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EDITOR’S CHOICE

· Kunstenfestival Watou 2018 nog t/m 2 september · Girls are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi · Lisa Gray-Garcia, aka Tiny: Criminal of Poverty. Growing Up Homeless in America · The Illegal Age by Ellen Hinsey · Useless Magic. Lyrics and Poetry by Florence Welch · Voronezh Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam · The Poems of Basil Bunting · Louis MacNeice: Collected Poems · Patti Smith: The New Jerusalem – Bilingual edition – Nexus Library · Radna Fabias wint C. Buddingh’-prijs 2018 · Out now: Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack · Leo Vroman: En toch is alles wat we doen natuur

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Kunstenfestival Watou 2018 nog t/m 2 september

Elke zomer opnieuw slaat het Kunstenfestival van Watou haar tenten op in het gelijknamige kunstdorpje aan de Franse grens.

 

Dichters en beeldend kunstenaars, aanstormend talent en gevestigde waarden, kunstwerken uit binnen- en uit buitenland strijken er neer en vormen een bijzonder kunstenparcours. Het dorp is de setting en biedt een tiental karakteristieke locaties als tentoonstellingsruimte: een voormalig klooster, een oude boerderij of de kelder van een brouwerij. De wisselwerking tussen die verrassende, nostalgische ruimtes met hedendaagse beeldende kunst en poëzie zorgt telkens weer voor een unieke kunstbeleving. Zomeren in Watou is dan ook prikkelen en onthaasten tegelijk. Kleine momenten van gelukzaligheid.

Iedere editie van het Kunstenfestival kadert in een ander thema, waarrond intendant Jan Moeyaert en poëziecurator Willy Tibergien beeld en taal samenbrengen. Schrijvers, dichters en kunstenaars palmen gedurende een zomer het dorp in en bieden de bezoekers een caleidoscoop aan inzichten en perspectieven rond een bepaald onderwerp.

De afgelopen edities van Kunstenfestival Watou groeide er gestaag een nieuwe poëtische lijn in het dorp. Ook dit jaar selecteerde poëziecurator Willy Tibergien gedichten van gevestigde waarden in het Nederlandstalig poëzielandschap om hen een permanente plaats te geven in Watou.

Aan het werk van Eddy van Vliet, Paul Snoek, Remco Campert, Hugues C. Pernath, Jean-Claude Pirotte, Leo Vroman, Miriam Van hee, Stefan Hertmans, Gerrit Kouwenaar en Marc Insingel, Leonard Nolens, Christine D’Haen, Joost Zwagerman, Jotie T’Hooft, Charles Ducal en Luuk Gruwez worden dit jaar gedichten van Anna Enquist, Eva Gerlach en Frans Deschoemaeker toegevoegd.

