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


Arabic Literature (in English)

Poet Sarah Maguire (1957-2017) died at the end of last year at age 60. The author of four collections of poetry, she founded London’s “Poetry Translation Centre,” which became a hub for translators, poets, and those who loved poetry. At the end of March, poetry lovers got together to remember her:

By Norbert Hirschhorn

Photo credit: Crispin Hughes.

The celebration was held on the 24th of March, 2018, to a full audience at the AM Qattan Foundation Mosaic Rooms in London. Sarah was a special friend to many poets of all nations, whose works she helped bring into English through the Poetry Translation Centre (PTC), which she founded in 2004. (I joined shortly after.) Sudanese poets were among the dozens coming from 45 southern nations, whose poems the Centre’s workshops translated. An anthology published in 2014, My Voice: A Decade of Poems from the Poetry Translation Centre (Bloodaxe…

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