“The Great Axe” read by Sasha Dugdale

The Great Axe, Sasha Dugdale This poem is the English version by Sasha Dugdale of an original poem written in Russian for “A New Divan” by the Estonian poet Jaan Kaplinski, inspired by the book of The Tyrant in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Click here… Read More

“The Crimson Shades” read in Arabic by Nujoom Alghanem

The Crimson Shades, Nujoom Alghanem This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Emirati poet Nujoom Alghanem, inspired by the book of Suleika in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“The Crimson Shades” read by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

The Crimson Shades, Doireann Ní Ghríofa This poem is the English version by Doireann Ní Ghríofa of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Emirati poet Nujoom Alghanem, inspired by the book of Suleika in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published… Read More

“The Creation of the World by the Animals” (Homero Aridjis, read in Spanish by Chloe Aridjis)

The Creation of the World by the Animals, Homero Aridjis This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, inspired by the book of Love in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Here the poem is read in the original… Read More