The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Persian Poetry Night
Come and find out why Persian poetry is often described as one of the greatest of literature’s treasures, as Afghan poets Shakila Azizzada and Partaw Naderi perform at the Barber on the Birmingham stop of the 2012 Persian Poets’ Tour. The event has been organised by the Poetry Translation Centre, founded in 2004 by poet Sarah Maguire to translate non-European, contemporary poetry into English. You will be able to enjoy the poems in the poets’ native language first and then experience the readings of their translations, which will be followed by discussions about the translation process and an opportunity for questions from the audience.
In association with Writing West Midlands.