Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

'Aleppo Diary' by Fouad Mohammad Fouad, a Syrian doctor, public health researcher, and poet. He was born in Aleppo in 1961.

In 1980, Fouad was one of a group of younger Syrian writers to participate in the formation of the Aleppo University Conference, a group that made a novel contribution to modern poetry in Syria and the Arab region.

The circumstances of the war in Syria have forced him to leave Aleppo for Lebanon, where he currently works as visiting professor in the College of Health Sciences at the American University in Beirut. 

Direct download: Aleppo_Diary.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:06am UTC

Killing Time by Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, translated by Sarah Maguire and Atef Alshaer & Rashid El Sheik

This week's poem 'Killing Time' 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.

This poem 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: Killing_Time.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am UTC

This week's poem 'Schism' 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.

This poem 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: Schism.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44am UTC

This week's poem 'They Think I Am a King: Yes, I Am the King' 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.

This poem 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: They_Think_I_am_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am UTC