John Taylor

Translator Interview: John Taylor on Philippe Jaccottet

December 8, 2022
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“We have entered an age of unequivocal partisan discourse, of linguistic robotization, of tiny symbols standing for complex emotions. In total contrast to this, Philippe Jaccottet’s writing constantly shows nuance, attentiveness, perseverance, circumspection, and a genuine quest for essential truths.”

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Poetry Review: “Burning at the Same Time” — José-Flore Tappy’s Mysterious Poem-Portraits

November 17, 2022
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Deeply indebted to her relationship to persons and places, José-Flore Tappy uses poetry as a way to revisit them, honoring the absent through poems co-created by memory and imagination.

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Book Review: “The Pilgrim’s Bowl” — Approaching the Enigma of Painter Giorgio Morandi

November 9, 2015
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Beautifully produced by Seagull Books, The Pilgrim’s Bowl is an invaluable introduction to both painter and poet.

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Book Review: An Exhilarating Poetry Trek Through Europe

August 31, 2015
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John Taylor introduces readers to an amazing array of sensibilities and life histories in a babel of languages from an atlas of nations.

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Poetry Review: Pierre-Albert Jourdan — Writing that Wagers on Beauty

August 23, 2011
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For French writer Pierre-Albert Jourdan, paradox and its close kin aphorism were ways to approach the ineffable, the infinite, the immanent, and above all the state of unity between self and world that he devotedly, passionately sought.

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