Leo Yankevich

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Birthday
30, 1961
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
30, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

American poet and editor known for The Gnosis of Gnomes, Grief's Herbs, The Last Silesian, and other works. Also a translator, he produced English versions of the works of Georg Trakl, Czeslaw Milosz, and other prominent writers.

Before Fame

Born in Pennsylvania, he immigrated to Poland following the 1989 collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Trivia

He published his debut poetry chapbook, The Language of Birds, in 1994.

Family Life

He was born into a Catholic family of Polish and Irish heritage. He later raised three sons.

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He translated selected poems by Rainer Maria Rilke into English.

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