STRING CARPET – GIDEON KIEFER – KUNSTENAARSGESPREK – ZONZO COMPAGNIE – ELS DEJONGHE – HET VLIEGEND TAPIJT – VRIJDAG VIERT FEEST – KRISTIN VERELLEN – POSTKANTOOR 00/00/00 – LIZE PEDE – BERNARD DEWULF – ALICJA GESCINSKA – DE TROOSTWINKEL – DOWN TIGER DOWN – SIEL EN LARISSA – NELLY AGASSI – IK ZIE MENSEN – POËZIE POËZIE POËZIE – DEREK & RENAUD – WIM CHIELENS – DE PLUIZENTUIN – WALLY DEDONCKER – ANT AND … – IK BEN WEER VELEN – STEPHANIE STRUIJK –  BERNARD DEWULF – MENNO WIGMAN – GRAHAM FAGEN – GERRIT KOUWENAAR – FRANS DESCHOEMAEKER – ANNA ENQUIST – EVA GERLACH – FRAUKE WILKEN – SAM DURANT – SIGRID VON LINTIG – PAUL SNOEK – MAUD BEKAERT -PETER VERHELST- DENIS VERCRUYSSE – MOHAMED EL BAZ – PARSE/ERROR – KATRIN DEKONINCK – ARPAÏS DU BOIS – GRZEGORZ GWIAZDA – SHIMABUKU – PETER DE MEYER – ROBINE CLIGNETT – ELS LESAGE – RADNA FABIAS – RY ROCKLEN – CHAIM VAN LUIT – SYLVIA EVERS – TORI WRÅNES – RONNY DELRUE – PETER MORRENS – HERVÉ MARTIJN – THÉ VANBERGEN – HANNE VAN ROMPAEY – STEFAN HERTMANS – TOM VAN DEEL – DANIELLE VAN ZADELHOFF – ANTON COTTELEER – SU-MEI TSE – POLIEN BOONS – JONAS VANSTEENKISTE – GURT SWANENBERG – ARANTHELL – GEERTJE VANGENECHTEN – MAARTEN VANDEN EYNDE – DOMINIQUE DE GROEN – JANI LEINONEN – JOSÉ COBO – TATJANA GERHARD – NADIA NAVEAU – HESTER KNIBBE – LUK VAN SOOM – JEROEN VAN KAN – CAROL ANN DUFFY – IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA – YEHUDA AMICHAI – NIDAA KHOURY – ZIYA MOHAVED – HANS OP DE BEECK- MASSIMO UBERTI -VAJIKO CHACHKHIANI – MOYA DE FEYTER – SHEILA HICKSEMMA VAN ROEY – BERNARDÍ ROIG -PETER THEUNYNCK – GIDEON KIEFER – EDITH DEKYNDT – THOMAS LEROOY – RANDALL CASAER- CHRISTINA MIGNOLET – GERD KANZ- GREET DESAL – HANNAH VAN BINSBERGEN – MELIK OHANIAN – JOHAN CLARYSSE – SOPHIE BOUVIER AUSLÄNDER – HANS DEFER- LUDOVIC LAFFINEUR – ARNE QUINZE – MARIJE LANGELAAR – TANYA SCHULTZ – ERLEND VAN LANDEGHEM – ROLAND JOORIS – LUKA FINEISEN – MEKHITAR GARABEDIAN – FRANZ SCHMIDT – CLARISSE BRUYNBROECK – FRANCIS PONGE – DAVID DE POOTER – RUTGER KOPLAND – JAN VANRIET – HUGO CLAUS – NELLY AGASSI – K. MICHEL – MICHAL MARTYCHOWIEC – PAUL DEMETS – STEPHAN MUIS – SAMMY BALOJI – TANG NANNAN – ADEL ABDESSEMED – LAURENS HAM – TODD ROBINSON – PANAMARENKO – GILLES BARBIER – HELEN DUNMORE – CASPER BRAAT – SYLVIE MARIE – CHANTAL POLLIER – EZRA VELDHUIS – HARLINDE DE MOL – ELEANOR CROOK – ANNO DIJKSTRA

 

Kunstenfestival Watou 2018 loopt nog tot en met 2 september
Open: woensdag tot zondag van 11u tot 19u – maandag en dinsdag gesloten, behalve op feestdagen

Adres:
Watouplein 12
8978 Watou
Poperinge (België)

De start van het Kunstenfestival is te vinden in het Festivalhuis (Watouplein 12), op het marktplein naast de Spar. Opg  elet! Voor alle weekend-events zijn de plaatsen beperkt. Een plaats reserveren kan enkel de dag zelf aan de kassa, bij aankoop van uw ticket.

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Girls are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi

Tishani Doshi on Girls are Coming Out of the Woods: “I want to give this book to the people I love, and say to them, memorize this, never forget. – Jeet Thayil Each poem promises the sharpness of broken sea-shells, the smell of brine.

In this collection, Tishani Doshi inhabits the different homes: her childhood, the body, cities that were passed through, cycles of rain. There are poems of celebration and homages, as there are poems lamenting human cruelty and dispassion. This is also a book of travel and of homecoming, of familiar decay and startling, haunting discoveries of our oldest themes of love, grief, suffering and anger.”

Girls are coming out of the woods,
wrapped in cloaks and hoods,
carrying iron bars and candles
and a multitude of scars, collected
on acres of premature grass and city
buses, in temples and bars. Girls
are coming out of the woods
with panties tied around their lips,
making such a noise, it’s impossible
to hear. Is the world speaking too?

