writer     translator     scholar

Hoyt Rogers is a writer, translator, scholar, and internationalist. Born in North America, he has spent most of his life in Latin America and Western Europe. He was educated at Columbia, Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Oxford, where he received his doctoral degree in 1978. He has published many books; he has contributed poetry, fiction, essays, and translations to a wide variety of periodicals.

He carried out the European research for Choreography by George Balanchine, and co-edited Lincoln Kirstein's Rhymes of a PFC. With Roy Rosenstein, he published a critical edition of Étienne Durand's Poésies completes (preface by Yves Bonnefoy). He is the author of a volume of verse, Witnesses, and a study of Renaissance literature, The Poetics of Inconstancy. His forthcoming works include a fictional memoir, Points South; a new collection of poetry, Heard in Paintings; and—with Artemisia Vento—the novel Sailing to Noon (book one of The Caribbean Trilogy).

He translates from the French, German, Italian, and Spanish. With Alastair Reid, Robert Fitzgerald, and others, he collaborated on the Selected Poems of Borges. With Friedhelm Kemp, he published the first translations of George Oppen into German. He has translated five books by Yves Bonnefoy: The Curved Planks (with a preface by Richard Howard), Second Simplicity, The Digamma, Rome 1630, and (with Mathilde Bonnefoy) Together Still, the author's final poetry collection. With Paul Auster, he published Openwork, an André du Bouchet reader. Forthcoming translations include another du Bouchet anthology, Outside (with Eric Fishman), Bonnefoy's The Wandering Life, Manuel Rueda's Bienvenida and the Night, and Bonnefoy's Snow Poems (with illustrations by Mary Heebner).

Hoyt Rogers has worked with major publishing houses such as Viking-Penguin, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Basic Books-Perseus, Knopf-Random House, Yale University Press, Seagull Books, Carcanet, and MacLehose. His writings have appeared in dozens of periodicals: the New England Review, AGNI, The Antioch Review, The Southern Review, Poetry, Harper's Magazine, Words Without Borders, The Yale Review, The Kenyon Review, Tin House, the Partisan Review, Nimrod, the Harvard Review, Ensemble, and Cahiers Européens—to mention only a few. He has received critical attention in The New Yorker, Books & Culture, PN Review, The Arts Fuse, the Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Variety, the Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, the Times Sunday Book Review, and many other publications. He is a Contributing Editor for The Fortnightly Review, the online cultural journal based in Britain and France.

For several decades he has served as an interpreter for professional exchange programs, and as an organizer of educational travel and cultural encounters throughout the world. In this context, he has collaborated with such figures as Vice-President Al Gore, Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, author and President Juan Bosch, Galápagos Islands Governor Eliezer Cruz, environmentalists Gnohite Gome and Robert Kennedy, Jr., choreographer Bill T. Jones, immunologist Anthony Fauci, artists Carlos Colombino and Enrique Zamudio, economist Paul Samuelson, Shuar-Achuar leader Miguel Puwainchir, chemist Mario Molina, playwright Octavio Solis, trans activist Vera Morales, poets Maya Angelou and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, filmmakers Souleymane Cissé and Godfrey Reggio, as well as many others. On official assignments or on his own, he has traveled to some of the most remote places on the globe.

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