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Brilliant John Ashbery. Literary giant with a huge heart. So very sad to hear the news. It was such a treat interviewing him - he was great game - (and his fabulous editors Rosanne Wasserman and Eugene Richie) in the fall of 2015 for Le Mot Juste (Originally Published: January 5th, 2016). The interview was also picked up by The Poetry Foundation: www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2016/01/on-french-john-ashbery-at-le-mot-juste-en-anglais
From the New York Times: John Ashbery, who was one of the most original and enigmatically challenging poets of the late 20th century and hailed as one of its greatest, died on Sunday at his home in Hudson, N.Y. He was 90. www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/arts/john-ashbery-dead-prize-winning-poet.html
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Please come join Alexandra Klimenko, John High, and me this Sunday, August 27th for a Poets Live event hosted by Malik Crumpler at the Tennessee Bar, 12 rue Andre Mazet, 75006 Paris, just around the corner from Métro Odéon <3 poetslive.org/
Poets Live is the longest running anglophone reading series in Paris. Reading begins @ 19h. Come in @ 18h30 💞
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Huge thanks to Mia Funk for posting "In Search of Benevolent Immortality" & her glorious art in The Creative Process.
www.creativeprocess.info/other-voices-4/2017/8/18/in-search-of-benevolent-immortality
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From @RobGMacfarlane:
Word of the day: “islomania” - the condition of finding islands irresistibly, even obsessively, fascinating & appealing (Lawrence Durrell).
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Ten poems from "The Abduction"by Maram Al Masri (Le Rapt, Éditions Bruno Doucey, 2015) translated by yours truly, included in a special "Dark Issue" section, in Anomaly (fka Drunken Boat) 25:
anmly.org/ap25/translation/hélène-cardona-translating-maram-al-masri
Much gratitude to Anna Rosenwong, Kira Cecilia, MaríaJosé Giménez, and Erica Mena-Landry.
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Looking forward to Emmanuel Itier's new film The Cure! Thrilled to be part of it. What a treat to reunite with my partner in crime from Femme: Women Healing the World. Also featured is Sandra Ingerman <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thrilled to share that our Translation panel with Hilary Kaplan, Sidney Wade, Christopher Merrill, Willis Barnstone & yours truly has been accepted for the AWP 2018 Tampa Conference! Looking forward to seeing many of you in Tampa! ... See MoreSee Less

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Two giants of cinema have left us. Remembering Jeanne Moreau and Sam Shepard.
"I believe in my mask-- The man I made up is me. I believe in my dance-- And my destiny.”
"It's funny, in a way the actor is a writer. It's not like the two things are so separate as to be like apples and oranges. The writer and the actor are one." " ―Sam Shepard
"Life is given to you like a flat piece of land and everything has to be done. I hope that when I'm finished, my piece of land will be a beautiful garden." ―Jeanne Moreau
www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/31/jeanne-moreau-star-of-jules-et-jim-dies-aged-89
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Shepard
www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/theater/sam-shepard-dead.html
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Check out the new issue of TAB: THE JOURNAL OF POETRY & POETICS VOL 5. ISSUE 4! Huge thanks to Anna Leahy. With an excerpt from the series of haikus "Rosetta" by Nicolas Grenier, and my translation. In the collection "Rosetta, followed by Philae" Nicolas Grenier pays tribute to Science through Poetry. The haikus are about the Rosetta mission of the European Space Agency.
journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/TAB-Journal/article/view/1423/1386
You can also listen to the poems in English and French:
journals.chapman.edu/ojs/index.php/TAB-Journal/issue/view/95
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There's lots going on behind the scenes. Look for the July issue on Wednesday! Here's a sneak-peek. Soon, we'll announce the fall lineup for the Tabula Poetica Reading Series. And the next couple of ...

