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« The Bitter Oleander »: special feature on John Taylor

The spring 2018 issue of the review « The Bitter Oleander » includes a special feature on John Taylor, with a long interview, two sequences of poems (« The Sea at Sète » and « The Word and the Stream »), and excerpts from his translation of Franca Mancinelli’s Libretto di transito as The Little Book of Passage. An excerpt from […]

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Translations from « Libretto di transito », by Franca Mancinelli, in The Bitter Oleander, Plume, and The Fortnightly Review

Translations from Franca Mancinelli’s volume of short prose texts, Libretto di transito (Amos Edizioni, collana « A27 ») in The Bitter Oleander, Plume, and The Fortnightly Review. From the selection in Plume: « With your goodness, you continue to weave this space, to bring details and density to it. Your goodness is a thread that regenerates itself continually, forming […]

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Article by Giacomo Cerrai (Imperfetta Ellisse) on « L’oscuro splendore »

Excellent article by Giocomo Cerrai on L’oscuro splendore (Mimesis Edizioni, collana « Hebenon ») on the blog Imperfetta Elisse.  

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« The Dark Brightness » (Xenos Books, 2017) translated into Italian: « L’oscuro splendore » (Mimesis Edizioni, Collana « Hebenon », 2018) by Marco Morello

The Dark Brightness (Xenos Books, 2017) has been translated into Italian by Marco Morello as L’oscuro splendore (Mimesis Edizioni, collana « Hebenon »). The book includes drawings by four artists: Caroline François-Rubino, Nelly Buret, Sibylle Baltzer, Dimitris Souliotis. An excerpt: . . .when sunlight warms / with its gentle embers of coal / remember this // every […]

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Greg Bem’s article in « Rain Taxi » about Pierre Voélin’s « To Each Unfolding Leaf »

The critic Greg Bem has published a fine review of Pierre Voélin’s « To Each Unfolding Leaf: Selected Poems 1976-2015 » (Bitter Oleander Press, 2017) in the January 2018 issue of Rain Taxi: « This first major collection of English translations of Pierre Voélin’s poetry is monumental. Translator John Taylor shows himself capable of taking these works in their […]

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« La Pivoine noire » (The Black Peony), with the artist Anne-Marie Donaint-Bonave

Publication of the poem « La Pivoine noire » (The Black Peony), illustrated by the artist Anne-Marie Donaint-Bonave, as part of the « L3V » project. Here is the poem in English: black peony of language let me strip you   of every petal   every metaphor   but even then you say “follow me”   and gleam alluring […]

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Publication of Wind-Vent, livre d’artiste, by Æncrages & Co.

Publication at AEncrages & Co. of Wind-Vent, a bilingual livre d’artiste in 21 copies, with original drawings by Caroline François-Rubino, French translation by Françoise Daviet-Taylor. An excerpt from the sequence: imagine wind in your cupped palm   holding it there for instants   instants   you seek to feel again winds remembered and   none […]

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Interview with Trafika Europe

Interview with Andrew Singer of Trafika Europe about translating French and Francophone poetry. Here is the interview.

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November 2017 Babel heureuse

Excerpts from the poetic sequence « But it was not yet night » / « Mais il ne faisait pas encore nuit » (translated by Françoise Daviet, with drawings by Caroline François-Rubino) in the second issue of the French review « Babel heureuse », as well as excerpts in French and English from Pierre Chappuis’s Cahier de nuages. To order the issue, […]

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November 29 – December 1, 2017 Art of Criticism Symposium, Ljubljana

Participation in the « Umetnost Kritike » (« The Art of Criticism ») Symposium, Ljubljana. Interviewed by Maja Sučur in Dnevnik.

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