Paul Merchant was editor/translator of Modern Poetry In Translation 4 (1968), which included the first selection of Ritsos published in England. He is also the translator of Eleni Vakalo’s Genealogy (1971). He taught for many years at Warwick University before becoming William Stafford Archivist at Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon. His collection of poems Bone from a Stag’s Heart was a 1988 British Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His fourth collection of poems, Some Business of Affinity (2006), was a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. His recent translations from Yannis Ritsos are Monochords (Trask House Press 2007), and Twelve Poems about Cavafy (Tavern Books, 2010).
A Photograph from the High Desert
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2010
Talking about Retirement with Horace and Morikuni
The Play of Water in an Italian Garden