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Meena into Scots

This poem by Meena was probably the one I wanted to ‘translate’ the most, the one which took longest, and the one which is most problematic. Problematic because the impulse and the root of Meena’s work is so strong that … Continue reading

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Roselyne into Scots

Here are three poems from a set of seven I translated from the French of ‘Par La Porte du Silence’, a sequence Roselyne wrote on a Korean residency. Again, it was a sense that these particular poems might work well … Continue reading

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Arjun into Scots 1

Here’s the first of Arjun’s poems in English (apologies about losing the centre margin!) then in Scots. I loved the teasing relation between his shopping list of necessities and the short, oblique commentaries/asides/non sequiturs. This piece we performed as a … Continue reading

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