John Talbot: Mormon Poet

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John Talbot Mormon Poet
Courtesy Brigham Young University

John Talbot is a poet, scholar, author, and associate professor at Brigham Young University. He is the author of two volumes of poems, The Well-Tempered Tantrum and Rough Translation. His third book is a study of Greek lyric meters in English poetry. His articles, chapters, and literary criticisms have appeared in The Yale Review, The New Criterion, The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, Perceptions of Horace: A Poet and His Readers, and in the Norton anthology The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present. His poems have been published in Poetry, The American Scholar, The Iowa Review, The Southern Review, Atlanta Review, Literary Imagination, and other journals.

He has served as a referee for Oxford University Press and for such journals as Classical and Modern Literature, The International Journal of the Classical Tradition, and Translation & Literature. He has sat on the national council of the Association of Literary Critics, Scholars, and Writers.

Talbot holds a doctorate in Classics from Boston University. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.