Poetry. Translated from the French by Keith Waldrop. This is the first title from La Presse, a new imprint of Fence Books publishing contemporary experimental French poetry in English translation. Publishing two new titles a year, the imprint will explore the rich variety of experimentation coming out of small French presses such as P.O.L. and Bleu du ciel, work that shares with much new American poetry the legacies of the radical Modernists. This book, precise and distilled, pushes at the limits of language and finds there a wonder with humanity at its center.
Claude Royet-Journoud was born in 1941, in Lyon. He edited the legendary journal Siècle à mains (with Anne-Marie Albiach and Michel Couturier, 1963-70) and, later, "A," Zuk, and L'In-plano. He has been a champion of American poetry since the sixties, when he translated George Oppen and published John Ashbery and Louis Zukofsky. His central work is the poetry tetralogy FOUR ELEMENTAL BODIES, consisting of Reversal, The Notion of Obstacle, Objects Contain the Infinite, and Natures Indivisible.Author City: PARIS FRA