The House of Thirst: MPT [2018 ; No.2 ]
Modern Poetry in Translation, 2018
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MPT's summer issue `The House of Thirst' focuses on LGBTQ+ poetry, and includes translations of Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Else Lasker-Schuler, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, Friedrich Chernyshov's urgent poems about transgender lives in the Ukraine, 19th Century Kurdish poetry, and Jayan Cherian's `homoerotic big bang' in a new version by Richard Scott. There is also an essay by Mary Jean Chan exploring `Queerness as Translation'. Elsewhere in this issue: the Iranian poet Azita Ghahreman, a major new poem by Polina Barskova translated by Valzhyna Mort, and a tribute to Menno Wigman. All this and more in the groundbreaking magazine dedicated to poetry in translation: for the best in world poetry read MPT.
Marieke Lucas Rijneveld