Interviews

  1. 22/08/2010

    'The Bards of Somalia'

    by Rageh Omaar

    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'.

  2. 07/05/2010

    'A Poetry Fiesta' - Interview on Radio Netherlands Worldwide

    by Dany Mitzman

    Dany Mitzman reports for "Network Europe Extra" on Radio Netherlands Worldwide about the Mexican Poets' Tour.

  3. 07/05/2010

    'The Tricky Art of Translating Poetry' - Interview on Deutsche Welle

    by Dany Mitzman

    Dany Mitzman reports for international German radio station Deutsche Welle about the art of translating poetry. In her report she interviews poets David Huerta, Victor Teran and David Shook, as well as the PTC's Director Sarah Maguire.

  4. 09/10/2008

    A Guardian Podcast with Farzaneh Khojandi, Jo Shapcott and Narguess Farzad

    by Alison Flood

    Hear Tajik poet Farzaneh Khojandi, her translator Narguess Farzad and English poet Jo Shapcott in conversation with Alison Flood in a special Guardian books podcast.

  5. 16/10/2006

    'There is a Sudanese Culture'

    by Richard Lea

    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.'

  6. 03/04/2006

    An Interview with Gaarriye published in The Wolf

    by James Byrne

    Gaarriye was interviewed by James Byrne for The Wolf, just before his return to Somaliland following his participation in the 2005 World Poets' Tour.

  7. 31/10/2005

    Extract from an Interview with David Harsent published in The Wolf

    by James Byrne

    In an interview given to The Wolf, David Harsent discussed co-translating Somali poet, Gaarriye. A full version on the interview was published in The Wolf, no.11.

  8. 15/10/2005

    'Unbroken Chain'

    by Kevin Rushby

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

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.