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From: Garrison Poems by Ali Abdollahi

From: Garrison Poems by Iranian poet Ali Abdollahi, Translated by Alireza Abiz & The Poetry Translation Workshop. A real example of the effectiveness of poetry that ‘shows rather than tells’.

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Our Land by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf‘s ‘Our land’ is a classic ‘pastoral’ poem, nostalgic for the beauty and harmony of the Somali countryside. Translated by Clare Pollard Asha Lul’s longtime collaborator.

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The Lost Button by Fatena Al-Gharra

Listen to the ‘The Lost Button’ by Fatena Al-Gharra, translated from the Arabic by Anna Murison and Sarah Maguire. Read in English by Sarah and in Arabic by the poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi.

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The Mark by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf

‘The Mark’ by Asha Lul Mohamud Yusuf is addressed directly to the men ruling of Somalia / Somaliland, urging them to find peace, to bring clans together and to raise the country up.

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With a Red Flower by Azita Ghahreman

‘With a Red Flower’ by Azita Ghahreman from Iran. The poem is read first in translation by Maura Dooley and then in Farsi by Azita. Translated by Maura Dooley & Elhum Shakerifar.

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Self-Misunderstood! by Gaarriye

Listen to ‘Self-Misunderstood’ by Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac ‘Gaarriye’ read in English translation by W N Herbert and then in Somali by Gaarriye.

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Orphan by Asha Lul Mohamad Yusuf

‘Orphan’ by Asha Lul Mohamad Yusuf from Somalia/Somaliland. The poem is read first in English translation by Clare Pollard and then in Somali by Asha.

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Spell for September by David Huerta

‘Spell for September’ by David Huerta from Mexico. The poem is read first in English translation by Jamie McKendrick and then in Spanish by David himself.

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