This week’s poetry podcast is ‘Woman of Mint’ by Palestinian poet Fatena Al-Gharra, translated by Sara Vaghefian, with a poetic translation by Sarah Maguire, the founder of PTC.
This week’s poem is ‘Siesta’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself.
Listen to the ‘The Lost Button’ by Fatena Al-Gharra, translated from the Arabic by Anna Murison and Sarah Maguire. Read in English by Sarah and in Arabic by the poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
To celebrate the work of Sarah Maguire we are releasing this extended podcast featuring 11 poems by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan, that Sarah translated with her friend Yama Yari.
‘Desolation’ by poet Partaw Naderi translated by Sarah Maguire & Yama Yari. “We say poems are part of our mother’s milk” Partaw says “and that all of our culture came through poetry.”
‘Schism’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi was inspired by a Bronze offering table in the Petrie Museum collection. The poem is read in English by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself.
Saado Cabdi Amarre is a poet whose emotional verse laments the senselessness of the successive civil wars that have affected Somaliland in the aftermath of its secession.
Listen to ‘He Tells Tails of Meroe’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi translated by Sarah Maguire & Rashid El Sheik, from his collection to responding to the Petrie Museum Collection.
Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi captured the deep-seated antipathy of the late night bartender ‘Nursing a drink that bores him’ translated by Atef Alshaer and Sarah Maguire.
This passionate antiwar Somali poem ‘You Understand’ is read first in English translation by PTC Artistic Director Sarah Maguire and then sung in Somali by Saado Cabdi Amarre herself.
Listen to ‘Totality’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from his collection ‘A Monkey At The Window’ The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
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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