Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

This week's poem is by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Asha herself.

This month we are celebrating the launch of the anthology, 'So At One With You', an anthology of modern poetry in Somali produced in collaboration with Kayd Somali Arts & Culture and Poetry Translation Centre. Asha's poems can be found within this.

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

Direct download: PP_Caasha_Disorientation_3.mp3
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This week’s poem is 'Red Bicycle' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is the first in a set of new recordings we made of Azita reading her poems in October 2018 when she was in the UK to launch her new book 'Negative of A Group Photo' published by the PTC and Bloodaxe Books.

First, you can hear Azita tell us a bit about the poem and read the original text in Persian, then her poet-translator Maura Dooley will read her translation in English.

If you enjoyed this poem you can buy Azita's collection from the PTC website here: http://www.poetrytranslation.org/shop/negative-of-a-group-photograph

 

 

Direct download: AzitaRedBicycle.mp3
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Our Poem Podcast this week 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.

In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with a national tour. From the 6th to the 13th of October Azita will be Touring the UK. Reza Mohammadi will be joining her at SOAS for an evening of Persian Poetry this Friday on October 12.  

http://www.poetrytranslation.org/events/soas-an-evening-of-farsi-poetry-with-azita-ghahreman

 

 

Direct download: PP_Reza_Album2.mp3
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This week’s poem is 'Glaucoma' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in English translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita.

In October 2018 we are celebrating the publication of 'Negative of a Group Photograph', a new collection of poetry by Farsi poet Azita Ghahreman, with an national tour and from the 6th to the 12th of October Azita will be Touring the UK. To find out where you can see Azita follow this link:

http://poetrytranslation.org/events/series/azita-ghahreman-tour-2018

 

 

Direct download: PP_Azita_Glaucoma_4.mp3
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