Flowers of Evil has always been part of my life since my college days. That is where most people get to hear about Charles Baudelaire. I own various translations of Flowers of Evil. Being fluent in French poses no issue for me to read the book in French, however, Aaron Poochigian’s translation shines the prose to a more modern contemporary tone. I am really excited about getting this version of Baudelaire’s classic book. It is hard to believe that it has been 200 years since Flowers of Evil was first published. It’s a great testament that Flowers still continues to influence both poets and singers for such a long time. I found myself reading Flowers of Evil even more in COVID times. The dark and sombre themes run through once again in our present time. It’s not every day I get excited about a translation but after hearing Aaron Poochigian’s passion for Baudelaire on Jacke Wilson’s podcast History of Literature has me sold. I highly recommend you buy The Flowers of Evil translated by Aaron Poochigian.