Modern Poetry in Translation

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Modern Poetry in Translation
Modern Poetry in Translation, no 3 2017.jpg
Cover of issue no 3, 2017
EditorClare Pollard
CategoriesLiterary magazine
FrequencyThree times a year
Year founded1965
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inOxford
WebsiteOfficial website

Modern Poetry in Translation is a literary magazine and publisher based in the United Kingdom. The magazine was started by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort in 1965.[1] It was relaunched by King's College London in 1992.[2] The College published it until 2003.[2] It publishes contemporary poetry from all around the world, in English.

To celebrate the magazine's 50th anniversary, a microsite was developed to present the first issue of Modern Poetry in Translation in its entirety, including high resolution scans of the original print document. The microsite was expanded to a full website at in 2018. The original anniversary microsite, and first issue, is available at at

Magazine Issues[edit]

In a Winter City: Focus on Hungary and Ted Hughes (2018 No 3) See more

The House of Thirst: Focus on LGBTQ+ Poetry (2018 No 2 ) See more

Profound Pyromania: Focus on Caribbean Poetry (2018 No 1) See more

War of the Beasts and the Animals: Russian and Ukrainian Poetry (2017 No 3) See more

A Blossom Shroud: Focus on the Poets of Shubbak (2017 No 2) See more

Songs of the Shattered Throat: Focus on the Languages of India (2017 No 1) See more

The Blue Vein: Focus on Korean Poetry (2016 No 3) See more

One Thousand Suns: Focus on the Languages of Africa (2016 No 2) See more

The Great Flight: Refugee Focus (2016 No 1) See more

The Tangled Route: Uruguayan Focus (2015 No 3) See more

I WISH... Children's Focus: (2015 No 2)

Scorched Glass: Iranian Focus (2015 No 1)

The Singing of the Scythe: Poetry of The First World War (2014 No 3)

The Constellation: Poetry International (2014 No 2)

Twisted Angels: Brazilian Focus (2014 No 1)

Secret Agents of Sense: Polish Focus (2013 No 3)

Between Clay and Star: Romanian Focus (2013 No 2)

Strange Tracks: Focus on Dutch Poetry (2013 No 1)

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  1. ^ "Modern Poetry in Translation 50th Anniversary Study Day – Cambridge". Polish Cultural Institute. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Modern Poetry in Translation: Second Series". King's College London. Retrieved 3 April 2016.

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