This special edition of poems by Ivan V. Lalic is jointly published by Anvil Press Poetry and Turret Books to mark the occasion of his participation in Poetry Live, May 1987.
Ivan V Lalic (1931-96) studied law in Zagreb, where he first began to publish poetry, and worked for the publishers Nolit in Belgrade. He was also a distinguished critic and translator, especially of English poetry. His other books in English with Anvil and Francis R Jones are 'The Passionate Measure' (European Poetry Translation Prize, 1989) and 'A Rusty Needle' (Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation, 1996). Francis R Jones (b. 1955) lectures in English as a foreign language at the University of Newcastle. His other translations include Hans Faverey's 'Against the Forgetting' (Anvil, 1995) and Vasko Popa's 'Collected Poems' (with the late Anne Pennington, Anvil, 1997).