Re: S&S ll. 203-215

Nothing more humbling than working your way through a passage and still not understanding what it means. Robert J. Menner charitably calls this passage “the most obscure in the poem” (p. 121), and I see what he means. The grammar is plain, and I’m pretty sure I got the words in the right places, but … Continue reading Re: S&S ll. 203-215

Old New Poems added

I was looking through my old files and found several poems I had translated a while ago that seemed useful to post in their own pages. “The Ruin” and “Durham” date from the early days of the ASNPP (back in 2008), when I participated in a roundtable on translation with Marijane Osbourne at the Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading Old New Poems added

Solomon & Saturn is next!

I get a little anxious when there’s nothing to translate. I pulled Robert le Diable out of the library to begin thinking about getting started with that, but i think it would be better to stay with the Anglo-Saxon for the time being. I had a few lines done of Solomon & Saturn from a … Continue reading Solomon & Saturn is next!

Beowulf is finished

Ladies & gentlemen, Beowulf is finished, but needs some thorough revision, which will come gradually as I go through the poem over the next few months. There were some pretty woolly moments in those last two hundred lines, so I will need to do some comparisons with extant translations and get a range of received … Continue reading Beowulf is finished

Order of the World revisions

I noticed some serious shortcomings in the Order of the World translation, and spent some time repairing the faults and reviewing the rest to see if there were other problems lying in store. Many small changes were made throughout, and I appended line numbers to the end of each verse paragraph to guide the reader … Continue reading Order of the World revisions

Moving In

Here is the new home of the Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project (est. 2007). Please look for links to the individual poems on the About page link above. So far only Christ I is uploaded, but others will be posted soon.