Showing posts from August, 2019

Interview _ David R Mellor

David R Mellor is from Liverpool, England. He spent his late teen homeless in Merseyside. He found understanding and belief through words, and his work has been aired widely, at the BBC, The Tate, galleries and pubs, and everything in between. His books include the poetry collections, What A Catch (Mellordramatic, 2012) and Some Body (Mellordramatic, 2014). One of his poems has also been featured in Bollocks to Brexit: an Anthology of Poems and Short Fiction (CivicLeicester, 2019). In this interview, David talks about his writing: When did you start writing? In my early 20s, I started to carry a notebook with me everywhere I went. (Still do). I wasn’t that well educated at the time. To me, words... they were just words. After a while I saw them as what they were. Writing was a way of finding my voice after a very troubled childhood. I was published in the poetry press, then found a local publisher, and I’ve had three books out. I’ve played pubs, art galleries and ever

Interview _ Marija Todorova

Marija Todorova  has worked for international organizations that include the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests include interpreters in mediation, intercultural education, and visual representation in translation. Todorova is an Executive Council member of International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS). She holds a PhD in Translation Studies from the Hong Kong Baptist University, and a PhD in Peace and Development Studies from University Ss. Cyril and Methodius Skopje. In this interview, Maria Todorova talks about translation, peacebuilding and Journeys in Translation : What would you say is the role of translation or translation studies in peacebuilding?

Black Radical: a Book of Black British poetry that defines struggle

Benjamin Zephaniah and Kadija (George) Sesay are working on Black Radical: a Book of Black British poetry that defines our struggle , a new anthology. They are looking for books, pamphlets, newsletters and newspapers and any ephemera that includes poetry in / on it written by those who define themselves as Black British (including people of Asian descent) born in or who migrated to Britain. They say, "Please send copies (in any format) in the first instance with relevant details of where and when it was first published, copyright details and any other relevant details if you have that information and one of our team will follow through with you. "If you can make any suggestions of other people we should follow up with, and possible places to source material, we’d appreciate it. "Please feel free to share this call out. We already have a small team working on it but we don't want to miss out poems or people! "If you are not sure if material that you