Smith, Michael oldala, Angol életrajz
Michael Smith lives in Dublin, where he was born in 1942. He founded New Writers' Press in 1967, which published a number of neglected Irish poets, as well as several important younger writers. He was also co-founder and editor of the literary magazine The Lace Curtain. His own collections are With the Woodnymphs (Dublin, New Writers' Press, 1968); Times & Locations (Dublin, The Dolmen Press; Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1972); Familiar Anecdotes (New Writers' Press, 1981); Selected Poems (Cork, The Melmoth Press, 1985); Lost Genealogies (New Writers' Press, 1993); Meditations on Metaphors (New Writers' Press, 1998). An expanded and updated Selected Poems, entitled The Purpose of the Gift was published by Shearsman Books in October 2004, together with a volume of selected translations from the Anglo-Saxon, Irish and Spanish, entitled Maldon & Other Translations. His Collected Poems appeared in 2009.
He has translated extensively from the Spanish. His translations include Pablo Neruda: Twenty Love Poems & a Poem of Despair (NWP, 1974); Antonio Machado: Early Poems (NWP, 1976); Miguel Hernández: Unceasing Lightning (Dedalus, Dublin, 1986); Francisco de Quevedo: On The Anvil (Dedalus, 1987); Luis de Góngora: Selected Shorter Poems (London, Anvil Press Poetry, 1995) and Federico García Lorca: The Tamarit Poems (Dedalus, Dublin, 2002). Michael Smith has also edited the Selected Poems of James Clarence Mangan (Gallery Books, Oldcastle, Co. Meath), and Irish Poetry, The Thirties Generation (Raven Arts Press, Dublin, 1983). Forthcoming projects include the Selected Poems of Elsa Cross and Verónica Volkow for Shearsman in 2009, and an edition of Sir Thomas Wyatt for the Shearsman Classics series.
(Az oldal szerkesztője: P. T.)