You came through
the gate at Peredelkino,
Peter's house you went in squinting.
emptiness resounds where a body was!
in woods, a family graveyard.
is it, Robert, in your new wilderness?
you've won your way through the maze.
Jim has published translations of the poetry of, among others, Raymond Queneau, Blaise Cendrars, Yves Bonnefoy, Pablo Neruda, Francis Ponge, Jacques Dupin, and Marcelin Pleynet. He has also translated work by Russian authors Mikhail Lermontov, Boris Pasternak, and Aleksandr Pushkin, and Polish writer Marek Hlasko.
Jim's translation of Raymond Queneau's novel, Saint Glinglin (Dalkey Archive Press, 1993; 2000), met with widespread acclaim.
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