Articles related to Sarah Maguire

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 Adventures of ‘Beauty’

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’.

‘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’.

‘Finding an Audience’

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.

‘Literary and Literal Giants’

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.

PTC Poets Talk To BBC Radio 3’s The Verb

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.