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Exploring Translation as Disruption

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Tilted Axis contributor Meena Kandasamy will take part in Poetry International 2019 to discuss Desires Become Demons, the Translating Feminisms pamphlet she edited and co-translated.

Consider the disruptive and transformational nature of translation at a talk from a panel of poets and translators including Adelaide Ivánova, Rachel Long and Meena Kandasamy.

The panel explores ideas of decolonising translation and championing the poets and projects working to this ethos, unpicking the complexities and intricacies of the process.

Poet and translator Meena Kandasamy will take part in the discussion, representing Tilted Axis Press’ new Translating Feminisms pamphlets which showcase intimate collaborations and conversations between some of Asia’s most exciting women writers and emerging translators.

Brazilian poet Ivánova appears alongside UK poet and translator Long. The pair have worked on a selection from Ivánova’s award-winning book the hammer (o martelo), alongside translator Francisco Vilhena. The selection considers both sexualised violence and consensual sex through a single narrative voice, offering a potent expression of female sexuality in poems that are challenging, profound, and darkly comic.

This event is part of Poetry International 2019 and will take place in Level 5 Function Room, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall.

Tickets: £10 (Booking fee: £3.00), concessions 25% off. Get your ticket here.

Earlier Event: September 23