On Sunday October 5, Marco Polo Project was featured as part of ‘Poetry Cafe’ at Montsalvat Open Day.
Montsalvat, in Eltham, is Victoria’s oldest artist community, and still offers studio space to painters, sculptors and writers. This event, organised by resident Lella Carridi, brought together poets and translators from China and Australia. The very diverse group spoke Mandarin, Italian, Greek, Dutch, french, and English. Together, we discussed the challenges and thrills of collaborative translation, and read five poems from Yisha’s collection ‘Poems for the new century’, and extracts from Katie Keys’ Beijing poem series.
Poems were translated in partnership with the Monash University Centre for Translation Studies.