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  1. 08/01/2015

    We’re recruiting: Managing/Programme Director

    We are expanding our activity and reach from January 2015 and are seeking a senior leader to work with Founding/Artistic Director Sarah Maguire in the ongoing development and management of the company’s work.

  2. 19/12/2014

    We're recruiting: Administrator/Communications Manager

    This is an excellent opportunity for someone with strong administrative skills and an interest in social media and outreach to join a dynamic, innovative and highly successful literature organisation.

  3. 29/09/2014

    Workshops Cancelled for Autumn

    We're sorry to tell you that we won't be holding any workshops this term because Sarah Maguire is unwell.

  4. 03/07/2014

    My Voice, our dazzling anthology, is published to mark the PTC's tenth anniversary

    June 2014 marks the PTC's tenth anniversary, an occasion we're celebrating with the publication of our brilliant anthology, My Voice: 111 dazzling poems from our first decade of translations edited by PTC Director, Sarah Maguire

  5. 01/07/2014

    The PTC Receives Funding from ACE for 2015-18

    We're delighted to announce that the Poetry Translation Centre has been successful in our application to Arts Council England for funding for 2015-18.

  6. 27/01/2014

    Welcome to Our New Workshop Series

    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.

  7. 17/12/2013

    Highlights from 2013: Thanks for All Your Support!

    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.

  8. 16/12/2013

    Fondation Jan Michalski Awards PTC £25,000 to Develop New Website

    We are thrilled to announce that the Fondation Jan Michalski, a Swiss-based charitable foundation dedicated to supporting writers and literature, has awarded the PTC £25,000 to develop a new website.

  9. 15/12/2013

    'This poem is a gun / And words are ammunition': Poems for Mandela

    To mark the passing of Nelson Mandela, we've gathered together a selection of powerful poems by leading African poets, including the magnificent 'Mandela' by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'.

  10. 15/11/2013

    Angkarn Chanthathip Wins the 2013 South East Asian Writers' Award

    Many congratulations to Thai poet, Angkarn Chanthathip, for being awarded the the 2013 South East Asian Writers' Award for his collection of poems, The Heart's Fifth Chamber.

  11. 31/10/2013

    We're Looking for an Intern

    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.

  12. 03/10/2013

    Dive In and Explore Our Water Poems for National Poetry Day

    The theme of this year's National Poetry Day is water and to celebrate we've collated some of our favourite water poems translated from twelve different languages for you to read and share.

  13. 02/09/2013

    The PTC at the Poetry Book Fair 2013

    Following the success of our visit last year, the PTC once again hosted a book stall at Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair. We had a fantastic time and sold lots of our books and postcards.

  14. 02/09/2013

    Deadline Approaching for Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Poetry Competition 2013

    The closing date for the Mother Tongue, Other Tongue multilingual poetry competition for children is fast approaching - so please make sure you submit your poems before Friday 20th September.

  15. 23/07/2013

    New Full-Length Podcast Featuring Abdellatif La‚bi

    We've just released a full-length podcast featuring fifteen poems by leading Moroccan poet, Abdellatif La‚bi, read by the poet himself, with his poems in translation read by Andrť Naffis-Sahely

  16. 21/05/2013

    Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Launches in London

    We are delighted to announce that the submission period for the Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry competition 2013 is now open!

  17. 08/05/2013

    PTC Wins ACE Catalyst Grant to Help Develop Fundraising Capacity

    We're delighted to announce that a consortium headed by the PTC, in partnership with Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry London, has been awarded a grant by the Arts Council's Catalyst Fundraising scheme.

  18. 08/02/2013

    Abdellatif Laabi visits London to Launch His New Chapbook

    We're delighted that leading Moroccan poet, Abdellatif La‚bi, will be visiting London to launch his new chapbook of poems, translated by Andrť Naffis-Sahely

  19. 31/12/2012

    Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi's 'Breathless' Welcomes in the New Year in The Guardian

    Poet Carol Rumens chose Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi's 'brief, beautiful love poem', 'Breathless', for her Poem of the Week column in The Guardian because 'it captures the sense of expectation with which we greet a new year'.

  20. 14/12/2012

    We've Had a Wonderful 2012: Thanks for All Your Support!

    2012 has been an exceptional year for the PTC. If you helped to translate a new poem at a workshop, were one of the 2000 people who came to our readings, bought a chapbook, or downloaded a podcast, then THANK YOU!

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