By: Marie Michalke
Zêdan Xelef is a poet and translator based in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan who forced to leave his home in the Shingal Mountains to escape the genocide of the Êzîdî community.
By: Lola Olufemi
Decolonisation has reentered the public imagination in a big way. Writer Lola Olufemi introduces the key ideas and points to poetry, translation and local communities as sits for positive action.
Six emerging poets are taking over the Poetry Translation Centre’s YouTube page to respond to our 2019 publications. Find out more about the explosion of video coming your way.
The PTC staff look back on the highlights from our big year in 2019 including our tours, symposium the launch of the Sarah Maguire Prize and look forward to 2020.
By: Astrid Alben
The Translating Poetries Symposium sees the PTC return to SOAS were the organisation was born to take stock and forge new connections for the future.
By: Soe Tjen Marching
The three poets translated at the PTC’s Indonesian workshop season share an urgency of expression and an outsider’s perspective, which has brought them to prominence in Indonesian.
By: David Shook
Translator David Shook recounts his trip to visit poet and translator Zêdan Xelef at Chamishko Camp, one of the largest camps in Iraq for internally displaced people.
By: Tice Cin
Award-winning poet A K Blakemore discusses translation, technofeminism, Gurlesque poetry, the economics of being a poet and watching Love Island.
By: Tice Cin
‘I think that activists have a connection to poetry that felt healthy’ Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova talks about her poetry and political activism and her admiration for young poets.
By: Erica Hesketh
On June 1st the Poetry Translation Centre will celebrate its 15th Birthday! We celebrate the poets and translators we have worked with and look on towards our future.
By: Edward Doegar
The PTC is launching our World Poet Series, a new series of pocket-sized bilingual books, with the English and original-language text displayed side by side.
To celebrate the launch of Adelaide Ivánova’s ‘the hammer and other poems’ we have commissioned three poets from the Octavia collective to write a poem responding to Adelaide’s work.