Michael Alexander is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, and translator/editor of Beowulf- A Verse Translation and Beowulf- A Glossed Text, Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales- The First Fragment and The Earliest English Poems.
Michael Alexander is much the best translator from Old English. His
Penguin Beowulf is much to be recommended, but so too is the volume
entitled The First Poems in English