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Hamid Kabir on Translating Reza Mohammadi

Hamid Kabir on Translating Reza Mohammadi

Translator Hamid Kabir writes how the commission to co-translate Reza Mohammadi’s poems was an entirely new experience for him and how it enriched his appreciation both of poetry in Persian and his knowledge of English.

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Maura Dooley on Translating Azita Ghahreman

Maura Dooley on Translating Azita Ghahreman

Poet Maura Dooley describes how she and Elhum Shakerifar translated Iranian poet, Azita Ghahreman, for the PTC’s Persian Poets’ Tour 2012. And how, at the end of the tour, she remembered the significant role that translation had played in her own parents’ courtship seventy years ago.

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Nick Laird on Translating Reza Mohammadi

Nick Laird on Translating Reza Mohammadi

Nick Laird describes stages he went through translating Reza Mohammadi’s poems - from unsuccessful early drafts through a transformative experience of hearing Reza read - that led to the ‘weird pleasure’ of translating: ‘like opening your mouth and finding someone else’s voice come out’.

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Elhum Shakerifar on Translating Azita Ghahreman

Elhum Shakerifar on Translating Azita Ghahreman

Translator Elhum Shakerifar discusses how she approached translating Iranian poet, Azita Ghahreman, with Maura Dooley. Elhum talks about the challenges of translating such a complex poet into English and how she and Maura responded to the difficulties they faced.

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About the Shuar

About the Shuar

Translator Nataly Kelly’s article gives an introduction to the Shuar people, one of the largest Amazonian indigenous groups, of which poet María Clara Sharupi Jua is a member.

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