John Irons was born in 1942. He studied French, German and Dutch at Cambridge, where he wrote a PhD thesis on poetic imagery. A professional translator for twenty years, his poetry translations have mainly been from Dutch and the Scandinavian languages. He lives in Odense, Denmark. His translation of Lars Gustafsson’s Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) is shortlisted for the Bernard Shaw Prize 2018.
Books by John Irons