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Ken Cockburn

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  • Ken Cockburn (1960–) is a poet and translator based in Edinburgh, where he worked for many years at the Scottish Poetry Library. He was the first writer-in-residence at the John Murray Archive, National Library of Scotland, and was awarded the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Literary Translation 2008. A selection of his translations of contemporary German poems appeared as Feathers and Lime, while Snapdragon collects his versions of Arne Rautenberg’s poems. His own collections include Souvenirs and Homelands, On the flyleaf, The Road North (with Alec Finlay) and Floating the Woods.
    Awards won by Ken Cockburn Short-listed, 2019 The Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for Translation
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