News

On this page you can find details of our latest news and forthcoming events, together with information about our past activities.

Poem Podcast: ‘To Catch Butterflies’ by Noshi Gillani

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This week’s poem podcast is To Catch Butterflies by Noshi Gillani. The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by the novelist Kamila Shamsie. This and 16 other poems by Noshi Gillani were translated into English by translator Nukhbah Langah and the poet Lavinia Greenlaw.

Poetry Translation Workshops Focusing on Farsi and Pashto

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We are now half way through a new set of poetry translation workshops. Poet and translator Alireza Abiz has introduced us to the work of Iranian poet Mohammed Bagher Kolahi Ahari. Dawood Azami’s workshop looked at a poem called ‘Pride’ by Abdul Bari Jahani, one of the most famous contemporary poets from Afghanistan working in the Pashto language.

Welcome to Our New Workshop Series

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Our exciting new workshop series begins with a young Egyptian poet who became famous during the ‘Arab Spring’. We’ll also be translating poetry from Pashto, Somali and Georgian and poetry in Arabic by Mauritania’s best-loved poet.

Highlights from 2013: Thanks for All Your Support!

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In 2013 we published a new chapbook by Moroccan poet, Abdellatif Laabi, took our three brilliant Persian poets on tour and co-published the first selection of poems in English and Somali by Hadraawi, the greatest living Somali poet.

We’re Looking for an Intern

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The PTC is looking for an enthusiastic intern who’s interested our work and who has the ability to make a real contribution to what we do. Working part-time for 8 hours a week, our intern would be paid the London Living Wage of £8.55 per hour.