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Uten Mahamid’s Single-Shot Poetry

Uten Mahamid is a highly visual writer, and it’s no surprise, given that he is also an artist. He has said that in his poetry, as well as his artwork, he likes to create images that tell stories.

A Day in the Life of a Poetry Translator

Poet Clare Pollard facilitates poetry translation workshops for the PTC. She talked to Natasha Sutton Williams of London Calling about the process and challenges of being a poet-translator.

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These Poems Don’t Need A Visa

These Poems Don’t Need A Visa

Listen to the Poetry Translation Centre’s playlist of poems from Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen, all countries affected by Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’

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Why do Somali poets have nicknames?

Why do Somali poets have nicknames?

To naanays or not to naanays? Within the Somali community it is common for people to be referred to, almost exclusively, by a nickname or a naanays. So why do many poets, such as Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac (Gaarriye)  and Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame (Hadraawi), have nicknames but Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf doesn’t?

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