Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

This week’s poem is by Azita Ghahreman from Iran.  The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Fari by Azita. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Azita Ghahreman and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Azita_Snow.mp3
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This week’s poem is by Coral Bracho from Mexico.  The poem is read first in English translation by Katherine Pierpoint and then in Spanish by Coral. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Coral Bracho and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Coral_That_Space_That_Garden.mp3
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This week’s poem is by Reza Mohammdi from Afghanistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Reza. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Reza Mohammdi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Reza_Rain.mp3
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This week’s poem is by Victor Teran from Mexico.  The poem is read first in English translation by David Shook and then in Zapotec by Victor. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Victor Teran and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Victor_Your_Name.mp3
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This week’s poem is by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila Azizzada. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Shakila and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Shakila_Haft_Seen.mp3
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This week's poem is 'The Sea-Migrations' by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Caasha herself. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Caasha and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Caasha_SeaMigrations2.mp3
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This week's poem is 'When Winter Comes' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita herself. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Azita and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Azita_When_Winter_Comes.mp3
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This week's poem is 'The flower is torn at the heart' by Noshi Gillani from Pakistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by Kamila Shamsie. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Noshi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Noshi_The_Flower_is_Torn_at_the_Heart.mp3
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This week's poem is 'The Wind' by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Nick Laird and then in Dari by Reza himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Reza and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Reza_The_Wind.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Longing' by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Saddiq and all the other poets we've translated, visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_Longing.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Epitaph' by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Shakila and all the other poets we've translated, visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Shakila_Epitaph.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Stone is Better' by Kajal Ahmad from Kurdistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Kurdish by Choman Hardi. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Kajal and all the other poems we've translated, visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Kajal_Stone_is_Better.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Letter' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita herself. If you enjoyed this poem and would like to find out more about Azita and all the other poets we've translated, visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Azita_Letter.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Your Memory' by Victor Teran from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Zapotec by Victor himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Victor and all the other poets we've translated, visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org

Direct download: PP_Victor_Your_Memory.mp3
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This week's podcast is 'Album' by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Reza himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Reza and all the other poets we've translated, visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Reza_Album.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Please bring a token home from each journey' by Noshi Gillani from Pakistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by Shamila Kamsie. If you enjoyed this recording and would like to learn more about Noshi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Noshi_Please_Bring_a_Token_Home_from_each_Journey.mp3
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This week's poem is 'Cat Lying in Wait' by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila herself. If you enjoyed this recording and would like to find out more about Shakila and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: Shakila_Cat_Lying_in_Wait_WEB.mp3
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This week's poem is 'The Child is Father of the Man' by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about David and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website at www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_David_The_Child_is_Father_of_the_Man.mp3
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This week's poem is by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to learn more about Azita and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: Azita_Glaucoma_WEB.mp3
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This week's poem is by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Caasha herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to learn more about Caasha and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: Caasha_Orphan_WEB.mp3
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This week's poem is by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Nick Laird and then in Dari by Reza himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to learn more about Reza and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Reza_Drawing.mp3
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This week's poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to learn more about Saddiq and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_Ends.mp3
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This week's poem is by Shakila Azizzada from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Dari by Shakila herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to learn more about Shakila and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Shakila_A_Feather.mp3
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This week's poem is by Mohan Rana from India. The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O'Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Mohan and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Mohan_The_Evening_News.mp3
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This week's poem is by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Azita and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: Azita_But_WEB.mp3
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This week's poem is by Coral Bracho from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Katherine Pierpoint and then in Spanish by Coral herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Coral and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Coral_The_Heart_of_Time.mp3
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This week's poem is by Reza Mohammadi from Afghanistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Nick Laird and then in Dari by Reza himself. If you enjoy this recording and would to find out more about Reza and all the other poets we've translated, please visit www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: Reza_The_Football_WEB.mp3
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This week's poem is by Saado Cabdi Amarre from Somaliland. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Saado herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Saado Cabdi Amarre and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saado_You_Understand.mp3
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This week's poem is by Kajal Ahmad from Kurdistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Kurdish by Choman Hardi. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Kajal Ahmad and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Kajal_Kinder_than_Miriam.mp3
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This week's poem is by Victor Teran from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by David Shook and then in Zapotec by Victor himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Victor Teran and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Victor_You_Will_Not_Manage_to_Hurt_Me.mp3
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This week's poem is by Corsino Fortes from Cape Verde. The poem is read first in English translation by Sean O'Brien and then in Portuguese by Corsino himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Corsino Fortes and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org 

