Poems translated by Sonia Alland

Sonia Alland translates from the French and the Catalan. Translated works by the French writer Marie Bronsard include: The Hermitage (2001) and The Legend (2013). Also from the French are the poems of Salah Al Hamdani: Baghdad Mon Amour (2008) and Baghdad, Adieu (2018). Her translations from the Catalan include: Portbou: a Catalan Memoir with Stories from We, Women by Maria Mercè Roca (2020) as well as, in collaboration with Richard Newman, a selection of poems by the Catalan poet Salvador Espriu (1913-1985). She is also translating the work of the contemporary poet Narcis Comadira, and, recently, has collaborated on a translation into French of Salvador Espriu’s play, Antigone.

  • A Canticle Rehearsal in The Temple and The Waters Do Not Return, Even to Meribà

    Oh, I am tired of my land,