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Review: Scent of the Unseen, by Mila Haugová

James and Viera Sutherland-Smith translate a Slovakian poet, Mila Haugová, in the commendable Visible Poets series of translations. Their versions encapsulate the tone of 'someone who delights in the stretching and distortion of language'.

... Looking for 'that voice hidden within a crevice' Haugová herself writes of is the translators' first task, and in bringing that voice to light, the voice of Slovakia's leading woman poet, James and Viera Sutherland-Smith have rendered Slovakian literature a first-class service.