A look back at our 2017 tours featuring Bejan Matur, Karin Karakaşlı, Canan Marasligil, Sarah Howe, Jen Hadfield, Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, Clare Pollard, Daljit Nagra and Martin Orwin.
By: Erica Jarnes
We are thrilled to announce that The Sea-Migrations by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf translated from Somali by Clare Pollard has been named the Poetry Book of the Year by The Sunday Times.
By: Clarissa Aykroyd
Sarah Maguire, an outstanding poet and the founder of the Poetry Translation Centre, died in November 2017. She had been ill for a few years. Poet Clarissa Aykroyd shares her memories.
By: Erica Jarnes
Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and her translator Clare Pollard wowed audiences, while Martin Orwin and Daljit Martin read from Catastrophe by Weedhsame, who was, sadly, kept away from the UK.
We are sad to announce that the PTC’s founder and Artistic Director, Sarah Maguire, died last night. Sarah was a distinguished poet in her own right, as well as the driving force behind the PTC.
The Poetry Translation Centre is seeking a new Chair for our Board of Trustees. We are especially keen to hear from people with knowledge of the arts sector.
By: Dave Haysom
‘Only those who can’t find joy go looking for thought. Look for thought in poetry? Are you sick or something?’ Literary translator and editor Dave Haysom introduces Chinese ‘Lower Body Poetry’
By: Alice Guthrie
Translator Alice Guthrie reflects on translating Iraqi poet Kadhem Khanjar’s harrowing poem ‘Breaking News: Mass Grave Discovered Nearby’ in the tranquil setting of our Torquay workshops during the International Agatha Christie Festival.
By: John Akinde
Spoken, Not Stirred, who run regular poetry events in the east end of London, organised a fundraiser on Saturday the 5th of August 2017. The day featured a reading of ‘Catastrophe’ by Daljit Nagra, followed by a Spoken, Not Stirred open mic
Writer and artist Bryan Talbot talks about his life in comics and illustrating ‘Catastrophe’, a Somali Poem by Xasan Daahir Weedhsame about mass migration for the Poetry Translation Centre.