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The Poetry Translation Centre gives the best contemporary poems from Africa, Asia and Latin America a new life in the English language, working with diaspora communities for whom poetry is of great importance.

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Dad by Yu Yoyo

12th July

Listen to the poem that gave Yu Yoyo’s collection ‘My tenantless body’ its title: ‘dad’, translated by DaveHaysom & AK Blakemore, read in Chinese by the poet herself.

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Adelaide Ivánova Interview

18th June

‘I think that activists have a connection to poetry that felt healthy’ Brazilian poet Adelaide Ivánova talks about her poetry and political activism and her admiration for young poets.

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Event series

Yu Yoyo Tour

4th June

Yu Yoyo is a Chinese poet seen as a representative voice of the post-'90's generation. She will be touring the UK with the Poetry Translation Centre in July this year.

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