MSt tutor Jane Draycott’s translation of Henri Michaux is Poetry Book Society’s Autumn Recommended Translation

MSt tutor Jane Draycott’s translation of Storms Under the Skin by Henri Michaux has been named Poetry Book Society Autumn Recommended Translation.

From the Poetry Book Society’s announcement.

Poet and artist Henri Michaux (1899-1984) was one of the most original and influential figures of twentieth century French poetry, hailed by Allen Ginsberg as ‘master’ and ‘genius’ and by Borges as ‘without equal in the literature of our time’…. In Storms under the Skin Jane Draycott translates poems and prose-poems from Michaux’s volumes 1927-54, including extracts from his best-loved creations Plume and the haunting realm of Les Emanglons, alongside poems written on the eve of war in Europe and during the Occupation.

Visit the Poetry Book Society’s announcement

MSt tutor Jenny Lewis on her project “Promoting poetry through public engagement”, Carcanet blog

In May 2016 I won the Inaugural Warden’s Prize for Public Engagement in Doctoral Research at Goldsmiths. The award reflected the way my doctoral studies into Mesopotamian literature and my retelling of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh(forthcoming from Carcanet Press as Gilgamesh Retold in 2018) were able to ‘engage the public with research that moves away from an old model of public understanding towards a more dynamic, two-way model of dialogue, collaboration and consultation’ (Research Councils UK, 2016) …” Read the full blogpost at “Promoting poetry through public engagement