Robyn Marsack, an editor, critic and translator, left her home town of Wellington, New Zealand, to study at the University of Oxford, where she gained a DPhil in English Literature. She then joined Carcanet Press, and continued as a freelance publishers’ editor when she moved to Glasgow in 1987, taking up the post of Director of the Scottish Poetry Library in 2000. She stepped down in 2016, and stepped up as Chair of the Board of StAnza in 2017. Her most recent publications are an edition of the Selected Poems of Edmund Blunden for Carcanet Classics (2018), a translation of essays by the Swiss-French travel writer Nicolas Bouvier, So It Goes (Eland, 2019) and Fifty Fifty: Carcanet’s jubilee in letters (Carcanet, 2019).
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