Author: Robert Yates
Robert Yates was born in Southport, but spent his formative years getting criticised in Liverpool. The best thing he ever did was to leave Merseyside and move to Newcastle, ostensibly to do a degree in French and German. This was followed by a postgraduate diploma in translation studies (French, German and Russian) at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He also dipped in and out of evening courses in Japanese, Arabic, Welsh and Ancient Egyptian, and taught himself some Latvian and Lithuanian. He has worked as a translator for multinational pharmaceutical companies, corporate paralegals, The Financial Times and Worlds of Cthulhu, as well as doing voluntary work for the British Stammering Association. His literary translations include pieces by Baudelaire, Nietzsche, Goethe, Kafka and Jacques Brel. A mainstay of the London poetry scene, his own poems have been published in such magazines as The Wolf, Abraxas, Ariadne’s Thread, The Frogmore Papers, La Reata, The Echo Room and Agenda Broadsheet.
Robert Yates has published three collections of his poems: Visions of Ecstasy and Boredom (2003), Appendices to Life (2004) and Go And Dance To Your A-Sides If You Must (2006).
His prose-poem sequence "Work In Progress" was published in 2013 on the International Times website: http://internationaltimes.it/tag/robert-yates/.
Publications by Robert Yates