Peter Boyle

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Peter Boyle lives in Sydney, Australia, and is a poet and translator of Spanish and French poetry. His sixth collection of poetry, Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems, appeared in 2013. In 2010 his book Apocrypha (Vagabond Press, 2009) received the Queensland Premier’s Prize. With MTC Cronin he is the author of the collaborative poems How Does a Man Who Is Dead Reinvent His Body? The Belated Love Poems of Thean Morris Caelli. He has read his poetry at Festivals in Canada, France, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela and Macedonia, as well as at numerous locations in Australia.
His translations from Spanish include Anima by José Kozer (Shearsman, 2011) and The Trees: selected poems by Eugenio Montejo (2004). Forthcoming from Shearsman in late 2014 is a translation of Tokonoma by José Kozer. Boyle’s translations of poetry and prose by Pierre Reverdy, René Char and Yves Bonnefoy have appeared in American Poetry Review, Jubilat, Shearsman and The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Susan Harris, 2010. In 2013 he received the NSW Premier’s Award for Literary Translation.

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