Tuesday, September 30, 2008

BIRMINGHAM: World Poets' Tour

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008, 7pm, £6/£5
Birmingham Conservatoire,
Paradise Place,
near Central Library,
B3 3HG

Readings by Farzaneh Khojandi and Noshi Gillani, with Jo Shapcott.

The Poetry Translation Centre’s World Poets' Tour introduces leading poets from six countries to new audiences. Lively and entertaining readings reveal the dynamic nature of the poets' cultures and their rich literary traditions in which poetry plays a prominent role.

Tour poets are Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac 'Gaarriye' (from Somaliland) who writes in Somali, and is translated by W N Herbert; Farzaneh Khojandi (from Tajikistan) who writes in Tajik and is translated by Jo Shapcott; Noshi Gillani (from Pakistan) who writes in Urdu and is translated by Lavinia Greenlaw; Kajal Ahmad (from Kurdistan) who writes in Kurdish and is translated by Mimi Khalvati; Corsino Fortes (from Cape Verde) who writes in Portugese and is translated by Sean O'Brien; Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi (from Sudan) who writes in Arabic and is translated by Sarah Maguire.

Tel: 0121 303 2323
Website: www.birminghambookfestival.org
More details: www.poetrytranslation.org

No comments: