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.


In Place of Memory

British-Ukrainian poet Charlotte Shevchenko Knight talks about the role of poetry in the preservation of collective memory that is vital to Ukraine’s survival.

Diana Anphimiadi on being a translated poet.

Read Georgian poet Diana Anphimiadi’s describes the experience of being a translated poet ‘Travelling in a different linguistic reality ... some kind of parallel reality, where another Diana Anphimiadi lives, writes and tells her readers about the most personal things. ‘

Nípa Ìkán-jù-kàn àti Ìpọ̀sí Èdè Nínú Lítiíréṣọ̀ Ilẹ̀ Afíríkà

Ó ti pé tí a ti máa ń gbọ́ àríyànjiyàn nípa kíni irú èdè tí ó yẹ ká lò láti máa kọ lítíréṣọ̀ nílẹ̀ adúláwọ̀. Ṣùgbọ́n ṣè kò tíì pẹ́ ju bẹ́ẹ̀ lọ tí àwọn ọmọ ilẹ̀ adúláwọ̀ ti ń ṣe oríṣiríṣi iṣẹ́ ọnà nínú èdè wọn?


Interview with Tice Cin

Tice Cin is a poet, writer and a member of the PTC Advisory Board. She weighs in on transhumanism versus posthumanism, translating AI poetry and her first novel.

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The PTC YouTube Takeover

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.

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A poet reviews Cats

We asked the poet AK Blakemore to review ‘Cats’ the movie based on the musical, based on the incredibly dated ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by TS Eliot. ★☆☆☆☆

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Interview with Zêdan Xelef

Zêdan Xelef is a poet and translator based in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan who forced to leave his home in the Shingal Mountains to escape the genocide of the Êzîdî community.

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What is Decolonisation?

Decolonisation has reentered the public imagination in a big way. Writer Lola Olufemi introduces the key ideas and points to poetry, translation and local communities as sits for positive action.

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