Series: Poetry Translation Workshops 2018: January - March Season Pass

Whether you are a poet, translator or lover of words our friendly poetry translation workshops are a great way to get closer to poetry from around the world. Meet other poetry lovers and take a close look at work by living poets from other cultures. At each workshop, the participants work together to give a poem from Asia, Africa or Latin America a new life in English.

There is no need to know the language being translated, just come along!

In our latest workshop season, between January and March, we will be looking at poetry in Japanese, Hebrew, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Swahili and Arabic. Award-winning poet and editor of Modern Poetry In Translation Clare Pollard will be returning to facilitate these sessions.

Our workshops are held in central London every second Tuesday from January 16th to March 27th.

This season's bridge translators include:

Micha Meyers (Hebrew), Khairani Barokka (Indonesian), Alice Guthrie (Arabic), Dr Alan Cummings (Japanese), Brother Anthony (Korean) & Ida Hadjivayanis (Swahili)

Workshop Facilitator:

Clare Pollard is an award-winning poet and the editor of Modern Poetry In Translation. As a writer, Clare is very concerned with bearing witness to the times in which we live. Her work has frequently engaged with contemporary concerns. Her third collection Look, Clare! Look! (2005) was made a set text on the WJEC A-level syllabus. Her latest collection is Incarnation (Bloodaxe, 2017).

Buy a season pass for all 6 sessions in the January to March 2018 season.

You can browse all the workshops below.

The saving on a pass is equivalent to one free workshop.

The PTC is dedicated to offering their workshops for free to refugees and the unwaged. If this includes you book a season pass to let us know you are coming.

Events from Poetry Translation Workshops 2018: January - March Season Pass

Translating the Hebrew ‘Ars Poetica’ poet Roy Hasan with Micha Meyers Passed

Translating the Hebrew ‘Ars Poetica’ poet Roy Hasan with Micha Meyers

We will explore poems by contemporary Israeli poet Roy Hasan belonging to the ‘Ars Poetica’ movement with translator Micha Meyers. The name is a pun on a Hebrew slang word derived from Arabic, meaning ‘pimp’.

The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH
Translate Indonesian poet Debra Yatim with Khairani Barokka Passed

Translate Indonesian poet Debra Yatim with Khairani Barokka

Writer, poet and artist Khairani Barokka will be introducing us to the poetry of Indonesian writer Debra Yatim. Debra Yatim is an activist, journalist, filmmaker and founder of several NGOs in Indonesia.

The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH
Translating Arabic poetry with Alice Guthrie Passed

Translating Arabic poetry with Alice Guthrie

Arabic translator Alice Guthrie first worked with the PTC last year when we brought our workshops to the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay. She returns to look again at Arabic poets from Syria, Egypt and Iraq.

The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH
Translating Japanese poet Karan Kurose with Dr Alan Cummings Passed

Translating Japanese poet Karan Kurose with Dr Alan Cummings

Dr Alan Cummings from SOAS’s Department of East Asian Languages and Culture returns for another workshop translating Karan Kurose, the Japanese poet, monk and TV poetry show judge.

The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH
Translating Korean poet Kim Seung Hee with Brother Anthony Passed

Translating Korean poet Kim Seung Hee with Brother Anthony

We are excited to welcome Korean translator Brother Anthony to work with the Poetry Translation Centre for the first time. He will be introducing us to the work of Kim Seung Hee, a widely admired feminist surrealist poet.

The Poetry Translation Centre
London
EC4V 4AH
Translating Swahili Poet Issa Shivji with Ida Hadjivayanis Passed

Translating Swahili Poet Issa Shivji with Ida Hadjivayanis

Translator Ida Hadjivayanis returns to translate Swahili Poetry by Issa Shivji, a Tanzanian author who writes free verse poetry with a political bent under the pen name Issa Bin Mariam.

The Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place
London
EC4V 5AH