The new year suggested a podcast about fresh beginnings, renewal and rebirth. Unfortunately, this is impossible because all poems are about death.
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Corsino Fortes’s began writing in the dying days of colonial rule, and he uses his work to reclaim, almost to recreate, his newly reborn country. Translated by Sean O’Brien and Daniel Hahn.
‘Emigrant’ was written by the poet Corsino Fortes from the Cape Verde Islands. It was translated into English by Daniel Hahn and Sean O’Brien. Listen to the poet and translators recite the different versions of this poem here.