Discover the historic first issue of modern poetry in translation founded fifty years ago by Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort

One of the most remarkable features of the poetry printed in this first issue is its sense of purpose, its confidence in the social as well as the private value of poetry, its confidence that it is being heard.

There has been little attempt to impose any unity on this first issue, but the unity, such as it is, has imposed itself on us.

Miroslav Holub
Zbigniew Herbert
Czesław Miłosz
Yehuda Amichai
Vasko Popa
Andrei Voznesensky

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