Saturday, October 11, 2008

ILKLEY: World Poets' Tour

Sunday, October 12th, 2008, 5pm, £4/£3
Ilkley Playhouse
Weston Road,
West Yorks
LS29 8DW

Readings by Farzaneh Khojandi, Kajal Ahmad and Noshi Gillai, with Lavinia Greenlaw.

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: 01943 816714
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