Podcasts

The Bridal Veil by Shakila Azizzada

Listen to ‘The Bridal Veil’ by Shakila Azizzada, translated by Mimi Khalvati and Zuzanna Olszewska. Shakila Azizzada is a very musical poet, tender and intimate, but also uncompromising in her political poems.

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Taste by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

Listen to ‘Taste’ by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and read how working on these translations made her poet translator Clare Pollard want to ’ tear up a lot of mainstream English poetry’s ‘rules’

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Death of a Princess by ‘Gaarriye’

Listen to ‘Death of a Princess’ by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac ‘Gaarriye’ from Somalia. Read, poet David Harsent’s reflections on translating Gaarriye for Poetry Translation Centre’s 2005 World Poet’s Tour.

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Small Fox by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

This week’s poem podcast is ‘Small Fox’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi. The PTC and Bloodaxe Books published Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s first English language collection entitled ‘A Monkey At The Window’ in 2016.

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Happy Valentine by Azita Ghahreman

‘Happy Valentine’ by Persian poet Azita Ghahreman is the ultimate Hate Poem. Translated by Maura Dooley and Elhum Shakerifar this poems can be deployed to end any relationship.

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Did You Hear It Too? by Mohan Rana

Mohan Rana’s poetry has a magnetic quality. Despite its philosophical profundity, they remain vividly accessible and relatable. His themes are universal and they are conveyed through resonant images.

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The Poem Tree by Abdellatif Laâbi

This week’s podcast is ‘The Poem Tree’ by Abdellatif Laabi from Morocco. The poem is read first in English translation by Andre Naffis-Sahely and then in French by Abdellatif himself.

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Beauty by Partaw Naderi

Listen to ‘Beauty’ Afghan poet Partaw Nader translated from Dari by Yama Yari and Sarah Maguire and read Partaw Nader describe being ‘overwhelmed by indescribable joy’ upon finishing a poem.

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With a Red Flower by Azita Ghahreman

This week’s poetry podcast is ‘With a Red Flower’ by Azita Ghahreman, translated by Maura Dooley and Elhum Shakerifar. Read translator Elhum Shakerifar on translating Azita Ghahreman.

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To Catch Butterflies by Noshi Gillani

Noshi Gillani’s choice of complex imagery and ideas made translating her poems into English extremely difficult. Read Nukhbah Langah’s essay on translating Noshi Gillani’s poems from Urdu.

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