Series: PTC Summer Tour 2017

Join us as we tour four exceptional poets from Turkey and the UK between 21 June and 1 July.

‘We are delighted to be taking these brilliant and very different poets on the road. Karin Karakaşlı deserves international acclaim and we believe Sarah Howe’s delicate and finely wrought translations will introduce her to a whole new audience. Bejan Matur is already known and respected in English but this collaboration with Jen Hadfield has produced some exceptional new translations which we can’t wait for you to hear.’
- Erica Jarnes, Managing director of the PTC. 

The PTC Summer Tour, supported by the Prince Claus Foundation and Arts Council England, will feature acclaimed Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and Armenian-Turkish poet Karin Karakaşlı, alongside TS Eliot Prize-winning British poets Jen Hadfield and Sarah Howe and literary translator Canan Marasligil.

The tour celebrates the publication of two new Poetry Translation Centre chapbooks: If this is a lament by Bejan Matur (translated by Jen Hadfield and Canan Marasligil), and History-Geography by Karin Karakaşlı (translated by Sarah Howe and Canan Marasligil).

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Events from PTC Summer Tour 2017

Stratford: Bejan Matur In Conversation Passed

Stratford: Bejan Matur In Conversation

A preview of our Turkish Poets Tour: See Kurdish poet Bejan Matur in conversation with the PTC’s managing director Erica Jarnes as part of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival 2017.

The Shakespeare Centre
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon,
CV37 6QW
Norwich: Meet the translator - Canan Marasligil Passed

Norwich: Meet the translator - Canan Marasligil

Canan Marasligil, the bridge translator for the PTC’s new Turkish chapbooks and creator of ‘City in Translation’, will share insights from her eclectic career in literary translation, on and off the page.

British Centre for Literary Translation
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ
Clerkenwell: The Language of Home Passed

Clerkenwell: The Language of Home

What does it mean to write about home? Poet and editor Anna Selby is joined by Bejan Matur, Jen Hadfield and Canan Marasligil for an evening of discussion and poetry.

Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London
EC1R 3GA
Central London: Carrying Poems Between Languages Passed

Central London: Carrying Poems Between Languages

Armenian-Turkish poet Karin Karakaşlı will read alongside British poet Sarah Howe. They will be joined by their bridge translator Canan Maraşlıgil to discuss the process translation.

Asia House
63 New Cavendish St
London
W1G 7LP
Ledbury Poetry Festival: Bejan Matur and Jen Hadfield Passed

Ledbury Poetry Festival: Bejan Matur and Jen Hadfield

An electrifying hour of poetry in Kurdish, Turkish and English exploring the language of landscape and of home with Kurdish poet Bejan Matur and award winning UK poet Jen Hadfield.

Burgage Hall
Church Lane
Ledbury
Herefordshire
HR8 1DW
Cambridge - Bejan Matur and Jen Hadfield: ‘If this is a lament’ Passed

Cambridge - Bejan Matur and Jen Hadfield: ‘If this is a lament’

Join us for an electrifying hour of poetry in Kurdish, Turkish and English, by a pair of poets whose work explores the language of landscape and of home. The reading will be followed by a Q&A.

The David Attenborough Building
Pembroke Street
Cambridge
CB2 3QZ