Taking thematic inspiration from Diana Bellessi’s book ‘To Love A Woman’ this week’s podcast plays you four poems about desire written by female poets.
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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.
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.
Our Poem Podcast this week is ‘Album’ by Persian poet Reza Mohammadi. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Reza himself.
Listen to ‘A few lines about my age’ by Abdulla Pashew translated by Mahsn Majidy and the PTC Workshop and enjoy a brief history of rhubarb in the translation notes.
This poem by Mohammad Bagher Kolahi Ahari was translated by Alireza Abiz and the PTC Workshop.
Listen to ‘Speed’ by Abdullah al Ryami from Cairo, currently living in Oman. This poem is read first in English translation by W.N Herbert and then in Arabic by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
Listen to ‘Movements’ by Fatena Al-Gharra translated Anna Murison & the Poetry Translation Workshop, read by Sarah Maguire and Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.
From: Garrison Poems by Iranian poet Ali Abdollahi, Translated by Alireza Abiz & The Poetry Translation Workshop. A real example of the effectiveness of poetry that ‘shows rather than tells’.