Five Afghan poems from the PTC archive, all of these poems are in English and Dari, the regional variation of Persian that has developed in that part of the world.
All podcasts featuring Nick Laird
Listen to ‘Drawing’ and ‘The Football’ by Reza Mohammadi part of our #ResistancePoets celebration. These poems were translated by Hamid Kabir and Nick Laird.
This week’s poem is ‘Drawing’ by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Nick Laird and then in Dari by Reza.
‘The Word’ by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan is first in English translation by Nick Laird and then in Dari by Reza Mohammadi. The poem was translated by Nick Laird & Hamid Kabir.
“Rather than trying to tame or domesticate Reza’s poems into western ideas of neatness, I should just try to present them in a language that allowed their strength to come through.”
This week’s poem is ‘Drawing’ by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. In 2012 poet Nick Laird and Hamid Kabir translated several of Reza’s poems for the Persian Poets Tour. The poem is read first in English and then in Dari by Reza.
Reza Mohammadi - widely regarded as one of the most exciting young poets writing in Persian today. He studied Islamic Law and Philosophy in Iran before obtaining an MA in Globalisation in London.
Listen to ,Illegal Immigrant, by Dari poet Reza Mohammadi translated by Nick Laird and Hamid Kabir and read about how Nick Laird found his way into his translations by listening to Reza read his poetry.