Interviews

Habib Tengour: “I’m Not Seeking Sophistication or Charm, but the Correct Expression, the Effective Image, the Sounds and the Appropriate Rhythm”

“What I can say is that it took me a very long time to become more or less satisfied with what I was writing. It took me a long time to find my way (and my voice) which is to simply say things, even if they might seem impenetrable or sophisticated.”

Read more
On Translation, Poetry

A Sudanese Celebration of Sarah Maguire (1957-2017), Founder of the Poetry Translation Centre in London

“Sarah’s commitment to translation of poets from southern nations began when she was sent by the British Council in 1996 to Palestine.  Through engagement with poets around the world, she developed the determination to fight the notion of ‘otherness’.  Sarah chaired the workshops in the same inclusive spirit, and taught me much, and not only about translation.”

Read more