We are delighted to announce that two Poetry Translation Centre publications have been shortlisted for the first-ever Derek Walcott Prize for poetry.
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.
Featuring Adelaide Ivánova
Slambassadors 2018 Winner and member of The Octavia Poetry Collective Destiny Adeyemi digs into ‘the hammer and other poems’ by the Brazilan poet Adelaide Ivánova.
Six emerging poets are taking over the Poetry Translation Centre’s YouTube page to respond to our 2019 publications. Find out more about the explosion of video coming your way.
The PTC staff look back on the highlights from our big year in 2019 including our tours, symposium the launch of the Sarah Maguire Prize and look forward to 2020.
By: Tice Cin
‘I think that activists have a connection to poetry that felt healthy’ Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova talks about her poetry and political activism and her admiration for young poets.
By: Erica Hesketh
On June 1st the Poetry Translation Centre will celebrate its 15th Birthday! We celebrate the poets and translators we have worked with and look on towards our future.
By: Edward Doegar
The PTC is launching our World Poet Series, a new series of pocket-sized bilingual books, with the English and original-language text displayed side by side.
To celebrate the launch of Adelaide Ivánova’s ‘the hammer and other poems’ we have commissioned three poets from the Octavia collective to write a poem responding to Adelaide’s work.
By: Kostya Tsolákis
Kostya Tsolákis recently gave a workshop on translating LGBTQ poetry at the Poetry in Aldeburgh festival. Read about his journey from workshop attendee to facilitator.
By: Clare Pollard
Clare Pollard talks about her time as the poet-facilitator for the PTC’s translation workshops and enjoying a strange hybrid position at the sessions as half-teacher and half-student.