As the Spring Festival draws to a close, there was a good deal to learn and savour about Chinese Tea and poetry at Lakeside on Sunday.
Last week I participated in a collaborative Kazakh poetry translation workshop run by the Poetry Translation Centre. The evening was great fun and I learned a good deal about Kazakh language and poetry.
Shoestring Press poets Matthew Barton, Roy Marshall and Martin Stannard gave us a marvellous evening of poetry in translation at Five Leaves Bookshop last week. Their approaches to translating from Italian, German and Chinese were very different, reflecting their own distinct poetic voices.