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Seven poems by José-Flore Tappy in translation / World Writing in Translation

John Taylor has translated seven poems by José-Flore Tappy for Issue 31 (« Hauntings ») of the journal World Writing in Translation (Two Lines, Fall 2019). The poems have been selected from her book Trás-os-Montes (Éditions La Dogana). Here is one of the poems in French and in English: Je voudrais, moi, poser mes yeux sur l’ouvrage […]

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John Taylor’s preface to Giorgio Linguaglossa’s anthology « How the Trojan War Ended I Don’t Remember »

John Taylor has written the preface to Giorgio Linguaglossa’s anthlogy How the Trojan War Ended I Don’t Remember: An Anthology of Italian Poets in the Twenty-First Century (Chelsea Editions). Here is the text: « The title sets the tone for this lively anthology. Several of the fourteen poets included in How the Trojan War Ended I don’t Remember […]

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A poetic sequence from John Taylor’s « The Dark Brightness » translated into Serbian by Milica Milenković

The Serbian poet Milica Milenković has translated the sequence « But It Was Not Yet Night », from The Dark Brightness (Xenos Books, in collaboration with Chelsea Editions) into Serbian. The translation has been published in the magazine Poljeva (1 / 2019).

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Franca Mancinelli’s « The Little Book of Passage » reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement by Mark Glanville

Mark Glanville has reviewed Franca Mancinelli’s The Little Book of Passage (The Bitter Oleander Press) in the Times Literary Supplement. An excerpt: « Though [The Little Book of Passage] is brief and its language plain, her subject, treated with respect, modesty and delicacy, is the great undertaking of all major poets—to discover, as her excellent translator John […]

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Five poems from Franca Mancinelli’s « Mala kruna » in « Enchanting Verses »

Five poems by Franca Mancinelli, in John Taylor’s translation, have been published in The Enchanting Verses Review. The poems, from her first book, Mala kruna (2007), are accompanied by an interview with Anindita Bose. Here is a question about the translation of Libretto di transito (Amos Edizioni) / The Little Book of Passage (The Bitter Oleander […]

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Sabine Huynh on « Le dernier cerisier » by John Taylor / Terre à ciel

The French poet Sabine Huynh has made this fine presentation of Le dernier cerisier (Éditions Voix d’encre) in the review Terre à ciel: John Taylor, Le dernier cerisier – The Last Cherry Tree, bilingue, avec des aquarelles de Caroline François-Rubino. Textes en anglais : John Taylor, traduction : Françoise Daviet-Taylor. Éditions Voix d’encre, 2019. Il y a… ce […]

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Macedonian translation of John Taylor’s essay on the Serbian poet Dragan Jovanović Danilov’s poetry / COBPEMEHOCT

John Taylor’s article on the Serbian poet Dragan Jovanović Danilov has been translated into Macedonian by the poet Snezana Stojcevska and has appeared in the second issue of the Macedonian magazine COBPEMEHOCT: Here is the article in English, with the Macedonian translation at the end: Dragan Jovanović Danilov’s Poetry and its Backdrops Although Dragan Jovanović Danilov’s poems are […]

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John Taylor on Franca Mancinelli’s « Libretto di transito » / Times Literary Supplement

John Taylor on Franca Mancinelli’s Libretto di transito in the Times Literary Supplement (21 June 2019, p. 32). This article is excerpted from his introduction to his translation of the same book, published in English by the Bitter Oleander Press as The Little Book of Passage: Franca Mancinelli’s Libretto di transito appears after her first […]

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Pierre Kobel on « Le dernier cerisier » de John Taylor

Pierre Kobel has written this article on Le dernier cerisier (Éditions Voix d’encre) ; it appears on his blog La pierre et le sel: Le dernier cerisier se dressant au milieu des cultures ou sur une pelouse abandonnée derrière une maison ou est-ce sur un terrain de jeu le cerisier est toujours là depuis longtemps […]

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Eight poems from Franca Mancinelli’s « Mala kruna » translated by John Taylor / The Fortnightly Review

Eight poems from Franca Mancinelli’s first book, Mala kruna (2007), translated into English by John Taylor for The Fortnightly Review: 1. on the horizon a different sea stopped the blood under your fingernails. A black-clad mother on the island came to your side, told you about the wind, the bad weather keeping the boats from leaving; then […]

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