Poem Podcast from the Poetry Translation Centre

This week’s poem is 'Crow’s Final Frontier' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is from 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.

You can buy the book  'Negative of A Group Photo' from the PTC online: poetrytranslation.org/shop

If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of the Poetry Translation Centre then please visit poetrytranslation.org/support-us

Direct download: AzitaGhahremanCrowsFinalFrontier2.mp3
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This week’s poem is by 'Gaarriye' from Somalia. The poem is read first in English translation by Martin Orwin and then in Somali by 'Gaarriye'.

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

You can find this poem and more in 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. 

Direct download: PP_Seer_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am UTC

This week's poem is by the Somali poet Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi. The poem is read first in English translation by Sarah Maguire and then in Somali by Jaamac himself. If you enjoy this recording and would like to find out more about Jaamac Kadiye Cilmi and all the other poets we’ve translated, please visit our website www.poetrytranslation.org.

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. 

Direct download: PP_Jaamac_Politics_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm UTC

This week’s poem is 'Night Demon' by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. This is from 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.

You can buy the book  'Negative of A Group Photo' from the PTC online: poetrytranslation.org/shop

If you enjoy this podcast and would like to support the work of the Poetry Translation Centre then please visit poetrytranslation.org/support-us

Direct download: AzitaNightDemon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm UTC