This week we bring you poems reflecting both personal stories and national narratives, looking at lost friends, lost parents and exile by Salome Benidze & Azita Ghahreman.
Listen to three poems by Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish, read in Arabic by Najwan and in English by translator Atef Alshaer and UK poet Paul Batchelor.
For Black History Month, listen to two poems from the PTC Archive: ‘Taste’ by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and ‘He Tells Tales of Meroe’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi,
As part of the PTC Resistance Poets season looking at poets as political activists we bring you two poems by the Arabic poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan.
Listen to ‘Drawing’ and ‘The Football’ by Reza Mohammadi part of our #ResistancePoets celebration. These poems were translated by Hamid Kabir and Nick Laird.
This podcast brings you Ribka Sibhatu reading her poem ‘To the Sycamore’ and the fable ‘How African spirits Were Born’ with André Naffis-Sahely reading his transitions.
Not two poems but a poem and a fable read not in two languages but three languages: Amharic, Tigrinya, and English with translations by André Naffis-Sahely.
Two poems from Legna Rodríguez Iglesias dealing frankly with female desire: ‘Lips’ and ‘How the violin sounds’ translated by Serafina Vick and Abigail Parry.
This week the podcast features two poems by Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, both from her 2013 collection ‘The Law of Dynamics’ and ‘Sucking The Stone’.
Tho poems by by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias ‘Farmer’s Treasure’ and ‘An accumulation of dry matter that is slow after flowering but intensifies during the lactic phase’
‘The Day I’ and ‘Red Room’ both originally published in Legna Rodríguez Iglesias’ 2012 Spanish language collection The Perfect Moment.
Two poems, Pure Jazz and Maggot People, by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias from her book Miami Century Fox, a collection of 51 Petrarchan sonnets.
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