As well as researching Middle English poetry, I have begun to translate some of it into Modern English prose and poetry. Some will be freely available open access via this website, and some of the longer poems will be available as e-books for purchase.
You can find my translations of Hoccleve’s Male Regle, Complaint, and an extract from his Regiment (along with translations by other translators) on the website of the International Hoccleve Society.
Of Ane Blak Moir, a poem by William Dunbar describing an African woman at the court of James IV of Scotland
Somer Soneday, a Middle English stanzaic alliterative poem about Fortune and her Wheel
Sir Orfeo and Robert Henryson’s Orpheus and Eurydice, two medieval versions of the same classical myth. The kindle edition is available here and the ebook is also available via Kobo and Smashwords.
James I of Scotland, The Kingis Quair, a dream vision about love and Fortune. The kindle edition is available here and the ebook is also available via Kobo and Smashwords.
The Three Dead Kings (De tribus regibus mortuis), a Middle English stanzaic alliterative poem about a meeting between the Three Living and the Three Dead.