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Events & Highlights

In the Spotlight

Reading at Book Soup, September 24, 4 pm  

Poets Live: Hélène reads at the Tennessee Bar, Paris

Primer Festival de Poesía Itinerante Nuestra América, Havana, Cuba

El Festival de poesía de la Habana le invita a un encuentro con la poeta, actriz y traductora Hélène Cardona

Entrevista a la poeta y actriz Hélène Cardona, Havana, Cuba

Life in Suspension wins the 2017 International Book Award in Poetry

Life in Suspension is Book of the Month on Great Day

Dreaming the World in Translation: A Conversation with Hélène Cardona in World Literature Today

Jonathan Taylor interviews me on Everybody’s Reviewing 

Hélène on the Poetry Foundation

Hélène is a featured Reader at the 2017 Los Angeles Times Festival of BooksApril 22at the University of Southern California 

My translation of five poems from I Look at You by Maram Al-Masri in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 59

 Life in Suspension is a Finalist for the Julie Suk Award             (best poetry collection from an independent press)

The 2017 Writers Conference and Book Fair AWP D.C.:  Association of Writers & Writing Programs Feb 8: Plume Poetry Reading, Launch of Plume 5

Feb 10 AWP D.C. Panel: Dreaming the World Through Translation

Feb 10 AWP D.C.: White Pine Press, Plume Poetry and MadHat Press Reading

Feb 10 AWP D.C.: Salmon Poetry: Diann Blakely Reading

The Feminine, Land of Welcome by Christiane Singer in Asymptote Journal

Review of  Life in Suspension by Anthony DiMatteo in                                 The Los Angeles Review

Celebrating American She-Poets: Hélène Cardona with Jamie Dedes in The Poet by Day

A Poet is a Mood by J.C. Hallman in The Brooklyn Rail

The Nervous Breakdown Self-Interview

Hélène gives a talk at the New York Browning Society at the National Arts Club: Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Virginia Woolf and Henry James and the Subjects of Sex, Violence, Poetry and Art.

                Hélène participates in Reading the World Conversation Series: Authors, Translators, Ideas.   Presented by Open Letter Books & The University of Rochester

Review of Life in Suspension by Grace Cavalieri in The Washington Independent Review of Books

BOOK PARTYHélène launches Life in Suspension and Beyond Elsewhere  Oct 28 at the Robert Berman GalleryElena Karina Byrne launches Squander & Dale Griffiths Stamos presents RenWomen. Singer Simone White opens. Poet Lynne Thompson emcees.

 Hélène was a Translation judge at The 26th PEN Center USA Annual Literary Awards Festival

Hélène is a featured Reader at the 2016 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The 2016 Writers’s Conference and Book Fair AWP Los Angeles —with John FitzGerald, Dorianne Laux, Jessie Lendennie, Dennis Maloney, and Editions du Cygne

Panel Saving or Sinking the World Through Translation: Jennifer Kwon Dobbs,  Hélène Cardona, Ani Gjika, Dennis Maloney, and Willis Barnstone

Interviewing Robert Redford for TRUTH, Warner Bros., Télématin, France 2, TV 5

    On French: John Ashbery at Harriet the Blog,                                                      and Le Mot juste en anglais

The Annenberg Beach House Poetry Reading Series:
Gary Dop, Steve Langan, Ramón Garcia, Elena Karina Byrne, and Hélène Cardona

The 2014 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature & Culture with Andrés Neuman

Reading Andrés Neuman: A Roundtable discussion —with George Henson, Hélène Cardona, and Michelle Johnson 

Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica Reading Series Returns: Carolyn Forché, Hélène Cardona, Ilya Kaminsky, and Jessica Piazza

Tabula Poetica Presents Hélène Cardona at Chapman University

AWP Partnership with Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and the Favorite Poem Project I Live My Life in Widening Circles  

BAFTA/LA: British Academy of Film and Television Arts / Los Angeles 2014 Emmy Tea

BAFTA/LA: British Academy of Film and Television Arts / Los Angeles 2014 Pre Golden Globes Awards

IFQ Awards: Femme: Women Healing the World wins Best Documentary & Audience Awards

BAFTA/LA 2013 Emmy Tea

Celebrating RUSH‘S Daniel Brühl at the Chateau Marmont

BAFTA/LA’s 25th Anniversary Garden Party

Beyond Blond: Tribute to cinematographer Sven Nykvist at the Hammer Museumwith Lasse Hallström

7th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shine Auditorium

Filming Megan Johnson’s Stealing Roses

Filming Lasse Hallström’s Chocolat

Filming Lawrence Kasdan’s Mumford

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