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John Taylor

Translator, French
John Taylor has translated numerous French-language poets, including Philippe Jaccottet, Pierre Voélin, Pierre-Albert Jourdan, Catherine Colomb, and Pierre Chappuis. He has recently translated the Italian poet Franca Mancinelli. His most recent collections of poetry are The Dark Brightness (Xenos Books), Grassy Stairways (The MadHat Press), and Remembrance of Water and Twenty-Five Trees (Bitter Oleander Press). Born in Des Moines in 1952, Taylor has lived in France since 1977. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author)