by Partaw Naderi
The Afghan poet, Partaw Naderi, was invited to take part in the PTC's first World Poets' Tour in 2005. In this article he writes about the excitment he felt at being invited to the UK and he reveals the true inspiration behind his poem, 'Beauty'.
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'.
by Dany Mitzman
Dany Mitzman reports for "Network Europe Extra" on Radio Netherlands Worldwide about the Mexican Poets' Tour.
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.
by Julia Bird
Julia Bird, the Poetry Translation Centre's tour manager, takes stock of our gala reading at the British Library.
by Sarah Maguire
If we could read the poets that move huge audiences elsewhere in the world, would it wake up our own? On the Guardian's blog Sarah Maguire prescribes a course of translation to restore the vitality of British verse.
by W N Herbert
Could there be an audience in Bristol eager to hear poetry from Somaliland and Sudan on a Sunday afternoon? W.N. Herbert is delighted to find there was. Read the blog for his account of the World Poets' Tour event at the Bristol Poetry Festival.
by Susannah Tarbush
Susannah Tarbush reported on our World Poets' Tour Men's Night reading at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, on 13th October, 2005. The article was published in The Saudi Gazette.
To celebrate the PTC's World Poets' Tour, three poets - Gaarriye, his poet-translator, David Harsent and Sarah Maguire, were invited onto BBC Radio 3's The Verb.
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