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Translation Workshop: Pashto Poetry with Dawood Azami

University Of Westminster

This workshop will continue the Poetry Translation Centre’s work on Pashto poetry. Pashto is one of the two official languages of Afghanistan and Pashto poetry has been praised since the 6th century. The workshop will be facilitated by English poet Clare Pollard.

Dawood Azami is an award-winning Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC World Service in London. From 2010 to 2011 he was the World Service Bureau Chief in Kabul. A Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster, he speaks five languages, writes poetry and practices calligraphy.

Clare Pollard is a poet, playwright, journalist, Editor and teacher. Her first poetry collection The Heavy-Petting Zoo was published by Bloodaxe in 1998. Clare was a Royal Literary Fellow at Essex University, has been a mentor for Arvon and New Writing North, and is a core tutor on the new Poetry School/University of Newcastle Poetry MA.

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