Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

This week's poem is by Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame 'Hadraawi' from Somalia/Somaliland. The poem is read first in English translation by WN Herbert and then in Somali by Hadraawi. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Maxamed Ibraahin Warsame 'Hadraawi' and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. 

Direct download: The_Killing_of_the_She-Camel_by_Hadraawi_2.mp3
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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 Lul Mohamud Yusuf. If you enjoy this poem 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.    

Direct download: PTC_Caasha_SeaMigrations_3.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.

'Traces of an Unknown Woman' is from a new book of poems by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi inspired by the Petrie Museum’s collection of material from Meroë in Sudan.

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: Traces_of_an_Unknown_Woman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am UTC

The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day is ‘light’ and to celebrate this week’s poem podcast is ‘From this Light’ by the Mexican poet, Coral Bracho. Coral is a poet unusually sensitive to light. Many of her poems are concerned with registering the delicate textures that light produces; how, in animating the world, it creates everything we see around us

This week’s poem is 'From This Light' 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 poem 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__From_this_Light_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am 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 himself.

'The Key of Life' is from a new book of poems by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi entitled 'He Tells Tales of Meroe' inspired by the Petrie Museum’s collection of material from Meroe in Sudan.

You can buy 'He Tells Tales of Meroe' here.

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: The_Key_of_Life.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am UTC