Contributing Editor John Mateer elegizes Nelson Mandela with his English-language Xhosa praise poem.
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Sudeep Sen presents poems by Prague-based poet Louis Armand, author of over 30 books and translator of Véronique Vassiliou and several Maghrebi writers.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Basque poet Rikardo Arregi, winner of the Spanish Critics Prize, translated into English by Amaia Gabantxo.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Danish poet Pia Tafdrup, translated by David McDuff. Tafdrup, a member of the Danish Academy, received the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize in 1999 and the Nordic Prize in 2006 from the Swedisjh Academy.
For me, as a poet, as someone wanting to rid my language of violence, I thought I must return to contemplate what can be found in this strange, ghostly English I use, to find what represents Arabic vestige and what that poetics might be.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by young Galician poet Yolanda Castaño.
“Contemporary poetry in English seems to me to be rather narcissistic, as opposed to the Greater Themes of poetry in Spanish… A huge difference between poetry in the English speaking world and poetry in Latin America, is that here people actually like poetry, especially in small towns and rural areas.”
World Poetry Portfolio, edited by Sudeep Sen in association with ATLAS Magazine Mary Dorcey, an award winning poet, short story writer and novelist, was born in County Dublin, Ireland. In 1990 she won the Rooney Prize for Literature for her short story collection: A Noise from the Woodshed. Her bestselling novel Biography of Desire (Poolbeg) was […]
This week’s World Poetry Portfolio celebrates Seamus Heaney’s life, following his death on 30 August 2013, with two poems by series editor Sudeep Sen.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Richard Deming, who received the 2009 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Sudeep Sen presents poems by Iman Mersal, who writes in the Arabic, for World Poetry Portfolo #59.
Empathy runs rampant in this anthology named after South African polymath Sol Plaatje, translator of Shakespeare into Tswana remembered for his observations on the Boer War.