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In My Garden of Mutants

by Volha Hapeyeva

Translated and introduced by Annie Rutherford.

This bilingual chapbook offers an introduction to the work of the prize-winning Belarusian poet Volha Hapeyeva, in Annie Rutherford’s beautifully modulated translations.

The themes which Volha Hapeyeva deals with are not the easiest: war, death, gender. But she doesn’t make it hard for the reader to follow her lyrical confrontation with these themes. Hapeyeva’s language gains its power from its almost laconic simplicity. Her poetry evokes melody; combativeness exudes from all the text pores of the poems.

Jury's statement on selecting Hapeyeva as the Graz City Writer, 2019/20

You can see a specially-commissioned filmpoem of 'And She Dreamt About the Word' (with thanks to Annie Rutherford and Volha Hapeyeva).

ISBN: 9781906570965
Published April 2021

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