Review: “Jane Draycott’s beautiful translations…bring Michaux to life”: Storms Under the Skin

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From PBS Bulletin Autumn 2017:

Jane Draycott’s beautiful translations of “Pearl” are well known to us. Here, in “Storms Under the Skin,” she exercises a  precision of touch that brings Michaux to life as a substantial presence that hovers brilliantly before us, offering its version of the way things work. Michaux is too important a poet to be kept waiting outside. This generous selection brings him into the house of major European poets – George Szirtes

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cover_compactThe Poetry Book Society Autumn Bulletin for 2017 features writing from Autumn Choice poet Pascale Petit regarding Mama Amazonica, as well as pieces from Recommended poets Tara Bergin, Douglas Dunn, Frank Ormsby and Michael Symmons Roberts. These are accompanied by comments from the selectors and numerous extracts from their works. The selectors also provide pieces on the Recommended Translation Storms Under the Skin by Henri Michaux, the Special Commendation Selected Poems by Thom Gunn, and the Pamphlet Choice Mr Universe by Rich Goodson. Seventeen short reviews of poetry books for summerreading complete the publication, along with a catalogue of works available for purchase by members at a discounted price.

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