Poetry In Translation

Episodes

First
Broadcast
RepeatedComments
2013051620131222

Just how do you translate a poem? Daljit Nagra explores the different approaches that poets take, and there's more to it than just knowing another language. The Magazine Modern Poetry in Translation was founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in 1965. It's hard to believe that before this British poetry had no real access to work beyond its borders. Modern Poetry in Translation has just changed editorship, and we hear from outgoing editor David Constantine and new editor Sasha Dugdale about the magazine's history and future. Daljit speaks to poets Jo Shapcott, Pascale Petit, WN Herbert and Yang Lian, who share the pleasures and pitfalls of their methods of translation.

Presenter: Daljit Nagra

Producer: Jessica Treen

20130516

Just how do you translate a poem? Daljit Nagra explores the different approaches that poets take, and there's more to it than just knowing another language. The Magazine Modern Poetry in Translation was founded by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in 1965. It's hard to believe that before this British poetry had no real access to work beyond its borders. Modern Poetry in Translation has just changed editorship, and we hear from outgoing editor David Constantine and new editor Sasha Dugdale about the magazine's history and future. Daljit speaks to poets Jo Shapcott, Pascale Petit, WN Herbert and Yang Lian, who share the pleasures and pitfalls of their methods of translation.

Presenter: Daljit Nagra

Producer: Jessica Treen.