Part of: Late Winter Poetry Translation Workshops 2023 New Farsi poetry from Iran with Elhum Shakerifar

Poetry is an important part of daily life in Iran and the PTC has a long history translating poetry from the country, including more than a decade’s worth of workshops with poet and literary translator Alireza Abiz and publishing Negative of a Group Photograph, a full-collection by poet Azita Ghahreman. At this workshop, we will focus on a new Farsi language poet discovered by translator and film producer Elhum Shakerifar, who translated Ghahreman with the poet Maura Dooley. We will announce more details including the poet's name and details closers to the date of this workshop.

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 collection of poetry, 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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