Ph.D. 1976, Harvard; B.A. 1970, Chicago
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After a recent excursion into the Renaissance poetics of 16th-century Lyon, which resulted in my trilogy of translations from Maurice Scève (Emblems of Desire: Selections from the Délie), Nostradamus (The Prophecies), and Louise Labé (Love Sonnets & Elegies), I am now returning to the 19th century. My current edition/translation in progress (for Yale University Press) is entitled Late Baudelaire—a compilation of his late fragments (Flares, My Heart Laid Bare, Belgium Undressed, etc.). In addition, in the ongoing spirit of “late work” (or Spätstil), I am preparing for New Directions an edition of Ezra Pound’s late Venice Notebooks, which date from the final decade of his life—the heretofore unpublished private traces of the period of his terminal Lear-like silence (1962-72). Other translation projects include a brief compendium of the songs of 15th-century Tyrolean troubadour Oswald von Wolkenstein (for New Directions), and a selection of the verse of the contemporary French poet Jacques Darras.