Poetry International Web
November 6, 2002 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Poetry International Web opens today. "Hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation."
posted by igor.boog (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Haven't even looked at the poetry, but I like the way they visually categorize languages by their unique orthographical features: The Dutch "ij", the German "ss", etc. Thought that was interesting.
posted by oissubke at 11:38 AM on November 6, 2002

Yes! Yes! *bangs drum, toots horn* This was bookmarked at the speed of light, and I congratulate you on a magnificent first post. I can't believe they have facing-page versions; here's one of my favorite Cavafy poems (though not my favorite translation).

*rubs hands, awaits Thread of Wonder*
posted by languagehat at 11:38 AM on November 6, 2002

I will never lack for inspiration again. From quiet solitude to untold ecstasy. If you have time check out Camera Poetica. The link is at the bottom of the page. Your favorite poet reading his/her own poems.
posted by sierray at 2:50 PM on November 6, 2002

*makes noises that one could interpret as orgasmic*
Oh. Untold ecstasy.

My favorites:
We Cannot Stay in the Sky for Even a Split-Second
As soon as the cybermen...
posted by hippugeek at 4:09 PM on November 6, 2002

Excellent post igor.boog - thank you! I think I have my weekend reading all picked out now. And I too love the way the site posts originals beside translations - what fun for any of us word lovers. Cool!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:48 PM on November 6, 2002

Thanks for the pointers, hippugeek.

...procreate discreetly in the attic
and shoot the birds from the roof...

Nice stuff! (And seems a good rendition of the German from what I can tell.)
posted by languagehat at 8:48 PM on November 6, 2002

Wow. I mean.. WOW. Thanks, igor.boog. Is cool.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:22 PM on November 12, 2002

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