by U. A. Fanthorpe • from Selected Poems • Enitharmon / Dufour Editions
U. A. Fanthorpe
U. A. Fanthorpe (1929-2009) was the first woman to be nominated for the post of Professor of Poetry at Oxford.
"The peerless U. A. Fanthorpe roots herself in the very earth of English poetry ... so clear-eyed and so, well, completely poetic." (Stephen Fry)
"Quoting the Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize winner José Saramago in the foreword to his latest collection, Derek Mahon writes: 'To write is always to translate, even when we are using our own language ... Our words convey mere fragments of reality on which our experience fed.' Relying on a different material, the two activities are however essentially linked in this perspective: if writing is the act of translating an experience into words, translating is the act of conveying the written account of this experience in another language, culture and moment."
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