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Part of: New January-March Poetry Translation Workshops Season PTC Workshop: Translating Cuban Poet Legna Rodriguez Iglesias

The Poetry Translation Centre

We will be translating Cuban poet Legna Rodriguez Iglesias for the first time in February. Translator and Cuban poetry expert Serafina Vick will be providing literal translations and helping to provide context for this new poet as the group works together to create new English versions. Clare Pollard will be facilitating this workshop.

Individual workshops cost £7. Students and retirees pay £4 per session. For the unwaged and refugees the sessions are free.

The workshops run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

NEW THIS TERM: We are running a loyalty scheme where each workshop attended will earn you points towards free PTC chapbooks and poetry collections.

Read about the Poets and Translators:

Legna Rodriguez Iglesias was born in Camaguey, Cuba in 1984. She works in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, novels, children’s books and theatre. She has won a number of prestigious national and international prizes; most recently she was awarded the Premio Paz in 2016 in Miami for her collection of poems, Miami Century Fox.

Serafina Vick recently graduated with First Class Honours from King’s College London where she read French and Hispanic Studies. During her degree she specialised in literary translation and wrote her dissertation on translating gender in Latin American Literature. In 2014 she spent 7 months living in Cuba where she began a project working with young Cuban poets, including Oscar Cruz. She currently works as a freelance translator, interpreter and reader, working on everything from poetry to documentaries.

Clare Pollard received an Eric Gregory Award in 2000 and was named by The Independent as one of their 'Top 20 Writers Under 30'. Her first poetry collection, The Heavy-Petting Zoo, was published in 1998. As a writer, Clare is very concerned with bearing witness to the times in which we live. Her work has frequently engaged with contemporary concerns, from our confessional media culture in Bedtime, to climate change in The Weather and globalisation in Look, Clare! Look!.

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