Listen to ‘Directions’ by Kurdish poet Kajal Ahmad, you can hear the poem read first in English by one of Kajal’s translators, Choman Hardi and then in Kurdish by the poet herself.
Ahead of next month’s tour, we are releasing this recording by Turkish Poet Bejan Matur and her poet-translator reading ‘Growing Up In Two Dreams’ in turkish and English.
This week’s poem is by Abdellatif Laabi from Morocco. The poem is read first in English translation by Andre Naffis-Sahely and then in French by Abdellatif.
This week’s poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
This week’s poem is by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David himself.
This week’s poem is ‘With a Red Flower’ by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by the poet Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita.
Bucket, rope, fire extinguisher, etc is from by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias’ collection Dame Spray. The poem was translated by the translator Serafina Vick and the poet Abigail Parry.
Listen to one of two poems entitled ‘the hammer’ from Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova’s World Poets Series collection translated by Rachel Long and Francisco Vilhena
Reza Mohammadi is a prize-winning poet, prolific journalist and cultural commentator. The poem is read first in English translation by the Irish poet Nick Laird.
Translated by Sarah Howe and Canan Marasligil for the PTC’s Turkish poets tour, this poem is about the poet’s love of the famous medieval stone tower in Istanbul.
Azita Ghahreman’s collection ‘Negative of a Group photo’, translated by Maura Dooley and Elhum Shakerifar, was Shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation award.
This week’s poem is originally from by Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias’ 2016 collection Dame Spray, translated by writer Serafina Vick & poet Abigail Parry.
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