Articles

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.

Category: Blog

These Poems Don’t Need A Visa

These Poems Don’t Need A Visa

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.’

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A Day in the Life of a Poetry Translator

A Day in the Life of a Poetry Translator

Poet Clare Pollard facilitates poetry translation workshops for the PTC. She talked to Natasha Sutton Williams of London Calling about the process and challenges of being a poet-translator.

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A Reflection on Nationality and Translation

A Reflection on Nationality and Translation

Our intern, Ilhaan, describes the project that she is researching with the PTC for her English Literature course. This blog piece is reflection on how ideas of nationality function in the world of literature.

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Some Thoughts on Co-Translating Gaarriye

Some Thoughts on Co-Translating Gaarriye

W N Herbert offers a fascinating insight into how he approached co-translating Somali poetry. In this essay he describes his induction into the marvellous complexities of Somali verse and how he came to terms with the formal dexterities of Gaarriye’s ‘non-lyric’ poetry.

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