Publisher: Poetry Translation Centre

ISBN: 978-0-9575511-6-9

Featured poets: Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’

Featured translators: Daljit Nagra, Martin Orwin

Catastrophe is an electrifying poem by the Somali poet Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’. A howl of anguish about the displacement of the Somali people, it offers a provocation to western Europe, unable to hold focus on the devastating refugee crisis playing out on our shores, and a message of hope to all who have had to flee their homes to seek sanctuary across the sea.

The Poetry Translation Centre have published Catastrophe as a dual-language poem-poster, including a dazzling English translation by British poet Daljit Nagra and scholar Martin Orwin. The poster will also feature a specially commissioned illustration by the artist Bryan Talbot.

Limited Edition of 500 numbered copies.