Interview with Mary Jean Chan

The PTC has established a new advisory board. As part of a new series of interviews, our commissioning editor, Edward Doegar, met up with the poet Mary Jean Chan at the British Library.

Remembering Sarah Maguire

Last November the poet, and founder of the Poetry Translation Centre, Sarah Maguire died. Her friend, the poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi, wrote this obituary for her in the Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

Diana Anphimiadi on being a translated poet.

Read Georgian poet Diana Anphimiadi’s describes the experience of being a translated poet ‘Travelling in a different linguistic reality ... some kind of parallel reality, where another Diana Anphimiadi lives, writes and tells her readers about the most personal things. ‘


Finding a home in translation

Kostya Tsolákis recently gave a workshop on translating LGBTQ poetry at the Poetry in Aldeburgh festival. Read about his journey from workshop attendee to facilitator.

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What is a ‘Poetry Transcription Pizza Party’?

In June the PTC teamed up with The Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society to run our first ever Poetry Transcription Pizza Party, a fun workshop were volunteers used their language skills to help battle the anglophone cultural bias on the internet.

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Watch Videos of our Georgian Poets Tour

Watch three short videos from the Georgian Poet Tour featuring, Salome Benidze and Diana Anphimiadi, their poet-translators, the English poets Helen Mort and Jean Sprackland alongside the PTC’s Georgian translator Natalia Bukia-Peters.

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One Poem, Many Languages

One Poem, Many Languages

Poetry Translation Centre intern and writer Tice Cin talks to the Barbican Young Poets about the rising trend of UK and international writers using multiple languages within their poems.

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