TIMOTHY ADES (or Adès)

Timothy is British, born 1941, and a poetry translator, working mainly with rhyme and metre. He learnt Latin and Greek verse composition at school, read classics and philosophy at university and studied international business management. In 1996 he won a BCLA/BCLT award (equal first) with the "33 Sonnets of the Resistance", which Jean Cassou composed in his head in prison. These were published by Arc Publications in the Visible Poets series in 2002. His Renaissance "Elegies" of Louise Labé appeared in "Modern Poetry in Translation", as did his "Classic Gallic Lipograms". Victor Hugo's "How to be a Grandfather" (a selection) was published by Hearing Eye in 2002. "Homer in Cuernavaca", a sequence of thirty poems by the Mexican, Alfonso Reyes, (published in "Translation and Literature", Edinburgh U.P.) won the Premio Valle-Inclán Prize in 2001, and "Contrée" by Robert Desnos was placed second in the BCLA/BCLT Prize in 2002. In 2003 his translations of Victor Hugo won first prize in this competition (now The John Dryden Translation Prize). German and Greek are also attempted.

Two longer poems of Cassou have appeared in "Translation and Literature", as have 25 poems of Brecht, and various translated poems have appeared in "Modern Poetry in Translation", "Agenda", "Classical Association News", "In Other Words", "Outposts", "Update Mexico", etc, and above all on this website. Other favourites, not much published yet, are Desnos, Nerval, and Huch. He likes to recite to a willing audience.

E-mails can be sent to timothyades@aol.com
See also: http://www.torriano.org/hearing_eye


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