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The Previous Song (No 2 2022)

The Previous Song (No 2 2022)

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MPT’s summer issue, ‘The Previous Song: Focus on Somali Poetry’ includes new poems by Asmaa Jama and Hibaq Osman, translations of Amran Maxamed Axmed and Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’, an introduction to the lyrics of Qaraami – the popular music of Somali culture – and Ayan Salaad’s translations of Ali Osman Drog’s womens’ songs.

Also: new translations of Tove Ditlevsen, Meret Oppenheim and Mona Kareem, poems in response to the invasion of Ukraine, and Olivia McCannon translates Louky Bersianik’s Cold War sequence ‘Ruins of the Future’.

All this and more in the ground-breaking magazine dedicated to poetry in translation: for the best in world poetry read MPT.