Fred Johnston translates work by French poet

TRANSLATIONS OF the French poet, Colette Wittorski, by the Galway based poet, author, and critic Fred Johnston, have just been published by Lapwing Poetry, Belfast.

The translations are collected in Northern Lights and feature a variety of poems from Wittorski’s own collections of work. “Colette is a prize-winning poet and her work deserves a wider audience,” said Mr Johnston. “This dual-language collection, hopefully, will acquire that to some extent. Colette Wittorski is happy with the end result.”

Fred Johnston’s own poems written in French have appeared in a variety of publications. Plans are in motion to bring out a selection of his short stories, translated into French by writer and film-maker, Kristian Le Bras, in the near future.


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