The PTC are delighted to announce the participants of our first-ever young poets’ development scheme, who will be working with Mexican-Scottish poet and translator Juana Adcock.
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.
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By: Michael Barnes
Poet and translator, Michael Barnes looks at the complexities of privilege and space when writing about multilingualism as a white, native English speaker
Undertow, the PTC’s Youth programme, is developing young poets and spoken word performers - The deadline for applications has been extended to MONDAY AUGUST 9TH.
The Sarah Maguire Prize for Poetry in Translation is an international biennial award for the best book of poetry in English translation by a living poet from beyond Europe.
By: Payal Bhavsar
Current PTC intern Payal Bhavsar and her mother read poetry together during the UK lockdown, picking up PTC chapbook ‘The Cartographer’ by Hindi Poet as a way of getting to grips with anxiety and grief.
By: Octavia Lamb
Octavia Lamb, the newly appointed Chair of the Poetry Translation Centre’s Board of Trustees, talks about her relationship with poetry and translation and looks forward to the PTC’s upcoming projects.
By: Tony Frazer
‘Anniversary Snow’ has won the Sarah Maguire Prize, here Tony Frazer, Editor & Publisher of Shearsman Books feels the joy of victory and reflects on the importance of prizes.
By: Brian Holton
Translator Brian Holton has won The Sarah Maguire Prize for his work on ‘Anniversary Snow’ by Chinese Yang Lian. Here he reflects on his life as a translator.
By: Yang Lian
‘For a poet, writing is like running a marathon’: The Chinese poet Yang Lian responds to winning the Sarah Maguire Prize with a reflection on his approach to poetry.