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Daniel Weissbort

Daniel Weissbort was a poet, translator, multilingual academic and 
Modern Poetry in Translation founder & editor.

Daniel was born in London in 1935, educated at St. Paul's school 
and Cambridge where he was a History Exhibitioner. Weissbort. In 
1965, with Ted Hughes, founded the MPT which he edited for 
almost 40 years. In the early Seventies he went to the USA where 
he directed, for over thirty years, the Translation Workshop and 
MFA Program in Translation at the University of Iowa.

He was a Professor (Emeritus) of English and Comparative 
Literature at the University of Iowa, Research Fellow in the 
English Department at King's College, London University and 
Honorary Professor in the Centre for Translation and Comparative
Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.

Daniel Weissbort's anthologies of Russian poetry and of East 
European poetry are well known and he has also published many 
collections of his own poetry. Anvil Press has published his 
translational memoir of the late Joseph Brodsky, From Russian 
with Love. He has co-edited, for Oxford University Press, a 
historical reader in translation theory, which was published in 2006.
He has written a book on Ted Hughes and Translation and for 
Faber he has edited the Selected Translations of Ted Hughes.

Daniel died in November 2013 and was buried in the Brompton 
Cemetery in west London..



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