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Zewdu Milikit

Zewdu Milikit

Zewdu Milikit

(Ethiopia, 0)
Biography
Zewdu Milikit lives and works in Gondar, the ancient capital of Ethiopia north of Lake Tana. He is a lecturer at Gondar College of Teachers’ Education and is passionate about the craft and traditions of Amharic poetry. His poems are playful, aphoristic, suggestive, firmly in the tradition of Wax and Gold.
Songs We Learn From the Trees is the first anthology of Amharic poetry to be translated in English. A first taste of a rich literature for English readers. Anthologies naturally group writers together, but in order to enable each of the excerpted poets to stand out on their own, Poetry International Archives is presenting them individually, with brief biographies provided by the book's editors.
© Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje, Songs We Learn From Trees (Carcanet Press, 2020)
The poet reads from the anthology
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