All items: Duncan Forbes

I still have my treasured copy of the sky-blue Heinemann edition of Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson, and I remember reading in Blackwell's bookshop some of her startling lines for the very first time.
Duncan Forbes describes the challenges and consolations of translating poetry and how it can help us to gain an insight into earlier times, distant cultures and other minds.
Poets seek readers, above all, but they wouldn’t mind a bit of money too. Duncan Forbes, whose work has been back-handedly described as ‘commercial’, wonders where the real value lies in verse — and who sets the prices.