The Word Exchange

Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation

By Greg Delanty (Editor); Michael Matto (Editor); Seamus Heaney (Foreword by)
(W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393342413, 556pp.)

Publication Date: April 2012

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Featuring 123 all-new translations by seventy-four of our most celebrated poets including Seamus Heaney, Robert Pinsky, Billy Collins, Eavan Boland, Richard Wilbur, and many others this brilliant anthology infuses new vigor into Old English poetry (Library Journal). Presented in an authoritative bilingual edition, The Word Exchange is as fascinating and multivocal as the original literature it translates.



About the Author
Greg Delanty, was born in Cork City, Ireland, in 1958 and lived in Cork until 1986. He has received many awards, most recently a Guggenheim for poetry. His Collected Poems 1986-2006 is out from the Oxford Poet's series of Carcanet Press. His poems are widely anthologized including the recent Penguin Book of Irish Poetry, The Norton Introduction to Poetry. He is a US and Irish Citizen and teaches at Saint Michael's College, Vermont.

Michael Matto is an associate professor of English at Adelphi University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. His poems, plays, translations, and essays include "Opened Ground", "Electric Light", "Beowulf", "The Spirit Level", "District and Circle", and "Finders Keepers". Robert Lowell praised Heaney as the "most important Irish poet since Yeats."
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