Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20160812
Scottish poet, translator and editor Robin Robertson, a three-time winner of Britain's prestigious Forward Poetry Prize, talks with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart, while in Kansas City for Rockhurst University's 2015 Midwest Poets Series. Known for his translations of ancient Greek works, they discuss how mythology has influenced his writing, as he reads from his 2014 collection Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems. In this first half of their conversation, they also discuss his writing process and how his experience as a London editor impacts his own poetry. The second part of this interview is available in our Audio Archives. Read more of this interview in New Letters magazine, Vol. 82, Nos. 3 & 4.
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