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Part of: Late Winter Poetry Translation Workshops 2023 Translate Farsi poetry by Bahareh Rezaei with Elhum Shakerifar

Online via Zoom

Poetry is an important part of daily life in Iran. At this workshop, we will look at a piece by Farsi-language poet Bahareh Rezaei.

Rezaei is a poet and literary critic who was born in 1978 in Roodsar, Iran. Having discovered a passion for poetry when she was very young, she began writing seriously when she was fifteen. Since then, she has worked as a literary editor, literary agent and as a judge in poetry festivals.

Our guest-translator will be film producer Elhum Shakerifar, who translated Azita Ghahreman with the poet Maura Dooley for the PTC.

Workshop Facilitator

Kostya Tsolakis is a London-based poet and journalist, born and raised in Athens, Greece. A Warwick Writing Programme graduate, he is founding editor of harana poetry, the online magazine for poets writing in English as a second or parallel language, and in 2020-21 was co-poetry editor at Ambit. His debut poetry pamphlet Ephebos is out with ignitionpress. In 2019, he won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition, ESL category, judged by Jackie Kay. His poems have appeared, among others, in Stand, Magma, The Tangerine, perverse and Wasafiri. He is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. His first full-length poetry collection, Greekling, will be published in October 2023 by Nine Arches Press.

This workshop will be two hours long. You can find out more about what is it like to translate with the PTC here.

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