Mark Wilson

Although Ezra Pound’s Homage to Sextus Propertius was written in 1917 it would not appear in print until the publication of his Quia Pauper Amavi in 1919 where it elicited, in the main, negative reviews and controversy. Classical scholars scornfully … Continue reading

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before The Inside: Michael Lee Rattigan’s ‘Liminal’

Michael Lee Rattigan is a poet of a clarity spent in the relative formedness of the mind-body’s attentions. The intense world of feeling he evokes in the poems of ‘Liminal’ feels, to me, like something of a refreshing change in … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Poem of Fernando Pessoa’s Caeiro

I enjoy heaven because I don’t believe that it’s infinite. With me there is no beginning or end. I don’t believe in the infinite, I don’t believe in eternity. I believe space starts somewhere and ends somewhere And that this … Continue reading

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‘A Masterly Demonstration of Public Health’ – César Vallejo

My memory of just how much took place in the Hotel Negresco in Niza is very clear. But, strange as it seems, to give an account of what happened there, is absolutely impossible for me. Countless times I’ve wanted – … Continue reading

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Late Article by Pier Paolo Pasolini – “Is this a Military Coup D’Etat? I Know…”

[This prose journalism was written in Italy’s “Corriere della Sera” (a major left-leaning newspaper) on 14th November 1974. Pasolini died just under a year later, on 2nd November 1975. The mystery as to the motives behind his murder, and those involved, … Continue reading

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‘108 Moons’ – Jurga Ivanauskaitë

translation from the Lithuanian by Ruta Suchodolskyte and Paul Perry. I live as if swinging on the tongue of a bell sometimes hating myself loudly sometimes loving myself quietly ~ 108 moons stiffen in a rosary falling stars stick in … Continue reading

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Making Strange – A Note on Translation

When one language is pressed into another through translation, or the effort at translation to get meaning across, the result is often a vivid or poetic phrase. This happened often with the students I taught in Mexico. Take one student’s … Continue reading

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from ‘Sensitive Poems’ – Alan Mills –

Translations from the Spanish by Andrew O’Donnell and Michael Lee Rattigan It’s necessary to see, to use no material stranger, thus, if we want to speak of children burst open against the trees, it will be necessary to say it … Continue reading

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Return to the Light: ‘Bright Dusky Bright’ by Eeva Liisa Manner

Translated by Emily Jeremiah – Waterloo Press 2009 When reading the poems  of Eeva-Liisa Manner, and discovering  the landscapes that gave birth to them, I am reminded of these lines by the great Finnish/Swedish poet Edith Sodergran, lines in fact … Continue reading

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