Earlier this year I was invited to Budapest to take part in the ‘Visegrad Poets’ project, bringing together female poets across Europe to translate and read with eachother, along with Anna T Szabo (Hungary), Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkalo ( Poland), Katerina Rudcenkova (Czech) and Katarina Kucbelova (Slovakia). It was possibly the most fun week of work I’ve ever had, with lots of late nights talking politics and men with plenty of astingent Balaton wine, and Anna’s impossibly sweet chestnut pudding (not to mention a tipsy midnight trip to some ancient Turkish baths). Anyway, I’m very pleased that four of my translations from the trip are included in the autumn issue of Poetry London.
I was also pleased to see a very interesting, in-depth essay on my work by Adrian May in the new PN Review, ‘The Hang of Song: The Arctic Monkeys and Clare Pollard’, in which he discusses music and poetry, and compares our difficult fourth album/collection.
Finally, my India poem ‘A Night in Varanasi’ is now up at the very cool e-zine Beat the Dust