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John Taylor interviewed by Grazia Calanna / L’EstroVerso

John Taylor is interviewed by Grazia Calanna for the website L’EstroVerso about his first experiences of poetry, his own poetry, his translation, and his new book in Italy, Oblò (Pietre Vive Editore), translated by Marco Morello, illustrated by Caroline François-Rubino, with a postface by Franca Mancinelli. Qual è il ricordo (o un aneddoto) legato alla […]

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John Taylor and Pierre Chappuis / Reading in Translation

John Taylor and Pierre Chappuis have been interviewed by Laura Marris on the website Reading in Translation about their « double book » A Notebook of Clouds & A Notebook of Ridges (Fortnightly Review). Laura Marris writes in her introduction to the interview: « Some of us, if we are lucky enough, have witnessed it—the moment when a […]

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Alfredo de Palchi’s « Eventi terminali », introduction by John Taylor

Alfredo de Palchi’s Eventi terminali (Mimesis Edizioni, collana « Hebenon ») has just appeared, with an introduction by John Taylor.

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Special feature on Franca Mancinelli / The Bitter Oleander

The Bitter Oleander (Autumn 2019)has devoted a generous special feature to the poetry of Franca Mancinelli, as translated by John Taylor, with an extensive dialogue between the poet and her translator. An excerpt from the dialogue: . . . JT: Passing through. . . Your collection of prose poems, Libretto di transito, became The Little […]

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Essay on Pierre Bergounioux / Les Cahiers de l’Herne

An essay on Pierre Bergounioux, « Les Ponts de liane », in the Cahiers de l’Herne devoted to Pierre Bergounioux.

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Tristan Hordé on « Le dernier cerisier » / Sitaudis

Tristan Hordé has written this fine article about Le dernier cerisier (Éditions Voix d’encre; watercolors by Caroline François-Rubino; translated by Françoise Daviet-Taylor) for the literary website Sitaudis: La quatrième de couverture présente le livre comme une « méditation sur le temps » ; il serait possible de réunir en un fort volume des poèmes autour de ce motif, […]

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A poem and translations in the January Review

The poem « Celadon », illustrated by Anne-Marie Donaint-Bonave, and three of Franca Mancinelli’s poems translated into English in the January Review.

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« Elsa Cross: A Mexican Metaphysical Poet in Greece » / Antioch Review

An essay by John Taylor, in his « Poetry Today » column, on the Mexican poet Elsa Cross in the Antioch Review: « Elsa Cross: A Mexican Metaphysical Poet in Greece » (Volume 77, No. 2, Spring 2019, pp. 386-392):   Elsa Cross, a Mexican metaphysical poet in Greece A major poetic figure in her native Mexico, Elsa Cross (b. […]

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Franca Mancinelli’s « The Little Book of Passage » reviewed in « The Enchanting Verses Literary Review »

Pramila Vendateswaran reviews Franca Mancinelli’s The Little Book of Passage (translated by John Taylor, Bitter Oleander Press) in  Enchanting Verses Literary Review: Franca Mancinelli achieves the best poetry in her spare sentences set into short blocks of prose in this small book. These are poems of passage, as the title suggests, road signs or signals we […]

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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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