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Launch Clean Hands Pandemic Focus with Simone Atangana Bekono and David Colmer

Join the Modern Poetry in Translation editors on Thursday 22 April 2021 for the online launch of MPT ‘Clean Hands: Focus on the Pandemic in Europe’.

MPT Editor Clare Pollard will be joined remotely by Simone Atangana Bekono, Safiye Can, David Constantine, Martin Kratz and David Colmer. Tune in for readings from the latest issue of MPT and a discussion on poetry and the pandemic.

The editors will also be answering your questions on the night – so please email questions in advance to webeditor@mptmagazine.com with ‘Clean Hands Pandemic Focus online launch’ in the subject line.

Simone Atangana Bekono

About MPT ‘Clean Hands: Focus on the Pandemic in Europe’

MPT’s spring issue ‘Clean Hands’ focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, featuring the Stanza/MPT Windowswap Project; a conversation between Simone Atangana Bekono and Jay Bernard about the language of lockdown; and new poems and translations from across the continent including Jan Wagner, Stella N’Djoku, David Harsent, Safiye Can, David Constantine, Agnes Agboton, and many more. Also: an introduction to Uyghur poetry curated by Munawwar Abdulla, Naush Sabah’s version of ‘Qasida Burda’, and climate change poems by Marion Poschmann, translated by Jen Calleja.

More information

  • Date: Thursday 22 April 7pm GMT
  • Location: Zoom / online, with captions provided by rev.ai
  • Price: free, with optional donations when booking via EventBrite
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About the author(s)

Simone Atangana Bekono (1991) is a poet and graduated from Creative Writing Artez with her first poetry collected titled How the First Sparks Became Visible in 2016. She won the Poëziedebuutprijs Aan Zee for this collection in 2018. She participated in the 2016 Slow Writing Lab, the talent development programme...
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