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Event series

Anar Tour 2021

29th September

We celebrate the publication of 'Leaving', our New World Poet series book, with a tour taking place online and across the UK in arts centres, universities and community centres.

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Featured Poem

  • Woman

    When the air starts to cool
    anticipating rainfall
    I morph into leaf-green.
    I am a burgeoning treasure,
    under the earth.
    I am the sky
    that has swallowed up
    salt from a mutinous sea.
    I am a spell
    that is…

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    மழைக்கு முன் பே
    காற்று குளிர்ந்துவிடும்போது
    இலைப் பச்சையாக மாறிவிடுகிறேன்
    அடி நிலத்தின் கீழ்
    திரவியமாய் விழைகிறேன்
    ஆர்ப்பரிக்கும் கடலின்
    உப்பை விழுங் கிய ஆகாயம்

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    Portrait of Anar


    Original poem by


    Translated by

    Hari Rajaledchumy


    Fran Lock