Poetry. Oulipo writings by Herve LeTellier, originally published as Encyclopedia inutilis in 2002, delightfully translated into English by Cole Swensen.
Herve LeTellier is a French writer and member of the international literary group Oulipo (Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle, which translates roughly as "workshop of potential literature").Author City: PARIS FRA
Cole Swensen is the author of thirteen volumes of poetry. She is the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid, the founding editor of La Presse Books, and a translator of contemporary French poetry, prose, and art criticism. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN USA Award for Literary Translation, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, among others. She teaches in Brown University's Literary Arts Program, where she is currently Department Chair.Author City: PROVIDENCE, RI USA