“The Creation of the World by the Animals” (Kathleen Jamie)

The Creation of the World by the Animals, Kathleen Jamie This poem is the English version by Kathleen Jamie of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, via a literal translation by Anne McLean. The original poem was inspired by the book of… Read More

“Suleika Speaks” read in German by Raoul Schrott

Suleika Speaks, Raoul Schrott This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Austrian poet Raoul Schrott, inspired by the book of Suleika in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

“Suleika Speaks” read by Paul Farley

Suleika Speaks, Paul Farley This poem is the English version by Paul Farley of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Austrian poet Raoul Schrott. The original poem was inspired by the book of Suleika in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s “West-Eastern Divan” (published 1819). Read More

From Hafiz and Goethe to the Poets of A New Divan: A West-Eastern Dialogue in Poetry and Music

29th June 2019, Bradford Cathedral At this Bradford Literature Festival event in the beautiful Bradford Cathedral, Professor Eric Ormsby introduced the Divans of Hafiz and Goethe, and then a number of the contemporary poets contributing to Gingko’s A New Divan, including Fatemeh… Read More