The Literary Magazine of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
Richard Berengarten and Paschalis Nikolaou
Richard Berengarten was born in London in 1943, into a family of musicians. He has lived in Italy, Greece, the USA and former Yugoslavia. His writing integrates multiple strands, including English, French, Mediterranean, Jewish, Slavic, American and Oriental influences. Under the name Richard Burns, he has published more than 25 books and received several awards, among them the Eric Gregory Award, the Keats Poetry Prize and the international Morava Charter Poetry Prize. In the 1970s, he founded and ran the international Cambridge Poetry Festival. He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Eliot-Dante Colloquium in Florence, Arts Council Writer-in-Residence at the Victoria Centre in Gravesend, and a Royal Literary Fund Project Fellow. He has been Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame and British Council Lecturer in Belgrade. He is currently a Fellow of the English Association, a Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge, and poetry editor of Jewish Quarterly. His most recent publication is Imagems 2 (Shearsman, 2019).
Paschalis Nikolaou (pictured) was born in 1979 in Alexandroupolis, northern Greece. He lives in Corfu, where he is Assistant Professor in Literary Translation at the Ionian University. Essays on aspects of translation studies have been included in edited volumes; his poems, as well as criticism and translations have appeared in Magma, The London Magazine, Etchings, Modern Poetry in Translation, In Other Words and Parnassus. He is also reviews editor of a translation journal, mTm. With Maria-Venetia Kyritsi, he has co-edited Translating Selves: Experience and Identity between Languages and Literatures (Continuum, 2008), and with Richard Berengarten, The Perfect Order: Selected Poems 1974-2010 by Nasos Vayenas (Anvil Press Poetry, 2010) – a volume shortlisted for the Criticos Prize (now the London Hellenic Prize). His most recent book is The Return of Pytheas: Scenes from British and Greek Poetry in Dialogue (Shearsman, 2017).