Poetry

Poet and Translator in Conversation: An Interview with Lieke Marsman and Sophie Collins

This piece was originally published on the Poetry Book Society blog. PBS Translation Members will soon be receiving the Summer PBS Recommended Translation. George Szirtes' choice for Summer 2019 is Lieke Marsman's very personal collection The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes, translated from Dutch by Sophie Collins, published by Pavilion Poetry. This book was written in the … Continue reading

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The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes – In Conversation with Lieke Marsman and Sophie Collins

A work of poetry, social criticism and autobiography, Lieke Marsman's The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes is an honest and dryly comic account of a period in the author’s life that elides pretension in search of autonomy and self-knowledge. Beautifully translated by the poet Sophie Collins, the book also includes a translator’s note in the form … Continue reading

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Pavilion Poetry 2019 Launch Recap

On Wednesday 1st May, we held a book launch for the 2019 Pavilion Poetry collections in the School of the Arts Library with the Centre for New and International Writing. Series editor Deryn Rees-Jones introduced the event, and the poets read from the three new collections - Hand Over Mouth Music, The Following Scan Will … Continue reading

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Dear Big Gods – In Conversation with Mona Arshi

Following on from her Forward prize-winning collection, Small Hands, Mona Arshi’s new book Dear Big Gods continues its lyrical and exact exploration of the aftershocks of grief. Dear Big Gods is one of three new collections published by Pavilion Poetry in 2019, and to mark the occasion we have the below video of Mona sharing her thoughts … Continue reading

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‘A Handful of Blue Earth’ Marilyn Hacker on her translation of the poems of Vénus Khoury-Ghata

Marilyn Hacker has translated several of the works of Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Here to celebrate her latest translation A Handful of Blue Earth, Marilyn discusses the translation process and what inspires her about Vénus Khoury-Ghata. Read on for a poem from A Handful of Blue Earth. A Handful of Blue Earth is your translation of the poems written by Vénus Khoury-Ghata. … Continue reading