“Knowingly Willingly” read by Jo Shapcott

Knowingly Willingly, Jo Shapcott This poem is the English version by Jo Shapcott of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Turkish poet Gonca Ozmen. Read More

“Knowingly Willingly” read in Turkish by Gonca Ozmen

Knowingly Willingly, Gonca Ozmen This poem is an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the Turkish poet Gonca Ozmen. Read More

Edinburgh International Book Festival – The Divan Sessions: The West-Eastern Divan

14th August 2019, Garden Tent, Edinburgh International Book Festival Goethe’s West-Eastern Divan, the poet’s personal attempt to broaden European horizons by exploring the concept of the Other and creating a poetic dialogue between East and West, marks its 200th anniversary this year. Persian academic Narguess Farzad, poet Robin Robertson and Goethe… Read More

“Ephesus Ghazal” (Robin Robertson)

Ephesus Ghazal, Robin Robertson This poem is the English version by Robin Robertson of an original poem written for “A New Divan” by the German poet Jan Wagner, via a literal translation by Iain Galbraith. The original poem was inspired by the book of Paradise in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s… Read More