Directions by Kajal Ahmad

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.

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Growing Up In Two Dreams by Bejan Matur

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.

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Small Fox by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

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.

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With a Red Flower by Azita Ghahreman

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.

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the hammer [2] by Adelaide Ivánova

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

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To Love by Reza Mohammadi

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.

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Galata by Karin Karakaşlı

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.

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When Winter Comes by Azita Ghahreman

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.

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