London hosts the book launch of: “The World Melts as a Dream” by Leyla Aliyeva
Yunus Emre Cultural Centre in London hosted the book launch of “The World Melts as a Dream” by Leyla Aliyeva, Vice President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the young Azerbaijani poet.
In his opening remarks, Mark (Marat) Akhmedjanov, Deputy Chair at the Eurasian Cultural Group, greeted the participants and talked about the book.
The collection includes 130 poems. The translators are notable poets and translators Caroline Walton and Anne Marie Jackson who are based in London.
Caroline Walton, the editor of the book, made a speech. “I haven’t been acquainted with Leyla Aliyeva’s poetry up today, but while translating her poems I realized how rich her and Azerbaijani poetry is. I really enjoyed her poems while translating, and I witnessed how her literary expression is bright and rich. And I was surprised to hear that she is a young poet. I would like to get to know with her other poems.”
Later, the translator read some poems from the book and answered numerous questions from the audience.
The book includes the poems, such as “O Lord, Give Me the Strength...”, “Elegy”, “You are not Alone”, “Love and Hate”, “I am Blind”, “My Poem”, “Don’t Go”, “Baku” and many others. It is Leyla Aliyeva’s first book in English produced in Great Britan.
The book has been produced through UK-based Hertfordshire Press LTD.
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