Francis R. Jones

Francis R. Jones

Francis R. Jones

Francis R. Jones translates poetry from various European countries and has won several international translators’ prizes. He is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, UK, specializing in translation studies. He studied modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge, modern Serbo-Croat poetry at the University of Sarajevo, and applied linguistics at the University of Reading.

cover image of the book Against The Forgetting

Against The Forgetting

by Hans Faverey

Translated by Francis R. Jones

With a contribution by Eliot Weinberger

Against the Forgetting presents the work of the Netherlands’ most eminent twentieth-century poet, Hans Faverey. This collection brings together poems from his eight published volumes spanning the years 1968 to 1990 as well as a selection of poems from a posthumous collection, Spring Foxes, first published in Holland in 2000. Filled with a precision and arresting musicality comparable to the hermetic poems of Celan and Bronk, and as mysterious as the writings of Heraclitus and the German mystic Meister Eckhart, Faverey’s poems, like Lichtenberg’s lightning frozen in time, lash out, splintering systems and syntax––enlightening.

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