Digital Writing, Poetry, Poetry Film

Spring Rain

I've made a 30 second film poem for the MPT Haiku in translation workshop which I mentioned in my previous post. As my starting point, I've taken the haiku by Yosa Buson which Alan Cummings has 'literally' translated as follows: spring rain – beach’s small shells to moisten enough In my version of the poem,… Continue reading Spring Rain

collage poem, Poetry

Spring is unfolding before my eyes

The always wonderful Modern Poetry in Translation magazine is running a free online Haiku translation workshop. I have made a collage poem in response to the haiku by Enomoto Seifu which Alan Cummings has translated 'literally' as follows: Falling blossoms Beneath, lying happily A skull Here is my collage poem which I've made by cutting… Continue reading Spring is unfolding before my eyes

Poetry

Thinking about Children’s Poetry

Ahead of Winchester Poetry Festival which runs from Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October, and because I'm teaching some poetry workshops for children at Trowbridge Town Hall on National Poetry Day (October 6), I've been re-reading a 2015 issue of Modern Poetry in Translation magazine  which had a focus on children's poetry in translation.… Continue reading Thinking about Children’s Poetry

Winchester Poetry Festival

Modern Poetry in Translation at Winchester Poetry Festival, 7 – 9 October 2016

I'm really pleased that Modern Poetry in Translation magazine is a festival partner of Winchester Poetry Festival, and will be in residence at the festival, which is only weeks away. MPT  has emailed subscribers details of some festival readings and events they've been working on so I thought I'd share them with you.  I hope you'll be… Continue reading Modern Poetry in Translation at Winchester Poetry Festival, 7 – 9 October 2016

Poetry Event

Translation Study Day with MPT

I had an amazing day at the Queen's College, Oxford on Saturday, 14th May, taking part in Modern Poetry in Translation's Study Day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the magazine. In the morning participants could choose two, from eight, workshops, then there was a break for lunch (and delicious it was, too). It was extremely… Continue reading Translation Study Day with MPT