Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn was born in Dublin, and educated there at Trinity College (BA & PhD). With David Wheatley, he was a founding editor of the Irish poetry magazine, Metre. His translations of the Czech poet Petr Borkovec, From the Interior, appeared in 2008 from Seren. He also lectures at the Department of English, Faculty of Education, University of West Bohemia. In 2017 his translations of Bohuslav Reynek, The Well at Morning: Selected Poems, 1925-1971, were published by the Charles University Press, with essays by Martin C. Putna and Jiří Šerých (read a sample). His translations of Jan Zábrana’s poetry, The Lesser Histories, were published in 2022 by Karolinum/University of Chicago Press. Some of these have been published in B O D Y, the Fortnightly Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, and the New York Review of Books, and an excerpt from the afterword appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

The Well at Morning
Bohuslav Reynek
This is Prague
Michaela Kukovičová, Olga Černá

Title Author Year Publisher Awards
The Lesser Histories Jan Zábrana 2022 Karolinum Press
The Well at Morning Bohuslav Reynek 2017 Karolinum Press
This is Prague Michaela Kukovičová 2015 Baobab
From the Interior: Poems 1995-2005 Petr Borkovec 2008 Seren