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Desires Become Demons: Four Tamil Poets

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Translating Feminisms showcases intimate collaborations and conversations between some of Asia's most exciting women writers and emerging-star translators: contemporary poetry of labour and language, alongside essays exploring how, where and by whom feminist writing and female bodies are translated.

For us at Tilted Axis Press, feminist publishing means working against the
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Paperback, 66 pages
Published February 14th 2019 by Tilted Axis Press
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This collection of anthologies by Tilted Axis Press translates female and feminist poetry from Asia into English. There are four parts:

“Against Healing”, nine Korean poets
“Desire Become Demons”, four Tamil poets
“Moon Fevers” from the Vietnamese poet Nhã Thuyên
“Night” from the Nepali poet Sulochana Manandhar Dhital

Reading all of them almost back to back, I felt they were a mixed bag overall, but verging on the negative side. Now, poetry is always very subjective, so just because I did not like
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