Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
Your list has always been interesting, idiosyncratic, imaginative and your translations [...] have been a source of pleasure to me.
Al Alvarez

Harry Guest

  • About
  • Harry Guest was born in Penarth, Wales in 1932. He read Modern Languages at Cambridge before beginning a career as a teacher in schools and universities in Japan and England. He edited and translated Penguin’s Post-War Japanese Poetry (1972). Recent books include a novel Lost Pictures and Traveller’s Literary Companion to Japan. He was appointed Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter in 1994. With his wife, Lynn Guest, a historical novelist, he lives in Exeter. A Puzzling Harvest is his collected poems 1955–2000. His translations include poems by Jean Cassou and selected poems by Victor Hugo, The Distance, The Shadows.

    High on the Downs, A Festschrift for Harry Guest, edited by Tony Lopez, with tributes from friends, colleagues, fellow poets and translators, playwrights and many others, was published last year by Shearsman Books to celebrate Harry Guest's 80th birthday.

Share this...
The Carcanet Blog New Poetries VII: Katherine Horrex read more New Poetries VII: Toby Litt read more New Poetries VII: Phoebe Power read more New Poetries VII: Isabel Galleymore read more New Poetries VII: Jamie Osborn read more New Poetries VII: James Leo McAskill read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2018 Carcanet Press Ltd