Poetry. Translated from the French by John F. Deane. The sequential poem is the connective tissue of AT THE DEVIL'S BANQUETS, a collection that holds at its heart the raw materials of familial relations and emotional inheritance. Koltz is tuned to a dark frequency, uncomfortably listening at the edge of the universe and forever seeking clarity of feeling. This work is highly metaphorical, self-incriminating, and spare, with an anger turned gently inward. John F. Deane's direct, clear translations from the French serve Koltz's somber vision exquisitely.
Anise Koltz was born in Luxembourg in 1928 and is a major contemporary poet. She is the founder and director of the festival Les Journées de Mondorf, as well as a member of the Mallarmé Academy in Paris and of the Grand-Ducal Institute of Arts and Letters. She is also Vice President of the European Academy of Poetry. Her many books include The Wall of the Alphabet, The Cry of the Hawk, The Land Rises, and I Shall Be Born.Author City: Luxembourg City LUX