Anselm Hollo, 1934-2013

Posted by Ken Edwards on Thursday, January 31, 2013 Under: writing


Sad to report this morning that poet, teacher and translator Anselm Hollo has died, aged 78.

I never actually met Anselm, but we corresponded extensively during the editing and production of Five From Finland in 2000-01 - his translations of five contemporary poets from his native Finland. He was good to work with. 

He was also a very considerable influence on poetry in English (his chosen language) on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1960s onward.


Read Tom Raworth's obituary of Anselm in The Independent. And an appreciation by Steven Fowler.
 

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