Tishani Doshi in Girls are Coming Out of the Woods (fragment)

Tishani Doshi is an award-winning poet and dancer of Welsh-Gujarati descent. She was born in Madras, India, in 1975. She received her masters in writing from the Johns Hopkins University in America and worked in London in advertising before returning to India in 2001 to work with the choreographer Chandralekha, with whom she performed on many international stages. An avid traveller, she has been trekking in the Ethiopian Bale Mountains, visited Antarctica with a group of high-school students, and documented the largest transvestite gathering in Koovakam. She has written about her travels in newspapers such as the Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu and the Financial Times. She won an Eric Gregory Award for her poetry in 2001. In 2006, she won the All-India Poetry Competition, and her debut collection, Countries of the Body (Aark Arts), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers (Bloomsbury, 2010), was longlisted for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Hindu Fiction Award, and has been translated into several languages. Her second poetry collection, Everything Begins Elsewhere, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2012. Her third, Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, is due from Bloodaxe in 2018. Tishani Doshi currently lives on a beach between two fishing villages in Tamil Nadu with her husband and three dogs, and sometimes moonlights as a dancer.

Girls are Coming Out of the Woods
by Tishani Doshi
PBS Recommendation Summer 2018
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publication Date: 10 May 2018
Paperback £9.95
ISBN: 9781780371979
Pages: 96
Size: 234 x 156mm
Engelstalig

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Lisa Gray-Garcia, aka Tiny: Criminal of Poverty. Growing Up Homeless in America

A daughter’s struggle to keep her family alive, through poverty, homelessness and incarceration

Eleven-year-old Lisa becomes her mother’s primary support when they face the prospect of homelessness. As Dee, a single mother, struggles with the demons of her own childhood of neglect and abuse, Lisa has to quickly assume the roles of an adult in an attempt to keep some stability in their lives.

Dee and Tiny” ultimately become underground celebrities in San Francisco, squatting in storefronts and performing the “art of homelessness.” Their story, filled with black humor and incisive analysis, illuminates the roots of poverty, the criminalization of poor families and their struggle for survival.

Criminal of Poverty lays bare the devastating effects of inheriting a life of poverty, as well the real redemption and power in finding your voice.” – Michelle Tea, author of Rose of No Man’s Land and Valencia

“Tiny’s indomitable spirit comes to life in her amazing story of poverty and homelessness, reaching into and teaching our hearts and minds. With her flawless descriptions of the pain of living in the margins of the richest country in the world, she opens up an important window onto a reality looked upon by many but truly seen by few, augmenting our capacity for empathy and action in an area so in need of social change. Bravo Tiny, for your gift to us all! Punto!!!” – Piri Thomas, author of Down These Mean Streets

Lisa Gray-Garcia  (www.tinygraygarcia.com)
is a journalist, poet and community activist. She is the founder of POOR magazine and the PoorNewsNetwork (PNN), a monthly radio broadcast and an online news service focused on issues of poverty and racism.
(www.poormagazine.org/)

Criminal of Poverty
Growing Up Homeless in America
Lisa Gray-Garcia, aka Tiny
Publisher City Lights Foundation Books
Paperback, 2007
278 pages
ISBN-10 1931404070
ISBN-13 9781931404075
List Price $19.95

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The Illegal Age by Ellen Hinsey

Ellen Hinsey’s new book-length sequence, The Illegal Age, is a powerful investigation into the twentieth-century’s dark legacy of totalitarianism and the rise of political illegality.

It explores the enduring potential for human beings to set neighbour against neighbour and commit final acts of violence. A book of lyrical reflection and prophesy, The Illegal Age chronicles the arrival of a new, disquieting reality unfolding in our midst.

As Marilyn Hacker has written, “In dialogue with Celan, Szymborska, Milosz… this is a daring text – for its political acuity, and for its demonstration of the power in poetry to recount, remember, move the heart while opening the mind.”

Written in parallel with her first-hand research into the rise of authoritarianism carried out over the last decade, Hinsey’s volume warns that – rather than an “Age of Anxiety” – we may indeed be facing the start of the “Illegal Age”.

Ellen Hinsey was born in 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts. For the last two decades she has lived in Europe. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University and a graduate degree from Université de Paris VII. She has taught at the French graduate school the Ecole Polytechnique and currently teaches at Skidmore College s Paris program. She is the international correspondent for The New England Review.

