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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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Texts by Franca Mancinelli in « Cholla Needles » (February 2021)

The magazine Cholla Needles devotes several pages in the February 2021 issue to Franca Mancinelli‘s poetic texts « A Possible Form of Life », « Fragments for a Dedication »—both translated from her new book, « Tutti gli occhi che ho aperto » (Marcos y Marcos)—and her prose piece « On the Edges of the Desert: A Thin Fence of Reeds ».

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Review of Franca Mancinelli’s « At an Hour’s Sleep from Here » / Eurolitkrant

Mattia Caponi has reviewed John Taylor’s translation of Franca Mancinelli‘s At an Hour’s Sleep from Here (The Bitter Oleander Press) in Eurolitkrant. At an Hour’s Sleep from Here is the translation of Franca Mancinelli’s A un’ora di sonno da qui (2018), which consists of her first two poetry volumes, Mala kruna (2007) and Pasta madre (“Mother Dough,” 2013), as well as a […]

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John Taylor’s « Fragments of Closeness » published in Eurolitkrant

John Taylor’s sequence of poems, « Fragments of Closeness », has been published in the online magazine Eurolitkrant. Fragments of Closeness By John Taylor John Taylor PROFILE     Fragments of Closeness     to touch touch   if you could   the gap the search for a stopgap   a plank   long ago elsewhere   again […]

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Philippe Jaccottet’s « Patches of Sunlight, or of Shadow », in John Taylor’s translation, published by Seagull Books

Philippe Jaccottet’s Patches of Sunlight, or of Shadow: Safeguarded Notes 1952-2005, in John Taylor’s translation, has been published by Seagull Books. Distributed by the University of Chicago Press. Philippe Jaccottet’s newest work follows in some ways the approach of Seedtime, his recent two-volume collection of notebooks. Similarly comprising on-the-spot jottings, philosophical reflections, literary commentary, dream narratives […]

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