R J Dent is a novelist, poet, translator, essayist and short story writer.

His latest book is a modern English translation of the ancient Greek Poems & Fragments of Alcaeus.

He has also published English translations of Le Comte de Lautréamont's The Songs of Maldoror (2011); and Charles Baudelaire's The Flowers of Evil (2009), by the University of Chicago Press & Solar Books.

He has also translated major works by Aragon, Apollinaire, Breton, Éluard, Heine, Masson, Rachilde, Rollinat and Tarjei Vesaas.

His poetry collection, Moonstone Silhouettes, was published in 2009 and his debut dark fantasy/horror novel Myth was published in 2006.

His poems, short stories, novellas and essays continue to appear in numerous magazines and journals, including Writer's Muse, Acumen, Inclement, Orbis, Roundyhouse, Chanticleer and Philosophy Now, to name but a few.

R J Dent's literary influences are William S. Burroughs, Anna Kavan, J G Ballard, Angela Carter, Samuel Beckett, Ayn Rand and Ray Bradbury.

Contemporary authors he admires are Jeremy Reed, Pascale Petit, Stephen Barber, and Philippe Djian.