Arthur Boyars

Arthur Boyars. Courtesy

Arthur Boyars (28 May 1925 - 6 August 2017) was an English poet and musicologist, who has also worked as a translator, critic, editor, and publisher.


Boyars's Poems were published in 1944 by Fortune Press. He started the small magazine Mandrake subtitled 'An Oxford review',[1] in 1946 with John Wain while at Wadham College, Oxford,[2][3] it was published until 1957. He was editor of Oxford Poetry in 1948.[2]

He is known also as a translator of Russian poetry, including that of Yevgeny Yevtushenko.[4]

He became the 2nd husband of Marion Lobbenberg, who founded the publishing firm Marion Boyars Publishing.



  • Poems. London: Fortune Press, 1944.
  • Quartet (by Arthur Boyars; Barry Harmer; Claude de Saint-Loup; & Eric Kintisch). London: Hamlet Press, 1949.
  • Arthur Boyars. Oxford, UK: Fantasy Press for the Oxford University Poetry Society, 1953.
  • Dictations Selected Poems 1940 - 2009. Marion Boyars, 2011.[5]


  • Yuli Daniel, Prison poems (translated with David Burg). Chicago: J.P. O'Hara, 1971.
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko, The Face behind the Face (translated with Simon Franklin). London & Boston : Marion Boyars, 1979; New New York: R. Marek Publishers, 1979.


  • Oxford Poetry 1948, (edited with Barry Hamer). Oxford: Blackwell, 1948.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. Ford, Dr. Richard. "One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Michael Fraenkel". Object description. Richard Ford. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "History of the Magazine". Oxford Poetry. Magdalen College, Oxford. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  3. Empson, William; Haffenden, John (2006). Selected letters of William Empson. Oxford University Press. p. 276. ISBN 978-0-19-928684-3. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. "The Solitary Walker: The Day I Met Yevgeny Yevtushenko". Blogger. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. Dictations Selected Poems 1940 - 2009 (paperback),, Web, July 13, 2012.
  6. Search results=Arthur Boyars, WorldCat, Web, July 13, 2012.

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