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Deborah Levy in B O D Y

Author of Man-Booker nominated Swimming Home and Black Vodka: ten stories has just published a book of poetry entitled An Amorous Discourse In The Suburbs Of Hell, an extract of which is the latest read in B O D Y’s UK & Irish Poetry Issue. Levy has a number of UK appearances coming up, including […]

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Jacek Gutorow in B O D Y

“So many poems. So many nice poems. More and more and still getting stronger.” This is from the begininng of Jacek Gutorow’s poem “Caedmon”, one of four of the Polish poet’s works published in B O D Y in translations by Piotr Florczyk.

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Watch Anthony Madrid Read Live With Christopher Crawford: Tonight

Tonight at 8 PM GMT / 9 PM CET / 3 PM EST / Noon PST, Christopher Crawford and Anthony Madrid will read and answer your questions during a live-streamed online reading at Transatlantic Poetry.   Transatlantic Poetry Readings allow poets and audiences worldwide to come together in one virtual location. B O D Y […]

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B O D Y Transatlantic Poetry reading

Tonight, November 23rd, B O D Y hosts a Transatlantic Poetry reading featuring JOSHUA WEINER (US) and EMILY BERRY (UK). The reading will be streamed live over the Transatlantic Poetry site, Facebook and from Google+ event page. The reading begins at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST. This is an innovation in poetry readings, allowing poets […]

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B O D Y’s Pavel Srut week

It’s all Czech poet Pavel Šrut all week in B O D Y, beginning with Monday’s essay by translator Deborah Garfinkle “Remembering Pavel Šrut’s Worm-Eaten Light” and continuing with her translations of his poetry and a review of his work. Worm-Eaten Light is the work Šrut published in 1969 following the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia […]

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The fragments from Miklos Radnoti’s final day of freedom

During the Second World War Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti was subject to forced labor because he was Jewish and was called up three times. The final time came on May 20, 1944, when he was sent to a German labor camp in Bor, Serbia, where he worked in the copper mines. On May 19, the […]

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Book World Prague 2013 report in Publishing Perspectives

Here’s what I wrote about the Prague book fair for Publishing Perspectives, covering the significance of Slovakia as the Guest of Honor, poetry being a focus of the fair and various ups and downs facing the Czech book industry, such as the insanely high VAT tax on books and the impending arrival of Amazon. On […]

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Book World Prague 2013

Prague’s book fair Book World Prague (BWP) 2013 runs from May 16 to 19, with some events having already taken place in various spots throughout the city. The main fair hosts Slovakia as this year’s Guest of Honor, with a significantly larger and less restricted group of writers attending the event than when, say, Saudi […]

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Prague Microfestival

The fifth Prague Microfestival of poetry runs from May 12 to 14 with an extra night of readings on May 15. Celebrating “new and innovative poetry that ventures into the realm of experimentation and the visual arts, unfettered by the narrow boundaries of national literatures” the festival brings together 12 writers from Norway, Croatia, the […]

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The Siege of Sziget

The difficulties of getting writing translated into foreign languages is often taken as a particularly current subject, as if the glut and popularity of English-language bestsellers, the Internet and modern publishing are obviously to blame. But the case of Miklós Zrínyi would make even the most happily obscure contemporary poet shudder. He published his Hungarian […]

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