Living in Language: International reflections for the practising poet


Featured poets: Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, Diana Anphimiadi, Diana Bellessi, Carla Diacov, Azita Ghahreman, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, Karin Karakaslı, Karan Kurose, Bejan Matur, Gabriel Okoundji, Mohan Rana, Habib Tengour, Victor Terán, Xasan Daahir Ismaaciil ‘Weedhsame’, Yu Yoyo, Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf, Érica Zíngano, Zar Mose, Yang Lian, Laura Wittner, Ursula K Le Guin, Lee Hyemi

Featured translators: Alireza Abiz, Atef Alshaer, Leo Boix, Natalia Bukia-Peters, Alan Cummings, Delaina Haslam, Dave Haysom, Khairani Barokka, Annie McDermott, Martin Orwin, Shook, Serafina Vick, Francisco Vilhena, Ayça Türkoğlu, Soje, Will Howard, Brian Holton, Sarabjeet Garcha

Edited by Erica Hesketh.

The PTC’s first craft book, written by authors and translators from around the world, Living in Language brings together reflections on the craft and purpose of poetry, by 21 leading poets from around the world.

The spectacular lyric essays, fragments, letters and new poems all emerge in this groundbreaking new anthology, which sheds light on topics as diverse and vital as writing the body, writing in exile, writing as witness, writing as a shamanic act, grappling with traditional forms, discovering your own voice, and even translation and self-translation. This is an essential resource for anyone looking to broaden their horizons and engage with the cutting edge of poetry as it is practised, around the world, in the 21st century.

ISBN: 9781739894856

Publication date: 7 March 2024

Price: £15

Pages: 188pp

Size: 216x138mm