Biography

Richard Burns (aka Richard Berengarten) is a European poet who writes in English and lives in Cambridge. He was born in London in 1943 into a family of musicians. He has lived in Greece, Italy, the UK, the USA and former Yugoslavia, and has travelled widely in other countries. He has published more than 20 books. In 1975, he launched and co-ordinated the first international Cambridge Poetry Festival. As a theorist, he is especially interested in poetry universals. His poems have been translated into 21 languages. He is a Bye-Fellow at Downing College, Cambridge and Preceptor at Corpus Christi College.
'Man on the Run'
from Mauthausen, by Mikis Theodorakis
based on the poem by Yakovos Kampanellis,
sung by James Gordon translated from Greek by Richard Burns


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