Hailing from Mauritius, the small island nation off the Southeast coast of Africa that bares the linguistic legacies of both Dutch and French colonisation, Umar Timol writes poetry in a French creole that is thick with neologisms.
Najwan Darwish is a leading voice in contemporary Arabic literature, working as a poet, journalist, editor and critic. The New York Review of Books has described him as “one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation”.
Join Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman and her poet-translator Maura Dooley for an event celebrating her new collection Negative of a Group Photograph, published by the Poetry Translation Centre and Bloodaxe Books.
Ilkley Literature Festival
St Margaret's Hall
Azita Ghahreman is in London to launch her collection Negative of a Group Photograph, published in Farsi and English by the Poetry Translation Centre and Bloodaxe Books. At this free event she will share the stage with UK-based Persian poets for an intimate evening of contemporary verse in the Persian language. Hosted by poet and translator Alireza Abiz.
Please note that readings will be in Farsi (Persian) only.
Presented in partnership by the Poetry Translation Centre and Jaleh Esfahani Foundation
Room B202, Brunei Gallery Building, SOAS,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
The Poetry Translation Centre and Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society are partnering up for a pizza-fueled session transcribing Arabic, Hindi, Kurdish and Urdu poetry, from useless and ugly old JPEGS into functional, searchable computer files.
Birkbeck University of London
Our upcoming workshop translating Arabic poet Amjad Nasser with Atef Alshaer is now fully booked. We are starting a waiting list so if you are still interested in coming to this session please get in touch.
The Poetry Translation Centre
Poetry Translation Centre
2 Wardrobe Place