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Parthian Books

Home on the Move: Two poems go on a journey

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Title will be released 1 July, 2019

Multilingual anthology of poetry and translation produced for the touring project ‘Talking Transformations: Home on the Move’.

Edited by Ricarda Vidal and Manuela Perteghella

Features TS Eliot Prize shortlisted poet Deryn Rees-Jones. 

This collection combines filmmakers, translators, artists and poets from Romania, Poland, France, Spain and the UK.

Home on the Move explores notions of ‘home’ that are challenged and reshaped by unprecedented migration. The anthology interrogates ideas of home, belonging and language from poetic perspectives. The creative responses are the results of a journey undertaken by two poems about ‘home’: poet Deryn Rees-Jones’ poem ‘HOME’ who travelled from the UK via France to Spain and back and Polish poet Rafał Gawin’s poem: ‘DOM. KONSTRUKCJA W PROCESIE SĄDOWYM’ (‘Home. Structure on Trial’).

Gawin travelled to the UK via Romania and back to Poland and the poem reflects the inspiration of these places. During each journey, the poems were translated by a literary translator and a local film artist.

Editors' Bios

Dr Ricarda Vidal is a lecturer, translator and curator. She teaches at King’s College London and is the founder of ‘Translation Games’, a research project into the theory and practice of intersemiotic and multilingual translation. Her most recent book, Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders: Intersemiotic Journeys across Media (co-edited with Madeleine Campbell) will be published with Palgrave in autumn 2018.

Dr Manuela Perteghella is a curator, creative producer and translation theorist. She has published research in the field of literary and theatre translation, promoting the theory of translation. She has taught translation at universities in the UK, and more recently at the Open University, and has worked for theatre companies. Manuela blogs on ‘The Creative Literary Studio’, and is the co-curator of ‘TransARTation!’, a touring exhibition of inter-art translation.