The Sarah Maguire Prize celebrates the best of modern poetry and showcases a range of different translation methodologies highlighting excellence in literary translation.
By: Lola Olufemi
Lola Olufemi introduces the PTC’s upcoming Radical Approaches Reading Group, discusses the importance of theory, and asks ‘What does it mean to reckon with history in real time?’
By: Patrizia Longhitano
Brazilian-Italian poet Patrizia Longhitano talks about moving to the UK to become a Londoner and why she writes poetry in English.
By: Serafina Vick
As we launch our audio archive of poems by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, translator Serafina Vick writes about the process of translating Legna’s work.
By: Mohini Gupta
Translator Mohini Gupta interviews Vinod Kumar Shukla, one of the most treasured writers in India today. Mohini Gupta has translated his work at the PTC’s workshops.
We are delighted to announce that two Poetry Translation Centre publications have been shortlisted for the first-ever Derek Walcott Prize for poetry.
By: Basma Abdel Aziz
Egyptians are witnessing unprecedented political oppression and now the lyrics of ‘Festival Songs’ have become the focus of a distracting media storm.
‘Getting Ready for Nothing’ is a series of hybrid makeup tutorial slash poetry criticism videos from the poet Ella Frears responding to the work Chinese poet Yu Yoyo.
Poet Jade Cuttle’s PTC YouTube Takeover videos are in dialogue with poems from ‘the hammer and other poems’ by Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova.
Tice Cin is a poet and interdisciplinary artist from Tottenham, North London. Week 4 of the takeover sees Cin is making work responding to the poems in My Tenantless Body by Chinese poet Yu Yoyo.
Week three sees Guido García Lueches talking about ‘A little body are many parts’ by Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, and sharing his own poems about immigration.
Slambassadors 2018 Winner and member of The Octavia Poetry Collective Destiny Adeyemi digs into ‘the hammer and other poems’ by the Brazilan poet Adelaide Ivánova.
Brazilian/Italian poet Patrizia Longhitano responds with creativity and humour to the work of Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, with playful videos, animations and even a song.
The PTC has cancelled our upcoming events due to the ongoing Covid-19 Outbreak, but we still have a lively online presence.