Weissbort, Daniel

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Daniel Weissbort (1935- ) is a poet, translator, and scholar who was a close friend and colleague of poet Ted Hughes. He met Hughes while they were both students at Cambridge University, from which he graduated in 1956. Hughes and Weissbort founded the journal Modern Poetry in Translation devoted to introducing the work of foreign language poets to English readers. From 1974 until the late 1990s, Weissbort was employed by the University of Iowa, first as the director of its translation workshop, and later as an associate professor of English and comparative literature.

Weissbort has authored several published volumes of poetry, including Lake: New and Selected Poems (1992) and What Was All the Fuss About? (1998). He has served as editor of various anthologies of poetry, and he has translated and edited the works of authors including Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Nikolay Zabolotsky, and Luis Mercier Vega. Among other prizes, Weissbort was awarded the British Arts Council award, 1971, 1972, 1980; and the Jacob Glatstein Memorial Prize, Poetry magazine, 1978.

From the description of Daniel Weissbort papers, [ca. 1957-1999]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79458210

Daniel Weissbort was born in London in 1935. He was a friend of Ted Hughes whom he met whilst at Cambridge University in the 1950s. In 1965 Weissbort and Hughes founded the journal, Modern Poetry in Translation.

Weissbort is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has edited a number of anthologies of Russian and East European poetry.

Epithet: poet, writer and editor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x00029a

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creatorOf Nickolay Zabolotsky, 1970s-1990s British Library
referencedIn Joseph Brodsky papers, circa 1890-2004, 1972-1996 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Modern Poetry in Translation British Library
creatorOf Janos Pilinszky British Library
creatorOf Personal and writers' correspondence Tucker-Wells British Library
creatorOf Weissbort, Daniel. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1976-1989. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Weissbort, Daniel. Daniel Weissbort papers, [ca. 1957-1999]. Emory University. Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf Writings and enclosed material by others, Weissbort, 1960s-1995 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence and poetry relating to publication British Library
creatorOf Daniel Weissbort British Library
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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associatedWith Alliston, Susan. person
associatedWith Amicai, Yehuda person
associatedWith Brodsky, Joseph, 1940-1996. person
associatedWith Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. person
associatedWith Pilinszky, János person
associatedWith Plath, Sylvia. person
associatedWith Yevtushenko, Yevgeny person
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English poetry
Poets, English


Birth 1935-04-30

Death 2013-11-18




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