Direct download: PP_Corsino_Caesarian_of_3_Continents.mp3
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This week's poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_Sympathy.mp3
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This week's poem is by Caasha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Caasha herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Caasha and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Caasha_Disorientation2.mp3
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This week's poem is by Noshi Gillani from Pakistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by Kamila Shamsie. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Noshi Gillani and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org

Direct download: PP_Noshi_How_Hard_it_is_to_Manage_Life.mp3
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This week's poem is by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan. The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Farzaneh Khojandi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Farzaneh_Must_Escape.mp3
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This week's poem is by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Partaw Naderi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Partaw_The_Mirror.mp3
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This week's poem is by David Huerta from Mexico.  The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about David Huerta and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_David_Open_and_Shut.mp3
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This week's poem is by the Somali poet Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Jaamac himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Jaamac_Politics.mp3
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This week's poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_Lamps.mp3
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This week's poem is by Maria Clara Sharupi Jua from Ecuador.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Shuar by Maria Clara herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Maria Clara Sharupi Jua and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_MariaClara_MakeMeDrunkWithKisses.mp3
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This week's poem is by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Farzaneh Khojandi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Farzaneh_Spring_is_Coming.mp3
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This week's poem is by Mohan Rana from India.  The poem is read first in English translation by Bernard O'Donoghue and then in Hindi by Mohan himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Mohan Rana and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Mohan_Not_what_the_words.mp3
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This week's poem is by Coral Bracho from Mexico.  The poem is read first in English translation by Katherine Pierpoint and then in Spanish by Coral herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Coral Bracho and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Coral_Of_Their_Eyes_Adorned_with_Crystal_Sands.mp3
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This week's poem is by the Somali poet Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Caasha herself. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Caasha_Recollection.mp3
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This week's poem is by Partaw Naderi from Afghanistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Dari by Partaw himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Partaw Naderi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Partaw_On_a_Colourful_Morning.mp3
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This week's poem is by Kajal Ahmad from Kurdistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Mimi Khalvati and then in Kurdish by the poet Choman Hardi. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Kajal Ahmad and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Kajal_The_Lonely_Earth.mp3
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This week's poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_Theatre.mp3
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This week's poem is by Axmed Shiikh Jaamac from Somaliland.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Axmed himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Axmed Shiikh Jaamac and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Axmed_Ugh_Television_is_Disgusting.mp3
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This week's poem is by Noshi Gillani from Pakistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Lavinia Greenlaw and then in Urdu by Kamila Shamsie. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Noshi Gillani and all the other poets we’ve translated, pease visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Noshi_Kept_on_Compromising_on_Life.mp3
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This week's poem is by Farzaneh Khojandi from Tajikistan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Jo Shapcott and then in Tajik by Farzaneh herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Farzaneh Khojandi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Farzaneh_Back_Again.mp3
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This week's poem is by Coral Bracho from Mexico.  The poem is read first in English translation by Katherine Pierpoint and then in Spanish by Coral herself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Coral Bracho and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Coral_Marks_of_Time.mp3
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This week's poem is by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi from Sudan.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Arabic by Saddiq himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Saddiq_In_the_Company_of_Michelangelo.mp3
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This week's poem is by Corsino Fortes from Cape Verde.  The poem is read first in English translation by Sean O'Brien and then in Portuguese by Corsino himself. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Corsino Fortes and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

Direct download: PP_Corsino_When_Morning_Breaks.mp3
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