Catastrophe is an electrifying poem by the Somali poet Xasan Daahir Weedhsame. Help the PTC publish it as a dual-language poem-poster translated by Daljit Nagra illustrated by artist Bryan Talbot.
The Poetry Translation Centre is looking for a part-time Administrator to join our small and dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with exceptional administrative skills and a passion for the arts to join an innovative and ambitious literature organisation.
By: Delaina Haslam
Translator Delaina Haslam reflects on translating ‘More Rich Taints Yer’ by Mamoudou Lamine Kane with Clare Pollard at a PTC Workshop and seeing a new poem from in front of her eyes.
By: Erica Jarnes
We took Karin Karakasli, Sarah Howe, Bejan Matur and Jen Hadfield, and of course, our wonderful bridge translator Canan Marasligil, to meet warm and enthusiastic audiences across England.
By: Erica Jarnes
In the run up to our 2017 Summer Tour we dug up the pink paper programme for the Poetry Translation Centre’s very first event from 13 years ago: ‘An Evening of International Poetry’ at SOAS.
By: Canan Marasligil
Canan Marasligil talks about being a bridge translator for Karin Karakaşlı and Bejan Matur, the poets on the PTC 2017 Summer Tour, translating feelings, context and politics a well as words.
By: Mui Poopoksakul
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.
Our new season of Poetry Translation Workshops starts in April. Get a Season Pass and translate new poetry from China, Brazil, Mauritania, Cuba and Georgia with award-winning poet Clare Pollard
Help guide the PTC and oversee our artistic vision as an active member of our Board. We are seeking new Trustees with experience in digital marketing, publishing, HR & fundraising
By: Micha Meyers
‘Curiosity and a little chutzpah got me through the door.’ Workshop stalwart Micha Meyers writes about what it’s like to translate with the PTC.