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Elvio Ceci reads excerpts from « Oblò » by John Taylor for the project « Poetry Wall »

The Italian poet Elvio Ceci reads excerpts from Oblò (Pietre Vive Editore) for the project « Poetry Wall ». Here is the video.

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Elvio Ceci writes about Oblò

The Italian poet Elvio Ceci has written this fine article about Oblò (translated by Marco Morello, illustrations by Caroline François-Rubino, postface by Franca Mancinelli, Pietre Vive editore), the Italian translation of Portholes: « Dalla finestra di casa il sole forte disegna lo spazio, mentre la sabbia sembra perdere la forma. Dal cellulare la luce brilla e […]

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A poem by Paul B. Roth translated by Franca Mancinelli and John Taylor for Interno Poesia

Franca Mancinelli and John Taylor have translated a poem by Paul B. Roth for the Italian literary website Interno Poesia: Midnight Blue After snowy headlights blotch the hotel lobby’s ignored fica, fern and spider plant shadows and its elevator goes up before coming down, noise filled streets are muffled by slush swirling round the mushy […]

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« Harsh out of Tenderness: The Greek Poet and Urban Folklorist Elias Petropoulos »

Cycladic Press has published John Taylor’s memoir Harsh out of Tenderness: The Greek Poet and Urban Folklorist Elias Petropoulos. Elias Petropoulos was the most controversial Greek writer of the twentieth century. Imprisoned three times during the Junta (1967-1974) and persecuted by Greek judges as late as the 1980s, this poet and « urban folklorist » produced a […]

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Franca Mancinelli’s « Croatian Notebook » / Fortnightly Review

Excerpts from Franca Mancinelli‘s « Croatian Notebook, » in John Taylor’s translation, have appeared in The Fortnightly Review. Here is an excerpt from the excerpts: I DON’T KNOW why I’m here. Perhaps I have obeyed the sound of broken branches, which reaches me from this unknown language, like walking in a dense forest. There is something immediately familiar […]

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Franca Mancinelli’s « At an Hour’s Sleep from Here » / Times Literary Supplement

Mark Glanville has reviewed Franca Mancinelli‘s At an Hour’s Sleep from Here (translation John Taylor, Bitter Oleander Press) in the Times Literary Supplement (No. 6100, 27 February 2020): John Taylor’s latest translations of the Italian poet Franca Mancinelli constitute a prequel to his excellent version of her prose poems, The Little Book of Passage. Published in […]

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Joseph Schreiber reviews Franca Mancinelli’s « At an Hour’s Sleep from Here »

Joseph Schreiber has reviewed Franca Mancinelli‘s At an Hour’s Sleep from Here (translation John Taylor, Bitter Oleander Press) on his blog Rough Ghosts: as the world was collapsing at night I would walk among the clods of dirt over a hill on which you cannot tell if it is slowly swelling into a mountain or […]

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Excerpts from Franca Mancinelli’s « At an Hour’s Sleep from Here » (Bitter Oleander Press), translated by John Taylor

Here are some excerpts from Franca Mancinelli’s At an Hour’s Sleep from Here (Bitter Oleander Press), translated by John Taylor. They appear on Franca Mancinelli’s website:   from Mala kruna (2007) se avessimo la febbre insieme staremmo come due cucchiai riposti asciutti nel cassetto. I piedi avanti e indietro come stracci per fare le carezze ai pavimenti […]

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John Taylor’s Hublots-Portholes reviewed by Sabine Dewulf

Sabine Dewulf has reviewed John Taylor’s Hublots-Portholes (Editions L’Oeil ébloui) on her Facebook page « Le Miroir d’or »: Aujourd’hui, je vous présente un très beau recueil, par le poème qui y trace ses lignes marines, par la peinture de ses cercles bleutés et par une mise en page qui laisse les feuillets aussi libres que ceux d’un livre […]

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John Taylor’s « Oblò » reviewed by Rosa Pierno in Menabò

John Taylor’s Oblò (Pietre Vive Editore) has been reviewed by Rosa Pierno in the magazine Menabò: “Oblò” di John Taylor, con disegni di Caroline François-Rubino, Pietre vive Edizioni, 2019 È possibile spingere l’osservazione oltre il punto in cui non si distingue più nulla? Conosciamo bene i limiti dello sguardo e li accettiamo senza indagare la […]

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