Two Dari poems by Afghan poet Shakila Azizzada whose work brings together Persian and Western poetry traditions, translated by Zuzanna Olszewska with Mimi Khalvati.
Víctor Terán is the preeminent living poet of the Isthmus Zapotec. Listen to two of his poems translated by David Shook in 2010 when he was part of the PTC Mexican Poets tour.
Two poems ‘The Story of Flying’ and ‘The Story of The Poor’ by Georgian poet Salome Benidze, translated in 2018 by Natalia Bukia-Peters with the UK poet Helen Mort, and read by Salome and Helen.
Hindi poetry week: Listen to ‘In Your Own Words’ and ‘After Midnight’ read first in English translation by Bernard O’Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan himself.
Poems by Urdu poet Noshi Gillani & Kurdish poet Kajal Ahmad, with translations by Nukhbah Langah with Lavinia Greenlaw and Choman Hardi with Mimi Khalvati.
Two poets writing in Dari and Farsi who use narrative in their work one is a fairy tale complete with daemons and the other is a sketch of the life of an economic migrant.
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.
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