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.
This week’s poem is ‘Earth’ by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself.
‘Giddy Up Johnny’ by Cuban poet Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, translated by the poet Abigail Parry & Serafina Vick for her collection ‘A little body are many parts’
‘Gaarriye’ is regarded as one of the most important Somali poets of the twentieth century. Listen to this poem translated by W N Herbert and Maxamed ‘Alto’ Xasan.
Listen to the poem ‘Because’ by the Georgian poet, translated by Natalia Bukia-Peters and Jean Sprackland, from her PTC chapbook ‘Beginning to Speak’.
Listen to ‘the elephant’ by Adelaide Ivánova, looks at how the human body processes trauma, translated by the poet Rachel Long and editor Francisco Vilhena.
Listen to ‘Sway’ by the Chinese poet Yu Yoyo, translated by the UK poet A K Blakemore and the editor & translator Dave Haysom. The poem was recorded during Yu yoyo’s UK tour.
This week’s poem is by Corsino Fortes from Cape Verde. The poem is read first in English translation by Sean O’Brien and then in Portuguese by Corsino Fortes.
Listen to the half-confession from ‘the hammer and other poems’ by Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova, read in Portuguese by the poet herself and in English translation by the poet Rachel Long.
Abdellatif Laâbi is a leading Morrocan poet who writes in French and lives in exile in France. He helped found the important artistic journal Souffles. He is translated for the PTC by André Naffis-Sahely
‘Stay’ by Chinese poet Yu Yoyo is from her Worlds Poet Series collection ‘My Tenantless Body’ published by the PTC with translations by AK Blakemore and Dave Haysom.
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