John Taylor was honored on October 25, 2013 at the Poet’s Forum in New York City as the recipient of the 2013 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets for his work on the translation of Selected Poems by Lorenzo Calogero.
He is the author of two poetry collections: If Night Is Falling (Bitter Oleander Press, 2012) and The Apocalypse Tapestries (Xenos Books, 2004). His other published works include books of short stories and prose. Also a translator, Taylor wrote the critically acclaimed, three-volume Paths to Contemporary French Literature (2004, 2007, 2011) and Into the Heart of European Poetry (2008)—all four books published by Transaction. He lives in Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou, France.
A critic of contemporary European writing for Anglo-American readers, Taylor has long been a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement. He has written the “Poetry Today” column in the Antioch Review since 2005. We asked John some questions about receiving the 2013 Paiziss/de Palchi Fellowship. His responses follow. Continue reading