Sasha Dugdale has published five collections of poems with Carcanet, most recently Deformations in 2020 which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. She won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2016 and in 2017 she was awarded a Cholmondeley Prize for Poetry. She is former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation and poet-in-residence at St John’s College, Cambridge (2018-2021). She has translated both the poetry and prose of Maria Stepanova and her translation of In Memory of Memory (Fitzcarraldo Editions) by Stepanova was long listed for the International Booker in 2021.
photo credit: Zima Zlma
Rubbish Heap translated by Sasha Dugdale
I haven’t the strength to sing of you, resplendent rubbish heap!