“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 and Marilyn” (Bill Manhire)

Suleika and Marilyn, Bill Manhire This poem is the English version by Bill Manhire of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Lebanese poet Abbas Beydoun, via a literal translation by Reem Ghanayem. The original poem was inspired by the book of Hafiz in Johann Wolfgang von… 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