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From the Palm of My Hand by Víctor Terán

Listen to ‘From the Palm of My Hand’ by Víctor Terán who writes in Isthmus Zapotec, the poem is read first in English by the translator David Shook and then in Zapotec by Víctor himself.

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Title by Abdulla Pashew

Listen to the ironic poem ‘Title’ by the prominent Kurdish poet and writer, Abdulla Pashew. This poem was translated by Mahsn Majidy and The Poetry Translation Workshop.

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Medusa by Diana Anphimiadi

Listen to ‘Medusa’ by Diana Anphimiadi, one of Georgia’s leading contemporary poets. This poem was translated by Natalia Bukia-Peters and the UK poet Jean Sprackland.

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Poem of the Nile by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Listen to ‘Poem of the Nile’ by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, read in English by the poet Mark Ford and in Arabic by the Saddiq himself, with a short introduction from Sarah Maguire, founder the PTC.

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Haft Seen by Shakila Azizzada

This week, to celebrate Nowrus, our poem is ‘Haft Seen’ by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila Azizzada.

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Remission by Abboud al Jabiri

In this week’ podcast, Iraqi poet Abboud al Jabiri fixes on a deceptively simple image and manages to convey complex and delicates feelings about loss and acceptance.

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A Shout by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

Listen to ‘A Shout’ by leading Somali poet Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, translated by Said Jama Hussein, Maxamed Xasan ‘Alto’ and the UK poet Clare Pollard.

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Bar by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi

Sudanese poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi captured the deep-seated antipathy of the late night bartender ‘Nursing a drink that bores him’ translated by Atef Alshaer and Sarah Maguire.

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