Modern Poetry in Translation, Third Series, No. 9 is dedicated to Palestine, to the place itself, its changing geographical shape; and to Palestine as a location in the mind, the idea of the place, for an Arab, an Israeli, a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, an unbeliever. Palestine: place, aspiration, myth and reality, through many centuries. Original and translated poetry, anecdotes, photographs, all of the highest quality, deal with the topic of Palestine in its terrible complexity. This issue of MPT presents a variety of perspectives, and seeks through poetry and translation to promote an understanding of different points of view. Individual contributors see things from their own perspective. All together, they may perhaps illuminate one another and be an image of a necessary co-existence.