Persian Poets' Tour Praised in The Independent
In her article,'Persian Poetry Power', The Independent's Christina Patterson praised the PTC's Persian Poets Tour for translating its 'remarkable poets' and bringing them to new audiences in the UK.
'In the end,', Christina writes, 'the poems must speak for themselves. If you read them, in these brilliant translations, done by brilliant poets, working with brilliant scholars, you'll find they do. You'll find they speak, as all art should speak, of love, and life, and loss. You'll find yourself thinking of the corn poppies that used to bloom before the shadow cast by "the mountain range of a thousand mosques". You'll find yourself thinking of "the last bird of the garden," and of the winter that has passed. You'll find yourself thinking of stars that "rise from the blisters on... hands," and desperately hoping they do.'
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