Keith Payne - Translating Poetry
“Of the song of him with the world in his care
I am content to know the air.”
A 3-Day workshop with poet and translator Keith Payne that will celebrate the joys and possibilities of translation. From birdsong to the music of poetry, we will explore the lyrical and lexical worlds that are opened to each us as we carry a poem from one language to another. The purpose of this workshop is to focus the ear on the rhythm and inherent musicality of a poem when approaching a translation. We will also look at examples of poems that have been set to music and participants will get the chance to try translations of their own. No experience of another language is necessary to take part in this workshop, which is open to all levels of experience. Simply a good ear will do.