Patrick Williamson

Patrick Williamson is an English poet and translator. Editor and translator of The Parley Tree, Poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab World (Arc Publications, 2012) and translator notably of Tahar Bekri, Gilles Cyr, Guido Cupani, and Erri de Luca. Most recent poetry collections: Traversi (English-Italian, Samuele Editore, 2018), Beneficato (Samuele Editore, 2015), Tiens ta langue/Hold your tongue (Harmattan, Paris 2014), Gifted (Corrupt Press, 2014), Nel Santuario (Samuele Editore, 2013; Menzione speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso Guido Gozzano, 2014). Founding member of transnational literary agency Linguafranca.

from Meno Universe: “22:40” by Guido Cupani – translated by Patrick Williamson

    MY BROTHER TEACHES ME HOW TO HOLD A GLASS because life is here, he says, where thoughts end and briscola algebra begins, you should write about it                                             and my brother reads Dostoevsky and has rosy cheeks as in that photo at the lake in eighty-five when I was […]