Series: World Poets’ Tour 2008

The PTC's second World Poets' Tour featured the poetry of six leading international poets co-translated by half-a-dozen distinguished British poets in two dozen extraordinary events and readings in venues across the UK.

The PTC's second World Poets' Tour, which took place in October 2008, featured the poetry of six leading international poets - listed on the right - co-translated by half-a-dozen distinguished British poets presented in twenty-one extraordinary events and readings in venues across the UK.

On these pages you can find descriptions of the events, together with blogs, essays, photos and videos.

Events from World Poets’ Tour 2008

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Gaarriye at Somali Week

As part of the 2008 Somali Week Festival at Oxford House, Gaarriye and his translator, Martin Orwin, read some of his most famous work.

Oxford House
Bethnal Green
London
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Poets in the Community: Farzaneh Khojandi at SOAS

Farzaneh Khojandi gave a special reading at SOAS with an audience from the Iranian, Tajik and Afghan communities.

Khalili Lecture Theatre
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street
London
WC1H 0XG
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Newcastle University - Gaarriye and W.N. Herbert

The Northern Writers’ Centre and the School of English at Newcastle University presented an evening of readings with Gaarriye and W.N. Herbert.

Newcastle University
G5, Percy Building
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
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An Evening with Scottish P.E.N. - Gaarriye and W.N. Herbert

Gaarriye,W.N.Herbert, Iyad Hayatleh and Valerie Thornton read at a special event for Scottish P.E.N. at the Glasgow School of Art on Thursday 11th December.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow School of Art
167 Renfrew St
Glasgow
G3 6RQ