Featured poems

Portrait of Corsino Fortes

Letter from Bia d'Ideal

written by Corsino Fortes
translated by Sean O'Brien

               The 19th of the month
               to windward of the souls that know me

Carta de bia d’ideal

              19 deste mês
              a barlavento das almas que sabiam

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Portrait of Toeti Heraty

Letter from Oslo

written by Toeti Heraty
translated by Carole Satyamurti

I have received your invitation –
thank you.

Surat Dari Oslo

Sudah kuterima surat undangan
Terima kasih, jadi anakmu akan menikah?

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Portrait of Azita Ghahreman


written by Azita Ghahreman
translated by Maura Dooley

In the silence dreams came
and brought to mind     your silhouette against the sky


سکوت خواب‌های زیادی دید
و به یاد آورد     خم شانه کسی را در آسمان

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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 399 poems written in 27 different languages by 86 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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