Edward Doegar joins the Poetry Translation Centre as Commissioning Editor

Edward Doegar will join the Poetry Translation Centre as its Commissioning Editor on 3rd April 2018. In this new role he will shape the PTC’s artistic programme, with responsibility for its workshop and publishing strands, including developing new audiences and partnerships. Doegar is a poet, editor and critic, and was general manager of the Poetry Society from 2013 to 2017.

Doegar's poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, including Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe) and Granta, and his translations have featured in Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry London. His pamphlet, For Now, was published by clinic in 2017. He is a consulting editor at The Rialto and a fellow of The Complete Works.

Erica Jarnes, Chief Executive of the PTC said:

‘We are really excited to be welcoming Ed to the PTC. He is a sensitive editor as well as a published poet and seasoned project manager. He clearly cares deeply about translation, and understands the many things at stake when we carry poems between languages and cultures. We are very ambitious for the next few years at the PTC, and Ed is arriving at the perfect time to make a lasting impact.’

Edward Doegar said:

‘I’m very excited to be joining the PTC. I've been introduced to many fantastic poets, indeed, to whole poetic traditions, by the PTC so I’m thrilled to continue those discoveries as the Commissioning Editor. I look forward to seeking out new voices and fresh ears for the best poetry from Africa, Asia and Latin America.’