Modern Poetry in Translation

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Archived since Introductions
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44 issues

Modern Poetry in Translation (MPT) is a tri-annual poetry magazine edited by Clare Pollard that publishes poetry from all over the world in English translation. Founded in 1965 by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort it has consistently published the very best of world poetry in the very best translations, and has introduced a number of famous poets and iconic translations to the English-speaking world.

MPT prints work of unsurpassed range and quality. Over the last decade it has featured over 90 languages, 463 poets and 349 translators. Boyd Tonkin in The Independent wrote that MPT ‘has a rare and precious talent’. The Sunday Times called it a ‘necessity’. There is no other magazine that has the same reach and the same consistent quality of poetry.

Latest Issue

MPT’s summer issue ‘If No One Names Us‘ focuses on Mexico, and includes new translations of legendary figures such as Pita Amor and Nahui Olin, as well as contemporary poets including Natalia Toledo, Elena Poniatowska, Tedi López Mills and Mikeas Sanchez, and contributions from British LatinX poets including Juana Adock and Leo Boix. Also: poems in response to CK Norwid’s centenary, a new translation of Jacques Jacques Brel’s ‘Amsterdam’, Endre Ruset’s concrete elegies for those who died in the terrorist attack at Utøya, and ‘Butterfly Valley’, a gorgeous sonnet redoublé by Inger Christensen. All this and more in the groundbreaking magazine dedicated to poetry in translation: for the best in world poetry read MPT.

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  • First Issue: Introductions
  • Latest Issue: If No One Names Us: Focus on Mexico
  • Issue Count: 44
  • Page Count: 7,284
  • Published: Tri-annually
  • ISSN: 2052-3017

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