Richard Dove


Richard Dove was born in Bath in 1954, studied Modern Languages at Oxford and taught German at the Universities of Exeter and Wales before moving to the Federal Republic in 1987.  His latest publications are two books of poems, Farbfleck auf einem Mondrian-Bild (Edition Thaleia, St. Ingbert 2002) and Aus einem früheren Leben. Gedichte Englisch/Deutsch (Lyrikedition 2000, Munich 2003), and an edition of German translations of new poems by Michael Hamburger, Unterhaltung mit der Muse des Alters (Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich 2004).  He has translated various modern German poets, including Ernst Meister and Michael Krüger, and is currently working on English versions of recent poems by Friederike Mayröcker and Reiner Kunze.

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