To close up 2021 a poetry collection of the 30th parallel north, featuring poems from the PTC audio archive from Mexico, Morocco, Iran, Afghanistan and China.
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In the shadow of the climate emergency poems about the natural world take on a new significance, poems by Bejan Matur, Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf and Yu Yoyo.
Two poems by Sichuanese poet Yu Yoyo, translated by Dave Haysom with A K Blakemore. Yu was seen as a voice of her generation after her work gained attention online.
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.
‘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.
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.