Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Little Tour The World Over

ep22HIXLTcover4-4e225b8991[1]Some years ago the American poet H.L. Hix and I had a brief conversation about translating the Turkish poet Ilhan Berk. Now I’m delighted to see our short exchange gathered in a new anthology, editied by H.L. Hix, The World Over: Translators Speak on New Poetry in Translation. The entire book can be downloaded free of charge as a pdf or read online at ESSAY PRESS.

A wonderful companion to The World Over is John Taylor’s A Little Tour through European Poetry (Transaction, 2014), a perceptive collection of essays which includes a piece on some of my recent translations of Turkish women poets, titled “A Panorama of Turkish Love Poetry: Birhan Keskin and Other Contemporary Women Poets”.8871[1]

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