Featured poems

Portrait of Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Throne

written by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi
translated by Sarah Maguire

Aloft
as though lifted on fingertips -

عَرشْ

مَرْفُوعَةٌ
عَلَى أَصَابِعَ ولا أَصَابِعَ للمَوْجِ

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Portrait of Coral Bracho

Water of Jellyfish

written by Coral Bracho
translated by Katherine Pierpoint

Water of jellyfish,
milky, snaking water

Agua de bordes lúbricos

Agua de medusas,
agua láctea, sinuosa,

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Portrait of Reza Mohammadi

Rain

written by Reza Mohammadi
translated by Sarah Maguire

If it rains
my friends will be stuck at home

باران

باران
باران اگر بیاید

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Welcome to The Poetry Translation Centre’s website. We’re a small organisation dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, we've translated 400 poems written in 27 different languages by 89 poets from 39 countries. On our website you'll find all these poems both in translation and in their original language, plus photos and videos of our events and information about what we do and how we translate.

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