Herbert Lomas

Herbert Lomas

Herbert Lomas is an English poet who has published ten books, of which The Vale of Todmorden (Arc Publications, 2004) is his most recent. His Letters in the Dark (Oxford University Press, USA, 1986) was an Observer book of the year, and he has received Guinness, Arvon, and Cholmondeley awards. He has produced fourteen books of translation from Finnish and is a regular translator for the quarterly Books from Finland. His Contemporary Finnish Poetry (Bloodaxe Books, 1990) won the British Poetry Society’s 1991 biennial translation award. He is a member of the Finnish Academy and was made Knight First Class, Order of the White Rose of Finland, for his services to Finnish Literature. He has taught at the universities of Helsinki and London.

"One day I passed out of my body"

Poetry, Translation
July 24, 2013