About the Book
Selections from the poetry of Pierre Reverdy translated from the French by Simon Smith
I am a poet and translator with four full length collections of poetry published: Fifteen Exits (Waterloo Press, 2001), Reverdy Road (Salt, 2003), Mercury (Salt, 2006), and London Bridge (Salt, 2010). I have translated the Latin poets Catullus and Martial, and poems from the French by Pierre Reverdy and Guillaume Apollinaire. In 2004 I was a judge of the National Poetry Prize (UK); I was Librarian at the Poetry Library in London 2003-2007, and I am now Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent. Presently I am working on a complete translation of Catullus for Carcanet Press.