Hinsey’s work is concerned with history, ethics and democracy. Her first-hand accounts and analyses of the impact of the 2012 Russian presidential elections, the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash, Hungarian politics, Václav Havel’s ethical legacy and post-1989 German reconstruction have been published in The New England Review. A selection of these essays are included in her book <ik>Mastering the Past: Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe and the Rise of Illiberalism (Telos Press, 2017). Her current work addresses global authoritarianism.

Hinsey’s first book, Cities of Memory, draws on her experiences at the Berlin Wall on the weekend of November 9, 1989, as well as in Prague during the Velvet Revolution. The book received the Yale Series Award and was published by Yale University Press in 1996. Her second book, The White Fire of Time (Wesleyan University Press, 2002 / Bloodaxe Books, 2003), written after a family tragedy, is an exploration of ethics and renewal.

Later, you will realize that compromise is the wood that burns
Most brightly in the hour before regret.
But by then, all the doors will have been marked in yellow chalk.
Still, let us not pass each other this final time, without recognition,
Without looking each other in the eye.
Remember: in the ink-light of testimony, a record may still be kept.

Ellen Hinsey (fragment)

The Illegal Age
by Ellen Hinsey (Author)
PBS Autumn Choice 2018
Publisher: Arc Publicationas
July 2018
120 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 191146938X
ISBN-13: 978-1911469384
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
Hardcover £13.99
Paperback £10.99

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Useless Magic. Lyrics and Poetry by Florence Welch

Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from the iconic musician of Florence and the Machine

Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don’t know what I’m trying to say till years later.

Or a prediction comes true and I couldn’t do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic.

Since forming Florence + The Machine in 2007, Florence Welch has written three albums, Lungs, Ceremonials, and How Big How Blue How Beautiful, all of which have been chart toppers all over the world, and she has been nominated and has won numerous international awards.

Useless Magic
Lyrics and Poetry
By Florence Welch
Hardcover
Publ. Jul 10, 2018
288 Pages
$35.00
Published by Crown Archetype
ISBN 9780525577157

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Voronezh Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam

Osip Mandelstam is one of the greatest of twentieth-century poets and Voronezh Notebooks, a sequence of poems composed between 1935 and 1937 when he was living in internal exile in the Soviet city of Voronezh, is his last and most exploratory work.

Meditating on death and survival, on power and poetry, on marriage, madness, friendship, and memory, challenging Stalin between lines that are full of the sights and sounds of the steppes, blue sky and black earth, the roads, winter breath, spring with its birds and flowers and bees, the notebooks are a continual improvisation and an unapologetic affirmation of poetry as life.

Russia’s greatest poet in this century. — Joseph Brodsky

Mandelstam was a tragic figure. Even while in exile in Voronej, he wrote works of untold beauty and power. And he had no poetic forerunners… In all of world poetry, I know of no other such case. We know the sources of Pushkin and Blok, but who will tell us from where that new, divine harmony, Mandelstam’s poetry, came from? — Anna Akhmatova

Voronezh Notebooks by Osip Mandelstam,
translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Andrew Davis
ISBN: 9781590179109
Pages: 128
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Series: NYRB Poets
The New York Review of Books
Paperback

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The Poems of Basil Bunting

The first critical edition of the complete poems of Basil Bunting (1900 – 1985), published on the fiftieth anniversary of his masterpiece, Briggflatts.

Basil Bunting is one of the most important British poets of the twentieth century, admired early on by Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky, and acknowledged since the 1930s as a major figure in the Modernist movement. Faber published a selection of his early work in Pound’sActive Anthology (1933), but Bunting’s reputation was not confirmed until decades later with the publication of his masterpiece, Briggflatts, by Fulcrum Press in 1966.

Bunting’s work was published throughout most of his life in editions from Oxford University Press, Bloodaxe Books, New Directions and various small presses. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting’s often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from his prose writings, interviews and correspondence. He also examines Bunting’s sources (including Persian literature and classical mythology), and explores the Northumbrian roots of Bunting’s poetic vocabulary and use of dialect.

This important work of literary scholarship offers, for the first time, an edition commensurate with the achievement of this neglected Modernist master.

