James Sutherland-Smith

James Sutherland-Smith was born in Aberdeen in 1948 and was educated at Leeds University. His poetry collections include A Singer from Sabiya (1979), Naming of the Arrow (1980), At the Skin Resort (1999) and Mouth (2014). He has published two Carcanet collections, the most recent of which is Popeye in Belgrade (2008). James Sutherland-Smith and his wife Viera are the principal translators of Slovak poetry into English, with a number of collections of individual poets and three major anthologies published in Britain, America, Canada and Slovakia.