Workshop on Poetry by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan
Sudanese poet, Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, joined us to discuss translating his poetry in a workshop led by his translator, Samuel Wilder. Workshops where we're lucky enough to have the poet with us are always particularly fascinating and this evening was no exception.
It took us two-and-a-half hours of painstaking discussion to complete one of Saddiq's poems, 'Longing'. We hope you think the results were worth our efforts and you enjoy reading the poem.
Clarissa Ackroyd wrote a fascinating blog about the workshop which gives a real insight into how the evening progressed.
Our poetry translation workshops are one of the PTC's core activities. Through them we've first encountered some of the poets we've gone on to translate, publish and record at length. A significant number of the poets who've visited the UK to take part in our tours were introduced to us by a translator bringing their poems to a workshop.
The workshops are open to anyone who has the skills to translate the poetry of a living African, Asian or Latin American poet with an established reputation in their own language. You don't need to send us your translations before you join us.
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Workshop places are limited so advance booking is essential.
Workshops are free, but if you can afford it, you are welcome to make a donation via PayPal (just click on the button below as usual and choose Donation).