D. M. Black

D.M. Black is a poet and essayist . He has published six collections of poems, most recently Claiming Kindred (Arc, 2011) and The Arrow-maker (Arc, 2017), and translations of several poets, in particular Goethe ( Love as Landscape Painter) , Fras, 2006. Website: dmblack.net. / Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) belonged to the generation of French writers, including André Breton, Jean Cocteau, Robert Desnos, Paul Eluard and Henri Michaux, who wrote before and after the mid-20 th century. Some of Pr é vert’s poems were set to music and sung by Edith Piaf. He was also famous as a screen-writer – most notably of Marcel Carné’s Les Enfants du Paradis. The poem translated here is from his collection, Spectacle .



D. M. Black's work featured in Stand Magazine comprises two contributions of poetry, over a period of four years. Also available are two translations by D. M. Black.
Further Reading
Translation of an Article by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Stand 176, 5(3) (2004) Roman Elegy XX translated by D. M. Black
Poetry Collection in Stand 204, 12(4) (2014) Two Poems
Poetry Collection in Stand 215, 15(3) (2017) Two Poems
Translation of a Poetry Collection by in Stand 215, 15(3) (2017) Poem
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