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Inferno by Dante sets the Cannes Film Festival on Fire!!!
Gotimna Pictures and Dante Coin presents Inferno by Dante as a World Premiere at the Festival de Cannes with 2 screenings, on May 9th and 16th!
Thank you Boris Acosta for inviting me to be part of in this fantastic cast including Al Sapienza, Armand Mastroianni, Vincent Spano, Nia Peeples, Adrian Paul, Franco Nero, Diane Salinger, Serena Lorien, and Vittorio Gassman.
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The glorious April/May issue of The London Magazine is out!
I'm so grateful to Steven O'Brien for including "Poem to Circe XIX" from Birnam Wood (Salmon Poetry, 2018) by my father José Manuel Cardona, with the original Spanish.
Also poetry by Michael O'Neill, Frieda Hughes, John Kinsella, Iain Twiddy, Martina Evans, Kireon Winn, Maggie Butt, Peter Robinson, Patricia McCarthy, Moniza Alvi, Greta Bellamacina, and more. With all my gratitude to Lucy Binnersley.
The London Magazine is England’s oldest literary periodical, with a history stretching back to 1732.
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John FitzGerald and I participate in The Typewriter Project at AWP, contributing our voices to the longest exquisite corpse in creation! With Mark Doty, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Maggie Smith-Beehler, Mary Ruefle, Ishion Hutchinson, Patricia Spears Jones, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Morgan Parker, and more! A collaboration of The Poetry Society of New York and Blue Flower Arts. Thank you Anna Genevieve Winham. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Ghost-Mobile! Snapped at Sony while working on a film. ... See MoreSee Less

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Working on a film at Sony today. Couldn't help getting a pic of the Ghost-Mobile! ... See MoreSee Less

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A labor of love 13 years in the making, "BIRNAM WOOD" will launch at AWP!
I’m deeply grateful to Jessie Lendennie and Siobhan Hutson and to Jacquie Gouveia for the stunning artwork.

Many thanks to Christopher Merrill, Marsha de la O, Blas Falconer, Dorianne Laux, Andrés Neuman, and all the editors who have published my father’s poetry & my translations throughout the years at World Literature Today, Waxwing, National Translation Month - NTM, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, The American Journal of Poetry, Askew Poetry and Stuff, Periódico de Poesía, Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, The London Magazine, and Plume: Daniel Simon, Justin Robert Lightfoot Bigos and Erin Stalcup, Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman, Anna Leahy, Robert Nazarene, Phil Taggart and Marsha de la O, Pedro Serrano and Ana Franco, Cathy Strisik & Veronica Golos, Steven O'Brien, and Marc Vincenz and Daniel Lawless.

5:30 - 7:30 PM: Nasty Women Poets Reading with Julie Kane & Grace Bauer at Pokey's Rock 'n' Rolls, 100 E. Madison St.
6:30 - 7:30 PM Writer to Writer Mentorship Program Reception
Meeting Rooms 5 & 6, 2nd Fl., Tampa Marriott Waterside

2 PM: Book signing: LATINO CAUCUS BOOTH #1503

3 PM: Book signing: SALMON POETRY BOOTH #907
With Daniel Lawless, Ryan Vine, Neil Shepard, Tyler Farrell.

7-8 PM: Plume / White Pine Press reading Diann Blakely’s new book Rain in Our Door: Duets with Robert Johnson.
With Dennis Maloney, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Chard DeNiord, Elizabeth L. Hodges, John FitzGerald, Larissa Shmailo, Marc Vincenz, Wyn Cooper Sam Truitt & more.
ALOFT Tampa Downtown, Tactic Meeting Room, 100 West Kennedy Blvd.

8-9 PM: Salmon Poetry Book Launch, The Portico, Hyde Park United Methodist Downtown, 1001 North Florida Ave.

MARCH 10: Translation Panel
12 - 1:15 PM—Room 23, Tampa Convention Center, 1st Fl.
The Glories of Impossible Translations: International Perspectives on Creative Process,
with Sidney Wade, Christopher Merrill, and Willis Barnstone.
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Desert shoot new media series Palomino & Swissy. #adaptivestudios
"The extreme clarity of the desert light is equaled by the extreme individuation of desert life forms. Love flowers best in openness and freedom."
―Edward Abbey
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Cool shoot on new series Palomino & Swissy. #desert #newmedia #adaptivestudios
“Pale sky, white land; like somewhere past the end of the world”
―Rinsai Rossetti
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Helene Cardona News

Events & Highlights

March 31, 6 PM, Reading with The American Journal of Poetry

The 2018 AWP Writers Conference and Book Fair, Tampa, March 8-11: Panel: The Glories of Impossible Translations

The 2018 AWP Writers Conference and Book Fair:          Birnam Wood Launch and Plume Poetry 6 Launch

Feb 24, 4 PM, Nasty Women Poets! A Book Reading & Signing, Beyond Baroque       

Feb 4, 7 PM, Santa Barbara Poetry Series: Hélène Cardona and Bettina Barrett

            The Lit Fantastic: Hélène Cardona (Translation & Renaissance Women) 

Jan 20, 8PM An Enchanted Reading of Poetry and Translation: Martha Rhodes, Hélène Cardona, John FitzGerald, Carolyn Tipton, Stephen Kessler

Life in Suspension wins the 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry

Life in Suspension reviewed in Poetry International

Books to Watch Out for Oct 2017

Loose Lips Poetry Reading, Oct 21

Hélène Cardona 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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