Jane Draycott (translator)

Saturday, 9 June 2018: Oxford Translation Day – Discover Jane Draycott’s Michaux

Explore poetry in translation. Make a trip into beautiful Oxford in early June and join in all the free events of Oxford Translation Day. Two Rivers Press poet, Jane Draycott will be reading from Storms Under the Skin in a *Modern … Continue reading

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Review: Jane Draycott’s translation of Michaux’s “Storms under the Skin” reviewed for Culturethèque

 Storms Under the Skin by Henri Michaux and translated by Jane Draycott is book of the week on Culturethèque’s blog!  They write: Not sure yet? Read this beautiful extract translated by wonderful Jane Draycott: it was difficult to choose… “Dragon” […] It was … Continue reading

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“Michaux’s so obviously in the air!!” says Jane Draycott

Interest in the Belgian-born poet, Henri Michaux, seems to be at a high this spring.  There are several new translations of Michaux’s works available. Poet and artist Henri Michaux (1899-1984) was one of the most original and influential figures of … Continue reading

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Storms under the Skin front cover finalStorms Under the Skin: Selected Poems, 1927-1954 by Henri Michaux (poet) Jane Draycott (translator)


Jane Draycott is a UK-based poet with a particular interest in sound art and collaborative work. Her latest collection Over (Carcanet/OxfordPoets) was shortlisted for the 2009 T S Eliot Prize. Nominated three times for the Forward Prize for Poetry, her first two full collections Prince Rupert’s Drop and The Night Tree (Carcanet/OxfordPoets) were both Poetry Society Recommendations. Other collections include, from Two Rivers Press, Christina the Astonishing (with Peter Hay and Lesley Saunders) and Tideway, a long sequence of poems about London’s working river (with paintings by Peter Hay) written while poet-in-residence at the River & Rowing Museum as well as a short collection No Theatre (Smith/Doorstop).

More information about Jane and her poetry is available here.