John M. Ridland
Ridland is also a translator and has published translations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, as well as many works of the Hungarian poets Sándor Márai and Miklós Radnóti. Ridland published a verse translation of the Hungarian folk epic John the Valiant (Corvina Press, Budapest, 1999). In 2010, Ridland was recognized with the Balassi Sword Award for his translations of Hungarian literature.
Ridland has received a gold medal from the Arpad Society of Cleveland Ohio. He taught for over forty years at the University of California-Santa Barbara and is currently professor emeritus of the college.
Poems By JOHN M. RIDLAND
LIFE SPAN 1933–