Will Stone is a poet, essayist and literary translator whose first poetry collection Glaciation (Salt, 2007), won the international Glen Dimplex Award for poetry in 2008. His third collection The Sleepwalkers was published by Shearsman in April 2016. Will’s literary translations include works by Nerval for Menard Press (1999) Zweig, Roth, Betz and Rilke for Hesperus Press, (2010-13) and most recently Zweig’s Montaigne and Messages from a Lost World for Pushkin Press. (2015/16) His translations of the poetry of Trakl, Verhaeren and Rodenbach have appeared with Arc Publications. Seagull Books will publish an expanded Trakl collection in 2017. Will is currently working on a non fiction prose work dedicated to revealing overlooked aspects of the landscape, culture and history of Belgium. He also contributes reviews and essays to the TLS, The London Magazine, Poetry Review, Agenda and The White Review.
• Recent book translations :
2016, Selected Poems, Georges Rodenbach (Arc Publications)
2016 (Jan), Messages from a lost world, Stephan Zweig (Pushkin Press)
2015 (Aug), Montaigne, Stephan Zweig (Pushkin Press)
2013, Selected Poems, Emile Verhaeren (Arc Publications)
• Translations and editions in progress :
Hesperus Press : Friedrich Hölderlin: Life, Poetry and Madness by Wilhelm Waiblinger in 2017
Pushkin Press: A further collection of Zweig’s essay portraits of contemporaries will be published in autumn 2017 as Encounters and Destinies – A Farewell to Europe
Georges Rodenbach Poems will appear in 2017
Seagull Books: a Collected Poems of Georg Trakl in 2018.
Will is currently writing a book about the lesser known artistic and cultural landscapes of Belgium.