About the Author

Simon Smith
Blurbarian Since August 2007
Name Simon Smith
My Web Site http://www.kent.ac.uk/english/people/profiles/smith.html
Location London, United Kingdom
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer/Academic
My Bio 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.

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Catullus, Reverdy, JH Prynne, Frank O'Hara, Bernadette Mayer, Richard Price, WS Graham, Jack Spicer.