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Peter Hughes

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Books by this author: Cavalcanty
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  • Peter Hughes was born in Oxford in 1956. He lived in Italy for several years and continues to find inspiration in Italian literature. He now lives on the Norfolk coast where he runs Oystercatcher Press, an imprint which has published over 100 pamphlets of exciting poetry. A Selected Poems came out from Shearsman in 2013. Peter’s versions of the complete sonnets of Petrarch were published by Reality Street in 2015. He is currently working on a project inspired by Leopardi whilst continuing to collaborate with poets including John Hall and Simon Marsh.
    Praise for Peter Hughes 'Uncompromisingly vivid.'
    London Magazine


    'This coruscating and athletic détournement of the Italian is an audacious and seductive display that leaves us wanting more.'
    John James


    '€˜enough vim and versatility to launch a thousand poems, let alone fifty-two. Purists will object vigorously to this version; impurists will object vigorously to any other.'€™
    Rod Mengham


     'What an erotic and libidinous bonanza ... These are the songs my ears are still ringing to, tinnitus the price of love.'
    Simon Smith


    'Peter Hughes's vulgar eloquence fuses earthy, contemporary imagery with Cavalcanti's "elevated" elusive themes, converting his verses to an utterly original contemporary language ... and affording exquisite, tactile pleasure.'
    Lou Rowan


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