Bucharest in Spring & the Joys of Translation

On a drizzly spring day I’m looking ahead to next week in Bucharest teaching Literature Translation Masterclasses at The University of Bucharest. I’ve been involved with the translation programme there since 2009 when I worked on polishing the English translations for...

100 Great Indian Poems

// how many paise for each brown glass bottle, how much for each tin can // I’m delighted that my poem Kabariwala features in “100 Great Indian Poems”, now available to order. This anthology is unique for its selected translations of Indian poetry in 27 languages...

OPTIMISM

One of the ‘firsts’ for me this year was the commercial installation of my short poem Optimism. It has had the most amazing reactions. That’s made me look at the poem in a new light and read it to boost myself after disappointments. Considering I’d ignored this poem...

‘By the Old Airport’

‘By the Old Airport’ shortlisted for inaugural Milestones poetry competition. A poem I wrote about living near Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong will appear in the Milestones anthology later this year. It was among shortlisted poems. The ‘milestone’ in the poem is...

Two Poems in Stand magazine

Two Poems in Stand magazine, Issue 213: one old – ‘Shards’ from Raincheck Renewed one new – ‘Dealing in Numbers’ You can read them in the web edition here:...