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At Brown University, presenting my poetry & translations: Dorianne Laux's and John FitzGerald's. I'm holding a copy of "What We Carry" (BOA Editions) by Dorianne. My translation "Ce que nous portons" Ed du Cygne) is out now, thank you Editions du Cygne. ... See MoreSee Less

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Delighted to share the pages of the Spring 2017 issue of the Colorado Review with such fine poets & writers as Cole Swensen, Jeanette Clough, Susan Terris, Eryn Green, Peter Covino, Bin Ramke, Bruce Bond, James Longenbach, among many. Many thanks to the editors Stephanie G'Schwind, Matthew Cooperman, Donald Revell, and Sasha Steensen. ... See MoreSee Less

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"We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made. In love we disappear."
~Leonard Cohen
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Gorgeous tulips from John FitzGerald.
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If you're at AWP 17 in D.C., please join our panel Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:15 am:
F111. Dreaming the World Through Translation: International Perspectives on Creative Process
Marquis Salon 7 & 8, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
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Dreaming the World Through Translation

February 10, 2017, 9:00am - February 10, 2017, 9:15am

F111. Dreaming the World Through Translation: International Perspectives on Creative Process Does the language we speak shape the way we think, our reality, our world, our dreams? Do more words mean m...

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F111. Dreaming the World Through Translation: International Perspectives on Creative Process
Does the language we speak shape the way we think, our reality, our world, our dreams? Do more words mean more thoughts? Can we think about things we don’t have words for? Working with Albanian, French, German, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese, this panel’s poets, translators, and scholars discuss their roles as intermediaries, technicians, magicians, and alchemists working between languages to create inspired texts spanning cultural differences, geographic distances, and time.
Where: Marquis Salon 7 & 8, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
When: Friday, February 10, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:15 am

With Martha Collins, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Marc Vincenz, Hélène Cardona, and Ani Gjika.

Martha Collins's most recent book of poems is Admit One: An American Scrapbook. She has also published seven earlier poetry collections and three cotranslated volumes of Vietnamese poetry. She is editor at large for FIELD magazine and an editor for the Oberlin College Press.

Jennifer Kwon Dobbs is associate professor of creative writing and program director of race and ethnic studies at St. Olaf College. Recipient of a White Pine Press Poetry Prize and a Minnesota State Arts Board grant, she is the author of Paper Pavilion and Notes from a Missing Person.

Hélène Cardona, author of three bilingual poetry books, most recently Life in Suspension, and three translations including Hemingway Grant winner Beyond Elsewhere, is a Goethe-Institut and Andalucía University Fellow who coedits Plume, Fulcrum, and contributes essays to The London Magazine.

Ani Gjika, author of Bread on Running Waters, is a Robert Pinsky Global Fellow and NEA fellow for her translation of Luljeta Lleshanaku's work from the Albanian language. Gjika's poems and translations appear at AGNI Online, Salamander, Seneca Review, World Literature Today, and Ploughshares.

Marc Vincenz’s latest poetry collection is Becoming the Sound of Bees. He isthe translator of many German-language poets, including Herman Hesse Prize winner, Klaus Merz, Werner Lutz, Erica Burkart, and Jürg Amman, and has published seven collections of translation. The latest is A Late Recognition of the Signs by Erica Burkart. His translation of Klaus Merz’s collection, Unexpected Development, was a finalist for the 2015 Cliff Becker Book Translation Prize.

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Dreaming the World Through Translation

February 10, 2017, 9:00am - February 10, 2017, 9:15am

F111. Dreaming the World Through Translation: International Perspectives on Creative Process Does the language we speak shape the way we think, our reality, our world, our dreams? Do more words mean m...

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Thrilled to announce the launch of my dear friend Diann Blakely's posthumous collection: "Lost Addresses: New & Selected Poems" at AWP 2017, Washington. D.C.: Feb 8th-12th, 2017. With huge thanks to Jessie Lendennie and Siobhan Hutson for getting this book out into the world and for the stunning cover using Alex Kafka's gorgeous image. Diann Blakely must beaming from ear to ear. And with huge gratitude to Rodney Jones for his glorious introduction and to Julie Kane, Blas Falconer, and Denise Duhamel for the fantastic blurbs. And of couse to Ben Downing, Kendra Hamilton, Anne Delana Reeves, John FitzGerald, and Arthur Wadsworth for all your support. With Melanie David Young.
The book will be available at the Salmon Poetry booth, # 509. Salmon Poetry also has an event / reception to showcase all of their Spring 2017 titles: Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Gallaudet Room, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level One
F314A.
Cover art: Photo collage by Alexander C. Kafka, incorporating an image in the Commons by Karl Struss.
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You're invited join us at AWP!
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Plume Poetry & MadHat Press celebrate the launch of Plume Poetry Anthology Vol. 5. Readers include Lynn Emanuel, Ira Sadoff, Linda Pastan, Thomas Lux, Nancy Mitchell, Elizabeth Metzger, John FitzGerald, Chard DeNiord, Philip Fried, Marc Vincenz, Daniel Lawless, and Hélène Cardona.
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Christiane Singer holding forth on the “immense and impressive mystery” that is The Feminine.
Check out "The Feminine, Land of Welcome," my translation of a chapter from Christiane Singer's nonfiction book "Don't Forget the Frothing Horses of the Past (N'oublie pas les chevaux écumants du passé, Albin Michel), with a recording of the original French. So glad and grateful it found a beautiful home in Asymptote. Huge thanks to Joshua Craze and Yew Leong Lee.
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Helene Cardona News

Events & Highlights

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

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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