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Adelaide Ivánova Interview

‘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.

Translating The World for 15 Years!

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.

The PTC’s World Poet Series

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.

Octavia Poets Respond to Adelaide Ivánova

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.

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Translating our translators

Translating our translators

The Poetry Translation Centre always works through collaboration. Find out why we use the term ‘bridge-translator’ to describe the language experts we work with.

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Finding a home in translation

Finding a home in translation

Kostya Tsolákis recently gave a workshop on translating LGBTQ poetry at the Poetry in Aldeburgh festival. Read about his journey from workshop attendee to facilitator.

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Interview with Mary Jean Chan

Interview with Mary Jean Chan

The PTC has established a new advisory board. As part of a new series of interviews, our commissioning editor, Edward Doegar, met up with the poet Mary Jean Chan at the British Library.

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What is a ‘Poetry Transcription Pizza Party’?

What is a ‘Poetry Transcription Pizza Party’?

In June the PTC teamed up with The Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society to run our first ever Poetry Transcription Pizza Party, a fun workshop were volunteers used their language skills to help battle the anglophone cultural bias on the internet.

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