Carole Satyamurti is a poet and sociologist who lives and works in London. She won the National Poetry Competition in 1986, and a Cholmondeley Award in 2000. Countdown (2011) is her first new collection since Stitching the Dark: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2005), which drew on her previous collections Broken Moon (1987), Changing the Subject (1990), Striking Distance (1994) and Love and Variations (Bloodaxe, 2000). Her translation from the Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata is forthcoming from Norton.
Getting it Across has to do with translation in a very fundamental sense: get...