The Blue Nib

Issue: Issue 18 11th December 2017

Poems by Guido Cupani and Erri De Luca , translated from the Italian by Patrick Williamson, and Guido Cupani’s translations of works by Patrick Williamson

I am Patrick Williamson, a British poet and translator, who lives in France. I also work with music and filmpoems (Afterwords, set to music by Mauro Coceano). My work is increasingly focused on Italy, where I have published two collections Beneficato(English-Italian, Samuele Editore, Pordenone, 2015), and Nel Santuario (Samuele Editore, 2013; Menzione Speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso …

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A return to the attack on writer’s block! Shirley Bell looks at translation to add a creative push to your poetry.

Patrick Williamson has very kindly written a thoughtful article on the process of translation and I have published a really fine selection of his work from the original Italian. However I would like to suggest the idea of translation as a creative tool to prompt your creative writing. I wrote lots of poetry in the …

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3 poems by Marcy Clark

I began writing in journals when I lost my boys (accident and war). Their pets saved me and poetry  – discovered a year ago  – brings me peace. I live in Florida with my husband of 51 years and our dog and cat rescues. I feel most fortunate to have some of my scribbles published …

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Poetry by Sayan Aich Bhowmik, Christopher Stolle , Gabriel Eziorobo, Ceinwen E. Cariad Haydon, Arathy Asok

Sayan Aich Bhowmik is Assistant Professor of English at Shirakole College ( affiliated to the University of Calcutta). When not under the burden of answer scripts and meeting deadlines, he can be found nurturing his love for movies, writing and poetry. A published poet, he is also the editor of the blog Plato’s Caves, a …

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4 poems by Wilma Kenny

Wilma Kenny is a published poet living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has read her work on RTE radio and been placed in a number of competitions such as Trocaire/ Poetry Ireland competition. Her poetry has been published in Skylight47, A New Ulster, FourxFour and Arlen Press. She has been placed in competitions held by …

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Patrick Williamson talks about The Methodology of Translation.

I am Patrick Williamson, a British poet and translator, who lives in France. I also work with music and filmpoems (Afterwords, set to music by Mauro Coceano). My work is increasingly focused on Italy, where I have published two collections Beneficato(English-Italian, Samuele Editore, Pordenone, 2015), and Nel Santuario (Samuele Editore, 2013; Menzione Speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso …

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5 Poems by Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is an Irish writer, poet and editor. His prose, poetry, haiku and songs have been published throughout Europe, America, Australia, Nepal, India, Pakistan,Thailand, Mexico, The Philippines, Japan and Canada. His writing has been translated into Irish, Croatian, Japanese, Dutch, German, Italian and Chinese. He won the Michael Hartnett Viva Voce competition in 2010 …

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4 poems by Amy Wyatt

Amy Louise Wyatt is an A Level Lecturer, poet and artist from Bangor, N.I.  She founded the Bangor Poetry Competition and regularly facilitates workshops and exhibitions. Amy has been published in Edify and FourXFour with Lagan Press.  She was a finalist in the 2016 National Funeral Services Poetry Competition and a finalist in the 2017 Aspects Festival Poetry Slam.       …

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