(…)

Night, float us.
Offshore wind, shout,
ask the sea
what’s lost, what’s left,
what horn sunk,
what crown adrift.

(Fragment from: Coda by Basil Bunting)

The first critical edition of the complete poems of Basil Bunting, published on the fiftieth anniversary of his masterpiece, Briggflatts. Basil Bunting is one of the most important British poets of the twentieth century, admired early on by Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky, and acknowledged since the 1930s as a major figure in the Modernist movement.

Faber published a selection of his early work in Pound’sActive Anthology (1933), but Bunting’s reputation was not confirmed until decades later with the publication of his masterpiece, Briggflatts, by Fulcrum Press in 1966. Bunting’s work was published throughout most of his life in editions from Oxford University Press, Bloodaxe Books, New Directions and various small presses.

This  first critical edition of the complete poems offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting’s often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from his prose writings, interviews and correspondence. He also examines Bunting’s sources (including Persian literature and classical mythology), and explores the Northumbrian roots of Bunting’s poetic vocabulary and use of dialect.

This important work of literary scholarship offers, for the first time, an edition commensurate with the achievement of this neglected Modernist master.

The Poems of Basil Bunting
Basil Bunting
Hardcover
624 pages
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Main edition (2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 057123500X
ISBN-13: 978-0571235001
£30.00

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Louis MacNeice: Collected Poems

In the decades since his death in 1963, Louis MacNeice’s reputation as a poet (and, indeed, amongst poets) has grown steadily, and there are now several generations of readers in Ireland, Britain, and beyond, for whom he is one of the essential poets of the twentieth century.

His work has also received increasing attention from academic writers and students. For both readers and critics, the nature of MacNeice’s poetic work as a whole is a matter of importance, and the second posthumous Collected Poems, entirely re-edited by Peter McDonald, attempts, for the first time, to print MacNeice’s poetry in groupings corresponding closely to the collections published by Faber between 1935 and 1963. This makes it easier to read the poet in the published forms in which he was read by his contemporaries.

In choosing to re-create the environments of MacNeice’s individual volumes of poetry, moreover, this new Collected reflects the opinion that MacNeice works best in and through those separate volumes, particularly so in the brilliant return to form – and unique kinds of return on lyric form itself – of the last three collections.

The texts of the poems in the new edition are based on a comparison of all printed versions, as revised in the light of the poet’s later thoughts. This has resulted in a large number of changes. It is hoped that the present edition presents MacNeice’s poetry more accurately, as well as more fully, than all previous collections.

The new Collected Poems also includes, as appendices, The Last Ditch – the short book of poems which MacNeice published with the Cuala Press in 1940 – and The Revenant, a cycle of songs written for MacNeice’s wife, the singer Hedli Anderson, a selection of uncollected early poems, and from Blind Fireworks, MacNeice’s first published book of verse.

Louis MacNeice was born in Belfast in 1907, the son of a Church of Ireland rector, later a bishop. He was educated in England at Sherborne, Marlborough and Merton College, Oxford. His first book of poems, Blind Fireworks, appeared in 1929, and he subsequently worked as a translator, literary critic, playwright, autobiographer, BBC producer and feature writer. The Burning Perch, his last volume of poems, appeared shortly before his death in 1963.

Louis MacNeice
Collected Poems
faber publ.
£20.00
2016
Paperback
ISBN 9780571331383
880 pages

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Patti Smith: The New Jerusalem – Bilingual edition – Nexus Library

The New Jerusalem, the latest book by Patti Smith – poet, punk legend and author of the bestsellers Just Kids and M Train – is now available for order. A stunning long prose poem in the tradition of St. John and William Blake, The New Jerusalem presents a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; a vision of escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.

Illustrated with colour photographs and art work by Patti Smith, this beautiful hardbound volume is a true collector’s item and will be irresistible to bibliophiles. With an introduction by Rob Riemen exploring the connection between art and spirituality in Patti Smith’s poem and in art more broadly, The New Jerusalem can serve as a reminder of the prophetic power of poetry and a guide to all who need it in these times of resistance.

The New Jerusalem was presented at the Nexus Symposium with Patti Smith ‘An Education in Counterculture’, 26 May 2018 in Amsterdam.

