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World Poets’ Tour 2008  Kicks Off

World Poets’ Tour 2008 Kicks Off

Following the extraordinary success of the first World Poets’ Tour in 2005, the Poetry Translation Centre has organised its second World Poets’ Tour which begins on Sunday 7th September at the Bristol Poetry Festival.

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‘Finding an Audience’

‘Finding an Audience’

Could there be an audience in Bristol eager to hear poetry from Somaliland and Sudan on a Sunday afternoon?

W.N. Herbert is delighted to find there was.

Read the blog for his account of the World Poets’ Tour event at the Bristol Poetry Festival.

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Listening to Noshi Gillani

Listening to Noshi Gillani

Lavinia Greenlaw writes about the impact that listening to Noshi Gillani read her poems had on her translations: ‘I had in my head Emily Dickinson’s dashes - how they hold the parts of her poems in mid-air, or the artist Cornelia Parker’s suspended cutlery and blown-up shed.’

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‘There is a Sudanese Culture’

‘There is a Sudanese Culture’

This is an interview Saddiq gave to Richard Lea of Guardian Online during his Autumn Tour in 2006. ‘In the face of Sudan’s long conflict between the supposedly Arabic north and African south, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi’s poetry blends influences from both. Richard Lea meets him.’

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‘Literary and Literal Giants’

‘Literary and Literal Giants’

Susannah Tarbush reported on our World Poets’ Tour Men’s Night reading at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, on 13th October, 2005. The article was published in The Saudi Gazette.

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