Douglas Reid Skinner was born in Upington and has lived in London, New York, San Francisco, Johannesburg and Cape Town. He has published five collections of poems and one collection of translations. He directed The Carrefour Press from 1988 to 1992 and was editor of New Contrast from 1990 to 1992. With associates, he has translated poetry from Hebrew and Italian, and was awarded joint-First Prize in the 1995 British Comparative Literature Association, Open Translation Prize.
“A life’s work comes together here, brick slotted to brick, all cohering. From early to late this is poetry that has the courage, artistic as well as moral, to see things exactly as they are.”
~ J M Coetzee
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Left Field Poetry