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Author: John Taylor (Translator)

John Taylor (b. 1952) has translated many key French, Italian, and Modern Greek poets, including, for The Bitter Oleander Press, books by Jacques Dupin, José- Flore Tappy, and Pierre Voélin. He is the author of several volumes of short prose and poetry, including IF NIGHT IS FALLING and REMEMBRANCE OF WATER & TWENTY-FIVE TREES.

The Aesthetics of Equilibrium
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The Aesthetics of Equilibrium

Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions

Poetry. Fiction. Translated by John Taylor. Alfredo de Palchi, in his 93rd year, has produced another stunning book after the cosmic obliteration of NIHIL (Xenos Books, 2017). As in that book, THE AESTHETICS OF EQUILIBRIUM leaps from a realistic set...

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At an Hour's Sleep from Here
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At an Hour's Sleep from Here

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. Translated from the Italian by John Taylor, this book represents a collection of three previously untranslated (into English) works of the contemporary Italian poet Franca Mancinelli. The book is set in a bilingual Italian / English format a...

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The Butterfly Cemetery: Selected Prose (2008-2021)
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The Butterfly Cemetery: Selected Prose (2008-2021)

The Bitter Oleander Press

“When reading her poems, prose poems, narratives and personal essays, we are compelled to face up to the hypothesis that our true home is not, or not only, the here-and-now. And that our true form, or at least one of our true forms, is equally the p...

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The Little Book of Passage
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The Little Book of Passage

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. Bilingual Edition. Translated from the Italian by John Taylor. THE LITTLE BOOK OF PASSAGE is the story of the crossing of an inner fault line, a travel diary through the territories of the psyche: presences close to disappearing and dreamlik...

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Nihil
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Nihil

Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Translated from the Italian, and with a preface by John Taylor. Alfredo de Palchi, NIHIL. A profound book of poetry and prose in which the author imaginatively floats down the river of his youth, the Adige, describing sc...

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Ponge, Pastures, Prairies
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Ponge, Pastures, Prairies

Black Square Editions

[...] a friendship to which many passages of Francis Ponge's letters bear witness without the slightest equivocation and which lasted until the last years of his life-how to express it?-above, or below, that is, more deeply than, our differences, wh...

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TERMINAL EVENTS
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TERMINAL EVENTS

Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions

This last book by the late poet (1926 - 2020) ends a life in poetry well-planned: it presents an imagined discourse with poet Eugenio Montale, a fanciful and self-deprecatory autobiography, and a liberation of the planet Earth from the cruelty of ma...

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To Each Unfolding Leaf, Selected Poems: 1976 - 2015
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To Each Unfolding Leaf, Selected Poems: 1976 - 2015

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. Translated from the French by John Taylor in a bilingual edition. This book offers a representative selection of Pierre Voélin's poetry, ranging from his early books Sur la mort brève / On Brief Death (1984) and Les Bois calmés / The Calmed ...

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