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Richard McKane

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Richard McKane

Richard McKane was born in 1947 and has a degree in Russian from Oxford University. Based in London, he is a poet and translator of Russian and Turkish poetry.

Articles by Richard McKane

Lovers in Samarkand
By Hamid Ismailov
(An old song that wells up in this poem) Before midday, round about eleven in the bazaar by the Boltabay post with its attached loudspeaker, the sun is just heating up. Like a wheel not hurrying to go…
Translated from Uzbek by Hamid Ismailov & Richard McKane
An Uncoincidence, a Noncoincidence
By Larissa Miller
Someone rushes to a house that's been moved away.
Translated from Russian by Richard McKane
Multilingual
“‘la vie,’ Edith Piaf sings
By Larissa Miller
“La vie,” Edith Piaf sings,“La vie, la vie,” seize the moment . . .And this voice is eternally rightand there’s no threat of it being buried in oblivion.“La vie,”…
Translated from Russian by Richard McKane
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