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Negative of a Group Photograph by Azita Ghahreman

Featuring: Azita Ghahreman, Elhum Shakerifar, Maura Dooley

Listen to the poem Negative of a Group Photograph being read in Farsi and English by Azita Ghahreman and her poet-translator Maura Dooley. This is the title poem of Ghahreman's recent English language collection published by the PTC and Bloodaxe Books.

This poem was written in memory of the poets Ghazaleh Alizadeh and Nazanin Nezam Shahi who both died young and in unfortunate circumstances. In this podcast, Azita talks about her inspiration for the poem and her memories of these two important female writers who died too young.

This is part of our new rebranded weekly release: the Dual Poetry Podcast, one poem in two languages from the Poetry Translation Centre. As ever we will be releasing a translated poem each week.