Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre
Direct download: PP_Caasha_Taste_3.mp3
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This week's poem is by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' from Somalia. The poem is read first in English translation by W N Herbert and then in Somali by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye'. If you enjoy this poem and would like to find out more about Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' and all the other poets we've translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org. 

Direct download: PTC_Gaarriye_Death_of_a_Princess_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 Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.

The PTC and Bloodaxe Books are publishing Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi's first English collection entitled 'A Monkey At The Window' in November but you can get preview copies at Saddiq's Manchester Literature Festival reading on October 17th.

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: PTC_Saddiq_Small_Fox_3.mp3
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We selected this week’s poem, 'Happy Valentine' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran to celebrate National Poetry Day. This year the theme is messages: 'say it with a poem'.

In this case we are suggesting using 'Happy Valentine' if you need to end a relationship. Azita's has penned the ultimate anti-love poem, and if your feelings have soured, her words can be deployed to leave your former lover in no doubt about the end of your relationship. Perfect if you want to leave a spike in their heart as you walk out the door.

The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi 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_Happy_Valentine_3.mp3
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