Past Event
Books & Debates

Modern Poetry in Translation

Fri 15 Feb 2013

Join MPT magazine for the launch of its spring issue Strange Tracks and your chance to hear the very best of contemporary European poetry with the celebrated Dutch poet and children's writer Toon Tellegen and the winners of the French and Dutch equivalents of the T.S. Eliot Prize for 2012.

Toon Tellegen is one of the best known writers in the Netherlands. Multi-award winning and with more than 20 collections of poetry to date, he is also a novelist and a popular and prolific children's writer. His Raafvogels (Raptors) in Judith Wilkinson's translation won the Popescu prize in 2011.

Ester Naomi Perquin is winner of the VSB Poetry Award in the Netherlands for her recent Celinspecties (Cell Inspections) translated by the renowned Paul Vincent.

Valérie Rouzeau’s latest collection Vrouz has just won the prestigious Prix Apollinaire in France. She has published a dozen collections, including Pas revoir, translated by poet Susan Wicks, shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and winner of the Scott Monscrieff Prize.

Menno Wigman, shortlisted for the VSB Poetry Prize for his collection Mijn naam is Legioen (My Name is Legion), is one of Holland’s most prominent writers. Translated by David Colmer, whose recent translations were shortlisted for the Popescu Prize.