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John Taylor

Author's Bio

Born in 1952, in Des Moines, John Taylor has lived in France since 1977. He is the author of seven books of short stories, short prose, and poetry. He has translated the work of several French poets, including Philippe Jaccottet, Pierre-Albert Jourdan, Jacques Dupin, Louis Calaferte, Laurence Werner David, José-Flore Tappy, and Pierre Chappuis. He has also translated Italian and modern Greek poets. His critical essays have been gathered in "Into the Heart of European Poetry" and the three-volume "Paths to Contemporary French Literature".

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Now the Summer Came to Pass (Xenos Books, 2013), If Night is Falling (Bitter Oleander Press, 2012), The Apocalypse Tapestries (Xenos Books, 2004), Some Sort of Joy (Cedar Hill Books, 2000), Mysteries of the Body and the Mind (Story Line Press, 1998), The World As It Is (Cedar Hill Books, 1998), The Presence of Things Past (Story Line Press, 1992)
Prizes:
2011 Translation Grant from the NEA for his project to translate the French poet Georges Perros; 2013 Raiziss-de Palchi Transltion Fellowship from the American Academy of Poets for his project to translate the Italian poet Lorenzo Calogero.

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Listing last updated: September 30, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French
Born in:
Des Moines, IA
Raised in:
Des Moines, IA

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