Peter Dale was born in Addleston, Surrey, and worked as a secondary school teacher before becoming a freelance writer in 1993. He was co-editor of the poetry journal 'Agenda' for many years. Well known for his translations of Dante's 'Divine Comedy' and the poems of Francois Villon, he is also an accomplished poet in his own right. His selected poems, 'Edge to Edge', was published in 1997.
'There is no better verse translator at work on such a scale' - Peter Levi'The collection is hard to overpraise' - D J Enright