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Dialogue between Franca Mancinelli and John Taylor — Trafika Europe

A bilingual dialogue on Trafika Europe Radio between Franca Mancinelli and her translator John Taylor, about her new book The Butterfly Cemetery: Selected Prose 2008-2021 (The Bitter Oleander Press), a collection of autobiographical narratives and personal essays on landscape and poetics. The dialogue can be found in the « Bowery Poetry Speaks » series of Trafika Europe Radio. The […]

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Franca Mancinelli’s « The Butterfly Cemetery », translation John Taylor, published by The Bitter Oleander Press

Franca Mancinelli‘s The Butterfly Cemetery: Selected Prose 2008-2022 has been published by The Bitter Oleander Press, in a translation by John Taylor. An excerpt: « A little girl would chase butterflies through an alfalfa field, with her hands open like a net in the air or she would catch them by their wings when they stopped […]

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José-Flore Tappy’s « Trás-os-Montes » appears at The MadHat Press, in John Taylor’s translation

José-Flore Tappy’s Trás-os-Montes has just appeared at the MadHat Press, in John Taylor’s translation. The original French book, published by Éditions La Dogana in 2018, was awarded in 2019 the Swiss Prize for Literature, the highest Swiss literary distinction. « Over the heavy cloth of her skirts the darkness grows   soon spreads over her feet […]

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John Taylor’s ΦΙΝΙΣΤΡΙΝΙΑ / Portholes published in Greek translation

John Taylor’s book of poems Portholes has been published by Koukkida Editions in a Greek translation by Spyridoula Varvaringou as ΦΙΝΙΣΤΡΙΝΙΑ, with paintings by Caroline François-Rubino and a preface by Veroniki Dalakoura. This is the fourth translation of this book, after the French, Serbian, and Italian translations. The English text is also available in John Taylor’s […]

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« Transizioni »–John Taylor’s new book of poems published bilingually in English and Italian by LYRIKS

Transizioni is John Taylor’s new book. Published by LYRIKS in a bilingual format and translated into Italian by Marco Morello, the book includes paintings by the Greek artist Alekos Fassianos and two postfaces, respectively by Franca Mancinelli and Tommaso Di Dio.

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« Five Apperceptions » by John Taylor in Italian / L’ombre delle parole

A selection of « five apperceptions » from John Taylor’s book The Presence of Things Past have appeared, in Marco Morello’s Italian translation, on the website L’ombre della parole. Here is the original English version of John Taylor’s introduction to these five texts: My “Apperceptions”   In the early 1980s, after the death of my mother (in […]

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Tribute by John Taylor to Philippe Jaccottet in The Fortnightly Review

John Taylor publishes this tribute to Philippe Jaccottet in The Fortnightly Review: “Once approached—not even in the reality of a March day, but in a mere daydream—[the peonies] go before you, pushing open leafy doors, almost invisible barriers. . .” (“The Peonies,” After Many Years, 1994) FOR DECADES NOW I have loved searching for, and admiring, wildflowers in […]

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Excerpts from John Taylor’s « Fault Lines » in Cholla Needles (March 2021)

Excerpts from John Taylor’s long poetic sequence « Fault Lines » have been published in Cholla Needles (March 2021). The opening poem: sometimes just a line a crack beneath the vineyard   the backyard the playground   on the map   behind your eyes  

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Nine poems by Veroniki Dalakoura, translated by John Taylor / The Fortnightly Review

Nine poems by Veroniki Dalakoura, translated by John Taylor, published in The Fortnightly Review. One of the poems: For That Love WHAT a pity for that love it tiptoed into the sea as evil pimples were growing from the healing armada and snatching away the sign of a laughable good. Stand outside the door: my heart […]

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Six poems by Veroniki Dalakoura, translated by John Taylor / Eurolitkrant

Six poems by the Greek poet Veroniki Dalakoura published in the magazine Eurolitkrant: Six Poems from 26 Poems   Translated from the Greek by John Taylor     . . . And the Catastrophe   Don’t leave me alone, please don’t leave me   In beloved hell   This earth lies under low clouds, the notes […]

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