Origins of the Fire Emoji, 2020 Number 3

MPT’s autumn issue, ‘Origins of the Fire Emoji’, has a focus guest-edited by the Dead [Women] Poets Society, and will bring voices from all corners of the world back to life. From Enheduanna, a high priestess from ancient Mesopotamia who is the first recorded poet, to Suzannah Evans’ essay on ‘Resurrecting’ Nadia Anjuman, via Sappho, Hồ Xuân Hương, Marina Tsvetaeva, Lakshmi Holmström, Noémia de Sousa and many more, you are invited to join the séance. Also featured: Ali Al-Jamri’s new translation of Aboul Qassem Al-Shaabi’s influential poem ‘The Desire of Life’. All this and more in the groundbreaking magazine dedicated to poetry in translation: for the best in world poetry read MPT.