Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to move our events online. Oxford Translation Day will now take place as online sessions over a series of weeks, culminating with the announcement of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize shortlist on 13 June.
Next week Monday (18 May), we will enjoy a reading and conversation with the poet Parwana Fayyaz, who won Best Single Poem at the Forward Prizes 2019 for her poem ‘Forty Names’, which draws both narrative and lyrical inspiration from medieval Persian traditions. Fayyaz will be reading her translations of two very different poets from Herat, Jami and Nadia Anjuman (1980-2005), alongside her own poems.
This event is proudly co-hosted with MPT and the Queen’s Translation Exchange, and will be live-streamed via Microsoft Teams. For further details, and to register please see here: https://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/oxford-translation-day-parwana-fayyaz-poets-herat