PTC guest translator Micha Meyers introduces the Israeli Ars Poetica movement, detailing the history of discrimination and denial of cultural identity that informs this new wave of Mizrachi poetry.
By: Erica Jarnes
For International Woman’s Day Erica Jarnes writes about the PTC’s commitment to female poets & translations and explains why we are taking part in the Year Of Publishing Women.
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.
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.
‘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’
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
By: Micha Meyers
‘Curiosity and a little chutzpah got me through the door.’ Workshop stalwart Micha Meyers writes about what it’s like to translate with the PTC.
By: Ilhaan Mohamed
Former PTC intern Ilhaan Mohamed lays out the questions rased by her ongoing research into the relationship between nationality and translation in the world of literature.
By: Erica Jarnes
Listen to the Poetry Translation Centre’s playlist of poems from Libya, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland and Yemen, all countries affected by Trump’s ‘Muslim ban.’