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Author: John Taylor (Translator)

John Taylor is an American writer, critic, and translator who lives in France. Among his many translations of French and Italian poetry are books by Philippe Jaccottet, Jacques Dupin, Pierre Chappuis, Pierre-Albert Jourdan, José- Flore Tappy, Pierre Voélin, Georges Perros, Lorenzo Calogero, and Alfredo de Palchi. His translations have been awarded grants and prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, Pro Helvetia, and the Sonia Raiziss Charitable Foundation. He is the author of several volumes of short prose and poetry, most recently The Dark Brightness, Grassy Stairways, Remembrance of Water & Twenty-Five Trees, and a "double book" co-authored with Pierre Chappuis, A Notebook of Clouds & A Notebook of Ridges.

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 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

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TERMINAL EVENTS
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TERMINAL EVENTS

Xenos Books / Chelsea Editions

Poetry. Translated by John Taylor. Edited by Karl Kvitko. Cover art by Luce de Palchi. The great Italian poet Alfredo de Palchi died in August of this year at age 93 after a long, defiant and mocking poetical battle with "Lady Leukemia." TERMINAL EV...

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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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