Featuring Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

In memory of Sarah Maguire 1957-2017

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.

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‘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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‘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’

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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