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The Poetry Translation Centre gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance.

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Spring Workshops 2020

28th November

See the world through the eyes of six international poets in 2020. Work with skilled translators, poets and your fellow language lovers to tap into a global perspective at our friendly, inclusive workshops.

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  • To Love

    We don't wake together.  I come to
    in an empty room by the sea long after
    you've woken and opened the window
    and showered and…

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    عشق

    با هم بر نمی خیزیم
    من با اتاق های بندری متروکه در کناره دریا بر می خیزم
    تو با باز کردن پنجره  اتاق خواب خودت
     
    تو چای دم شده میخوری
    من قلبم را چسپ زخم  می زنم
     
    روز تو خیابانی است که به خیابانی دیگر که به ساختمانی و بعد به خیابانی در…

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    Portrait of Reza Mohammadi

    To Love

    Written by

    Reza Mohammadi

    Translated by

    Nick Laird

    Bridge translation by

    Hamid Kabir