Lips and How the violin sounds by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

Featuring: Legna Rodríguez Iglesias

This week's podcast brings together two poems from Legna Rodríguez Iglesias 2015 collection Hilo+Hilo / Thread+Thread. These poems were translated by Abigail Parry and Serafina Vick for the PTC publication 'A little body are many parts' which brings together poems from seven different collections of Legna's poetry.

You can find out more about the translation process on the PTC blog, were one of the translators Serafina Vick has written a piece called 'Mistrustful Trust - Musings on Translating Legna Rodriguez Iglesias'. Find it here.

'A little body are many parts' has been shortlisted for the first annual Derek Walcott Prize for a full-length book of poems published in 2019 by a living poet who is not a US citizen.

You can buy the shortlisted collections 'A little body are many parts' and 'the hammer and other poems' here.