Mimi Khalvati

  1. 31/05/2012

    Mimi Khalvati on Translating Shakila Azizzada

    by Mimi Khalvati

    Poet Mimi Khalvati describes how much she enjoyed the experience of translating Afghan poet, Shakila Azzizada with Zuzanna Olszewska, a process she found much easier having translated Kurdish poet, Kajal Ahmad, with us in 2008.

  2. 28/04/2012

    Zuzanna Olszewska on Translating Shakila Azizzada

    Zuzanna Olszewska writes about the challenges and pleasures of translating Afghan poet, Shakila Azizzada, with Mimi Khalvati for the PTC's Persian Poets' Tour 2012

  3. 01/12/2008

    Translating Kajal Ahmad

    by Mimi Khalvati

    Mimi Khalvati expresses her desire to preserve, 'The sweetness and simplicity of [Kajal's] voice, the political and personal passion, the directness and immediacy of the address ... [together with her] sense of humour and the fable-like quality of the poems', in the translations she made with Choman Hardi.

  4. 18/10/2008

    'Reading Room - Six Poets and Six Translators at the British Library'

    by Julia Bird

    Julia Bird, the Poetry Translation Centre's tour manager, takes stock of our gala reading at the British Library.

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