Collaborators’ Q&A: Why this poem/these poems? Artist Meghan Keane: I visited Greece for the first time last summer and the experience has yet to leave me. How does translation fit into your creative life? Translator Paul Merchant: … [it] is a powerful message about valuing the outsider: an important project in these more insular times.
Poet Yannis Ritsos (1909 – 1990) was Greece’s best loved poet. Translator Paul Merchant, a native of Wales, has had poetry and translations widely published. Artist Meghan Keane is a painter and printmaker. She is the founding director of meghan.keane.studio