Boxed Set of Ten Chapbooks

Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Coral Bracho, Corsino Fortes, Farzaneh Khojandi, Gagan Gill, Kajal Ahmad, Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye', Noshi Gillani, Partaw Naderi, Toeti Heraty


In October 2008, to coincide with the World Poets' Tour, the Poetry Translation Centre in associated with Enitharmon Press published ten dual-language chapbooks introducing the international poets who took part in our tours in 2005 and 2008.

In an unprecedented publishing venture, the poems are printed in the original language with facing translations by leading UK poets who have worked closely with expert translators. Dual-language publications are rare enough, but our venture features poetry translated from a unique range of languages: Arabic, Dari, Hindi, Indonesian, Kurdish, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tajik and Urdu.

The poets and their translators are:

Al-Saddi Al-Raddi - translated by Atef Alshaer and Sarah Maguire.

Coral Bracho - translated by Tom Boll and Katherine Pierpoint

Corsino Fortes - translated by Daniel Hahn and Sean O'Brien

Farzaneh Khojandi - translated by Narguess Farzad and Jo Shapcott

Gagan Gill - translated by Lucy Rosenstein and Jane Duran.

Kajal Ahmad - translated by Choman Hardi and Mimi Khalvati.

Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' translated by Martin Orwin and WN Herbert.

Noshi Gillani - translated by Nukhbah Langah and Lavinia Greenlaw

Partaw Naderi - translated by Yama Yari and Sarah Maguire

Toeti Heraty - translated by Ulrich Kratz and Carole Satyamurti.

The book covers and presentation box are beatifully designed by North Kuras of Whitespace Design - responsible for our fabulous website. We are enormously proud of our collection of chapbooks.

Copies of the complete set are only available directly from the PTC. Not many sets are left, so we strongly advise you to buy the collection before they all disappear!



How to download

Our dual-language chapbooks can be downloaded in PDF format. To read the files you'll need to have the Adobe Reader programme installed on your computer.

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