Featured poems

Portrait of Farzaneh Khojandi

Spring Is Coming

written by Farzaneh Khojandi
translated by Jo Shapcott

What does exile taste like, my darling,
what is it to know loneliness?

Spring Is Coming in the original language

The first two lines of the poem titled Spring Is Coming

video audio We have a podcast related to Spring Is Coming

Portrait of Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Lamps

written by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi
translated by Sarah Maguire

In the water
in silence at your side

Lamps in the original language

The first two lines of the poem titled Lamps

video audio We have a book related to Lamps

Portrait of Dilawar Karadaghi

An Afternoon at Snowfall

written by Dilawar Karadaghi
translated by The Poetry Translation Workshop

I'm not here.
What a shame, tomorrow day will break

An Afternoon at Snowfall in the original language

The first two lines of the poem titled An Afternoon at Snowfall

Welcome

Welcome to The Poetry Translation Centre’s website. We’re a small organisation dedicated to translating contemporary poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America. To date, we've translated 400 poems written in 27 different languages by 89 poets from 39 countries. On our website you'll find all these poems both in translation and in their original language, plus photos and videos of our events and information about what we do and how we translate.

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