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Author: John Taylor

John Taylor is a writer, critic and translator who was born in Des Moines in 1952 and has lived in France since 1977. He has written seven books of stories, short prose and poetry, notably THE APOCALYPSE TAPESTRIES (Xenos Books, 2004), NOW THE SUMMER CAME TO PASS (Xenos Books, 2012), both books available as e-books, and IF NIGHT IS FALLING (Bitter Oleander Press, 2012). He has also published the three-volume Paths to Contemporary French Literature (2007) and Into the Heart of European Poetry (2010) - all four books published by Transaction Press. For Chelsea Editions, he has translated three large collections of poetry and prose from French: Philippe Jaccottet, AND, NONETHELESS (2011); Pierre-Albert Jourdan, THE STRAW SANDALS (2011); and Louis Calaferte, THE VIOLET BLOOD OF THE AMETHYST (2013). From Italian he has translated Lorenzo Calogero, AN ORCHID SHINING IN THE HAND: SELECTED POEMS 1932-1960 (Chelsea, 2015); and Alfredo de Palchi, NIHIL (Xenos- Chelsea, 2017).

The Apocalypse Tapestries
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The Apocalypse Tapestries

Xenos Books

Poetry. "These poems enact a genuine search for revelation, not an unveiling from a single source but rather from small, local glimpses, as if the truth were broken up and scattered in unlikely places.... The reader finishes THE APOCALYPSE TAPESTRIE...

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The Dark Brightness
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The Dark Brightness

Xenos Books

Poetry. A slim volume of minimalist verse that takes the reader on an exploration of unfamiliar terrain with the senses heightened. It is quiet and sensitive; one perceives and feels every drop, shadow and ray of light. The mood is enhanced by black...

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If Night Is Falling
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If Night Is Falling

The Bitter Oleander Press

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. "For some thirty years, John Taylor has been diving as a critic into the torrents of modern European poetry; that is, into the different national literatures which, in addition, have accepted as their own kin some of the...

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