This is an anthology of poetry in translation. It includes: Stanislaw Baranczak - "Artificial Respiration" - translated by Chris Zielinski; Sumerian Poems - Thorkild Jacobsen; "Amarusataka" - Rahul Bonner; "Sunya Sampadane" - Judith Kroll & U.R. Anantha Murthy; "Forugh Farrokhzad" - Martin Turner; Gyorgy Petri - Clive Wilmer & George Gomori; Kenneth McRobbie; Philippe Jaccottet - Jennifer Gage (poems), Mark Treharne (prose); Sarah Kirsch - Agnes Stein; Bo Carpelan - Robin Fulton; Corinna Bille - Phyllis Kahaney; Hans Faverey - Francis R. Jones; and, George Bacovia - Peter Jay.
Daniel Weissbort, born in 1935, read History at Cambridge and did graduate work at the London School of Economics on the politics of recent Soviet literature. He founded 'Modern Poetry in Translation' with Ted Hughes in 1965, and was on the advisory board of the London Poetry International festivals from 1969 to 1972.