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.
‘the hammer’ shows the great breadth of Adelaide Ivánova’s references, listen to Ivánova reading the original Portuguese and Rachel Long reading her English translation.
Reza Mohammadi is an Afghan poet, writer and journalist, listen to his poem ‘The Word’ translated for the PTC by Irish poet Nick Laird and Hamid Kabir, from his PTC Chapbook.
This is a set of 11 connected poems. You will hear the Chinese poet Yu Yoyo reading her original text interwoven with her poet-translator, AK Blakemore, reading her English translation.
Listen to the poem that gave Yu Yoyo’s collection ‘My tenantless body’ its title: ‘dad’, translated by DaveHaysom & AK Blakemore, read in Chinese by the poet herself.
This week’s poem is ‘Behind The Mass Of Green’ by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan, translated by Jo Shapcott and Narguess Farzad. The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh.
(Explicit content) ‘the good animal’ by Adelaide Ivánova. First, you will hear the poet Adelaide discussing the poem and reading her original text, then her poet-translator, the UK poet Rachel Long will read the English version.
This week’s poem is ‘The Evening News and the Roof of the World’ by Mohan Rana from India. The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O’Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan himself.
This week’s poem is ‘Heaven’s Kitchen’ by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English by the translator, the poet by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David Huerta.
This week’s poem podcast contains three short poems by Kurdish-Turkish Poet Bejen Matur, translated by Canan Marasligil and UK poet Jen Hadfield.
Hear the Brazilian poet & activist talk about ‘guerilla bitchcraft’ & read the poem in both the original Portuguese and in translation. It’s a great poem twice and a mini-history lesson about colonial resistance.
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