The New Jerusalem, the new book by poet and punk legend Patti Smith. This long prose poem in the tradition of John’s Revelation and the poetry of William Blake shows a prophetic vision of art and humanity, faith and freedom; an image of the escape from the rituals of power and the mechanisms of social control.

This beautiful bilingual (English & Dutch), bound edition features color illustrations and photos by Patti Smith and is irresistible to the real bibliophile. The introduction by Rob Riemen discusses the relationship between art and spirituality in the poem by Patti Smith and in art in a general sense.

Patti Smith
United States, 1946
Patti Smith is a singer and poet. As the ‘Godmother of Punk’, she protested against social conventions, mindless factory labour and the commercialised world with her powerful and controversial music. She grew up with the music of Bob Dylan, lived together with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and became a familiar face in the turbulent art scene of New York City. In 1974 Smith started performing with guitarist Lenny Kaye, forming the core of The Patti Smith Group. Her debut album Horses (1975) is considered to be one of the most influential albums in the history of rock music. With Bruce Springsteen she wrote Because the Night, her biggest hit. In addition to many albums, Smith also published poetry and books, including Just Kids (2010), her award-winning autobiography on life in New York in the seventies and her relation with Mapplethorpe.

Rob Riemen
The Netherlands, 1962
Rob Riemen is the founder and president of the Nexus Institute, established in 1994. He has also been editor-in-chief of the journal Nexus since its creation in 1991. In Nexus, prominent and original thinkers and writers reflect on important contemporary issues in essays on art, culture, politics and society. Riemen is the author of Nobility of Spirit. A Forgotten Ideal (2008), on the ideals of European humanism, translated into eighteen languages, and To Fight Against this Age (2018), with essays on the eternal return of fascism and on the European spirit.

The New Jerusalem – Bilingual edition – Nexus Library
ISBN: 9789090309798
Publisher: Nexus Institute
Publication Date: May 26th, 2018
Pages: 76
By Patti Smith, Rob Riemen (Introduction By), Onno Kosters (Translator)
Bilingual English-Dutch, hardbound, illustrated colour edition
Translation Onno Kosters (The New Jerusalem), Liz Waters (introduction)
The New Jerusalem is available for sale in the United States at:
McNally Jackson, New York City
Book Culture, New York City
Strand Bookstore, New York City
Rizzoli Bookstore, New York City
Mast Books, New York City
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

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Radna Fabias wint C. Buddingh’-prijs 2018

De C. Buddingh’-prijs 2018 is toegekend aan Radna Fabias. De jury riep haar bundel ‘Habitus’ uit tot beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut van het jaar.

Met de woorden ‘Een wonderlijk ongeëvenaard geval, dat de jury vloeibaar maakt, morsend en gehoorzamend aan haar zwaartekracht,’ maakte juryvoorzitter Jeroen Dera de winnende bundel bekend tijdens ‘De staat van de poëzie’, een avond over de laatste ontwikkelingen in de Nederlandstalige poézie op het 49e Poetry International Festival.

‘Er gebeurt iets in de Nederlandstalige poëzie’, aldus de jury, wat zeker ook te danken is aan de dichters Dean Bowen, Elisabeth Tonnard en Arno Van Vlierberghe die met hun bundels ‘Bokman’, ‘Voor het ideaal, lees de schaal’ en ‘Vloekschrift’ ook kans maakten op de dertigste editie van de debuutprijs. Naast Jeroen Dera zaten Charlotte Van den Broeck en Antoine de Kom in de jury.

Radna Fabias is geboren en getogen op de Nederlandse Antillen en studeerde aan de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

“ik krijg
vijf trucs om gokkasten te laten betalen
een simpele manier om geld te maken
acht manieren om de man thuis te houden waaronder
vier brouwsels voor een strakkere kut”,

schrijft ze in ‘Habitus’. ‘Met overdonderde kracht sleurt ze de lezer mee in een broeierig tussengebied,’ aldus de jury. ‘Een subversieve stem die afkomst, bestemming, lichaam en perspectief te lijf gaat en daarbij zichzelf en de ander niet spaart, Deze poëzie is vlezig, goddelijk vunzig soms – en breekt de Hollandse dichtkunst weergaloos open, rekent af met het veilige vers. ‘Habitus’ zindert.

