Articles filed under Interviews

On these pages you can find reviews of our translations and events; interviews with our poets and translators; blog posts; and a selection of fascinating essays on translation by some of the UK’s best known poets and translators.

‘The Bards of Somalia’

Rageh Omaar introduces the dynamic tradition of Somali poetry in ‘The Bards of Somalia’ on BBC Radio 4. The programme features interviews with translators Martin Orwin and W N Herbert and the PTC Director, Sarah Maguire as well as poetry by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac ‘Gaarriye’.

‘There is a Sudanese Culture’

This is an interview Saddiq gave to Richard Lea of Guardian Online during his Autumn Tour in 2006. ‘In the face of Sudan’s long conflict between the supposedly Arabic north and African south, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s poetry blends influences from both. Richard Lea meets him.’

‘Unbroken Chain’

Kevin Rushby wrote this article for The Guardian after meeting the WPT poets from Sudan, Afghanistan and Somaliland.