John Welch

On this site you can find information on my poetry and related activities. As well as a list of my main publications and some biographical information you’ll find information on my Collected Poems which appeared from Shearsman in 2008, and my prose memoir Dreaming Arrival which appeared from them in the same year. There are sections relating to my two most recent collections from Shearsman. These are Visiting Exile published in 2009, and Its Halting Measure, which came out in June 2012. In The Multicultural there is something about my work as a teacher and as editor of the anthology Stories from South Asia. In Translation gives a brief account of my work as co-translator of work by two UK-based poets Amarjit Chandan and Abdulkareem Kasid.

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