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Swirl Of Words/Swirl Of Worlds

April 2, 2021
by the gentle author

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Stephen Watts by Lucinda Douglas Menzies


Poet & translator Stephen Watts has gathered an anthology of almost a hundred poems from almost a hundred languages, as a celebration of the astonishing richness of linguistic diversity in Hackney. Entitled Swirl of Words/Swirl of Worlds, it will be launched in June by Peer when copies will be distributed free to library members. As a preview, I have selected six favourites below, each followed by a translation in English. Click here to support this wonderful endeavour







3 Responses leave one →
  1. April 2, 2021

    These are wonderful poems. Reflective and clear, they are bright streams of individual vision flowing into the river of our rich and shared experience.

  2. April 2, 2021

    What a mganificent idea. Whenever a language dies, and they die more often than we think, we lose a whole culture. Language and how we use it, says so much about ourselves.

  3. Annie S permalink
    April 3, 2021

    A lovely idea to which I have subscribed.
    Thank you for bringing the book to our attention.

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