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On these pages you can find reviews of our translations and events; interviews with our poets and translators; blog posts; and a selection of fascinating essays on translation by some of the UK’s best known poets and translators.
By: Charlotte Shevchenko Knight
British-Ukrainian poet Charlotte Shevchenko Knight talks about the role of poetry in the preservation of collective memory that is vital to Ukraine’s survival.
By: Nashwa Gowanlock
Writer, editor, and literary translator of Arabic literature Nashwa Gowanlock has joined the PTC as our Publisher and is looking forward to upcoming projects with our exciting poets and translators.
The language question in African literature is as old as the oldest books written by Africans in or about the continent. But it is not as old as Africans producing artistic content.
Ó ti pé tí a ti máa ń gbọ́ àríyànjiyàn nípa kíni irú èdè tí ó yẹ ká lò láti máa kọ lítíréṣọ̀ nílẹ̀ adúláwọ̀. Ṣùgbọ́n ṣè kò tíì pẹ́ ju bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ tí àwọn ọmọ ilẹ̀ adúláwọ̀ ti ń ṣe oríṣiríṣi iṣẹ́ ọnà nínú èdè wọn?
By: Tice Cin
Writer Tice Cin, author of ‘Keeping the House’ used to work at the Poetry Translation Centre. Here she reflects on the poems that inspired her from our archive.
By: Leo Boix
La experiencia de la naturaleza, ha funcionado siempre en la obra de Diana Bellessi como metáfora de la escritura feminista, de la acción política de rebelión contra la violencia y injusticia.
By: Leo Boix
The experience of nature has always been a constant preoccupation in Bellessi’s work. It functions as a metaphor for feminist writing and for the political action of rebellion against violence.
By: Isi de Paula
In an era when being busy is the rule, writing poems or staring and the ceiling are small daily acts of resistance. Isi de Paula looks at Paul Lafargue’s writing that makes the case for balancing The Right To Work with The Right To Be Lazy.
By: Kyoo Lee
Sarah Maguire Prize judge, philosopher and critic Kyoo Lee remembers her first meetings with PTC founder and poet Sarah Maguire, and imagines what Sarah would make of today’s world.