Bill Herbert

Bill Herbert

Bill Herbert

Poet / UK

Poet Bill Herbert, an acclaimed UK poet. His collection, Bad Shaman Blues (Bloodaxe, 2006), was shortlisted for the TS Eliot and Saltire Prizes. He’s currently working on a book of translations of contemporary Chinese poetry with Yang Lian. Bill translated two of the most important and renowned Somali poets, Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame “Hadraawi” and Maxamed Xaashi Dhamac “Gaarriye”. Bill is based in Newcastle.

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