Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

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 poem 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_Fruit_Sellers_Philosophy_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm UTC

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_WEB2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:20pm UTC

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. If you enjoy this poem 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_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am UTC

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

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Please note that we will now be releasing the PTC Poetry Podcast earlier in the week on Thursday mornings rather than on Sunday afternoons.

 

 

Direct download: PP_Caasha_Taste_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am UTC

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 Mohammadi. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Reza Mohammadi and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

 

 

Direct download: PP_Reza_The_Word_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02am UTC