Het is moeilijk te zeggen wat het meest beklemt in deze bundel: het tropische eiland, het Nederlands waar de ik-figuur naartoe reist, of de categorieën die afkomst en bestemming projecteren op het lyrische ik. Fabias maakt deze beklemming voelbaar en tegelijkertijd gooit ze geijkte opposities als ‘wit’-‘zwart’, ‘man’-‘vrouw’, ‘ik’-‘ander’ open door ingenieus gebruik te maken van een cameramatige, maar uitgesproken lyrische stem die alle perspectieven opentrekt en het niet schuwt om zichzelf en de ander op het spel te zetten.’

Hoewel het aantal van 21 ingezonden debuten kwantitatief niet uitzonderlijk kan worden genoemd gaf de jury uiting aan het gevoel dat dit toch zeker een zeer bijzonder Buddingh’-jaar is.

‘Er gebeurt iets in de Nederlandstalige poëzie,’ zo meent de jury. In drieën valt op hoe op inhoudelijk vlak de combinatie van experiment en engagement overheerst, hoe de zoektocht naar een expliciet politiek ik centraal staat – een ik dat de verhouding zoekt tot de gemeenschap maar daarbij vooral de notie ‘gemeenschap’ problematiseert – en hoe de poëzie waarin dit allemaal gebeurt opvallend vaak verschijnt bij kleinere uitgeverijen.

De jury acht de kans groot dat het de uitgeverijen aan de rand van het literaire veld zijn die dit nieuwe geluid in de poëzie mogelijk maken.

Sinds 1988 wordt op initiatief van Poetry International ieder jaar de C. Buddingh’-Prijs uitgereikt aan de schrijver of schrijfster van het beste Nederlandstalige poëziedebuut. Met de prijs beoogt Poetry International meer aandacht te genereren voor talentvolle nieuwe stemmen in de Nederlandstalige poëzie.

Voor menig dichter van naam was de C. Buddingh’-Prijs de eerste belangrijke trofee die in de wacht werd gesleept. Joke van Leeuwen, Tonnus Oosterhoff, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer en Anna Enquist, of recenter Lieke Marsman, Ellen Deckwitz, Maarten van der Graaff en Marieke Lucas Rijneveld behoren tot de laureaten.

Titel: Habitus
Auteur: Radna Fabias
Uitgever: de Arbeiderspers
Taal: Nederlands
ISBN10 9029523808
ISBN13 9789029523806
Februari 2018
Afmetingen 11x205x169 mm
Verschijningsdatum: 20-02-2018
Paperback
120 pagina’s
Prijs: € 19,99
NUR: 306

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Out now: Kerouac on Record. A Literary Soundtrack

 

Out now:
Kerouac on Record ◊ A Literary Soundtrack
Edited by Simon Warner and Jim Sampas

Co-edited by Jack Kerouac’s nephew, including pieces written by Kerouac himself as well as interviews from major literary and musical figures including Allen Ginsberg, Lee Konitz and David Amram, Kerouac on Record gives a unique insight into how Kerouac brought his passion for jazz to his full creative output.

Kerouac on Record is the touchstone for the music of Kerouac – Kerouac’s love for music, the depth of its influence on his work, and the influence that his work continues to extend to waves of contemporary musicians, from David Bowie and Janis Joplin to Sonic Youth. It is a book rife with the work of cultural icons, essential for any fan of the Beat Generation and popular music alike.

About Kerouac on Record
He was the leading light of the Beat Generation writers and the most dynamic author of his time, but Jack Kerouac also had a lifelong passion for music, particularly the mid-century jazz of New York City, the development of which he witnessed first-hand during the 1940s with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk to the fore.

The novelist, most famous for his 1957 book On the Road, admired the sounds of bebop and attempted to bring something of their original energy to his own writing, a torrent of semi-autobiographical stories he published between 1950 and his early death in 1969.

Yet he was also drawn to American popular music of all kinds – from the blues to Broadway ballads – and when he came to record albums under his own name, he married his unique spoken word style with some of the most talented musicians on the scene.

Kerouac’s musical legacy goes well beyond the studio recordings he made himself: his influence infused generations of music makers who followed in his work – from singer-songwriters to rock bands.

