The contributors to A New Divan are listed below.

Eastern Poets English-Language Poets
Abbas Beydoun (Lebanon) Bill Manhire
Adonis (Syria) Khaled Mattawa
Fadhil Al-Azzawi (Iraq) Jorie Graham
Amjad Nasser (Jordan) Fady Joudah
Fatemeh Shams (Iran) Dick Davis
Gonca Özmen (Turkey) Jo Shapcott
Hafez Mousavi (Iran) Daisy Fried
Iman Mersal (Egypt) Elaine Feinstein
Mohammed Bennis (Morocco) Sinéad Morrissey
Mourid Barghouti (Palestine) George Szirtes
Nujoom Al-Ghanem (UAE) Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Reza Mohammedi (Afghanistan) Nick Laird


Western Poets English-Language Poets
Antonella Anedda (Italy) Jamie McKendrick
Homero Aridjis (Mexico) Kathleen Jamie
Angélica Freitas (Brazil) Tara Bergin
Durs Grünbein (Germany) Matthew Sweeney
Clara Janés (Spain) Lavinia Greenlaw
Jaan Kaplinski (Estonia) Sasha Dugdale
Khaled Mattawa (USA)
Gilles Ortlieb (France) Sean O’Brien
Don Paterson (UK)
Raoul Schrott (Austria) Paul Farley
Aleš Šteger (Slovenia) Brian Henry
Jan Wagner (Germany) Robin Robertson

A New Divan will be accompanied by six essays exploring the differences and similarities between Eastern and Western poetry and discussing the challenges of literary and cultural translation. The essays will enhance and complement the poems, mirroring Goethe’s original notes and commentary. Essay contributors are Robyn Creswell, Narguess Farzad, Rajmohan Gandhi, Kadhim Jihad Hassan, Stefan Weidner and Sibylle Wentker.

The publishers are grateful to all the poets and translators involved in the project, including those who provided literal versions for some of the English-language poets to work with:

Alireza Abis
Fadhil Al-Azzawi
Khaled Al-Jbaili
Charlotte Collins
Robyn Creswell
Narguess Farzad
Maureen Freely
Ozge Calli Spike
Iain Galbraith
Reem Ghayem
Hilary Kaplan
Karen Leeder
Catherine Mansfield
Anne McLean
Reza Mohammedi
Suneela Mubayi
Mbarek Sryfi
Shaun Whiteside
Frank Wynne

The commissioned poets included in A New Divan were chosen with the help of two principal advisors: the Mexican-British poet Michael Schmidt, director of Carcanet Press, and the German poet Joachim Sartorius, formerly overall director of the Goethe Institut. We have also been greatly helped by Samuel Shimon and Margaret Obank of Banipal (the magazine of modern Arab literature), Narguess Farzad of SOAS and Alexandra Dugdale, former editor of Modern Poetry in Translation.