Some of the greatest transatlantic names – Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison and David Bowie, Janis Joplin and Tom Waits, Sonic Youth and Death Cab for Cutie, and many more – credited Kerouac’s impact on their output.

In Kerouac on Record, we consider how the writer brought his passion for jazz to his prose and poetry, his own record releases, the ways his legacy has been sustained by numerous more recent talents, those rock tributes that have kept his memory alive and some of the scores that have featured in Hollywood adaptations of the adventures he brought to the printed page.

1. Jack Kerouac’s Jazz Scene Jim Burns – 2. 2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac Larry Beckett – 3. Duet for Saxophone and Pen: Lee Konitz and the Direct Influence of Jazz on the Development of Jack Kerouac’s ‘Spontaneous Prose’ Style Marian Jago Interview 1: Lee Konitz Marian Jago – 4. Jack Kerouac Goes Vinyl: A Sonic Journey into Kerouac’s Three LPs: Poetry for the Beat Generation; Blues and Haikus; and Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation Jonah Raskin  – 5. Art Music: Listening to Kerouac’s ‘Mexico City Blues’ A. Robert Lee Interview 2: David Amram Pat Thomas – 6. Beat Refrains: Music, Milieu and Identity in Jack Kerouac’s The Subterraneans, the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Film Adaptation Michael Prince – 7. Bob Dylan’s Beat Visions (Sonic Poetry) Michael Goldberg – 8. Carrying a Torch for Ti Jean Paul Marion Interview 3: Richard Meltzer Michael Goldberg – 9. The Grateful Dead: Jack Manifested as Music Brian Hassett – 10. Driver Mark Bliesener – 11. Jim Morrison/Angel of Fire Jay Jeff Jones – 12. Light is Faster than Sound: Texans, the Beats and the San Francisco Counterculture Holly George-Warren – 13. Hit the Road, Jack: Van Morrison and On the Road Peter Mills – 14. Detecting Jack Kerouac and Joni Mitchell: A Literary/Legal (Not Musicological) Investigation into the Search for Influence Nancy Grace – 15. Kerouac and Country Music Matt Theado – 16. ‘Straight from the Mind to the Voice’: Spectral Persistence in Jack Kerouac and Tom Waits Douglas Field Interview 4: Barney Hoskyns Simon Warner – 17. From Beat Bop Prosody to Punk Rock Poetry: Patti Smith and Jack Kerouac; Literature, Lineage, Legacy Ronna Johnson Poems: Marc Zegans  Interview 6: Allen Ginsberg Pat Thomas – 18. Tramps Like Them: Jack and Bruce and the Myth of the American Road Simon Morrison Interview 5: Graham Parker Pat Thomas – 19. Punk and New Wave James Sullivan – Interview 7: Jim DeRogatis on Lester Bangs James Sullivan – 20. The Tribute Recordings Jim Sampas and Simon Warner  –  Jack Kerouac Biography –  Jack Kerouac Discography Dave Moore  –  Tribute Discography –  Kerouac/Cassady Song List Dave Moore/Horst Spandler

Simon Warner
is a journalist, lecturer and broadcaster who teaches Popular Music Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK. He has, over a number of years, written live reviews and counterculture obituaries for The Guardian and The Independent, and has a particular interest in the relationship between the Beat Generation writers–Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others–and rock culture. His previous books include Rockspeak: The Language of Rock and Pop (1996) and Howl for Now: A Celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s epic protest poem (2005). – Writes: Popular Music, North American Literature – Author of : Kerouac on Record, Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jim Sampas
is a music and film producer. His musical works often focuses on major cultural figures such Jack Kerouac (who is his Uncle), The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. He has persuaded a galaxy of stars to partake of a unique aesthetic marriage, as vintage works are resurrected in contemporary arrangements in projects covered by such major news outlets as People Magazine, NPR, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and many others. – Writes: Popular Music, North American Literature – Author of: Kerouac on Record

Following Text and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Beats and Rock Culture (2013), Simon Warner partners with Literary Executor of the Estate of Jack Kerouac, Jim Sampas, to go deeper into his exploration of the connections between the great figures of the Beat generation and the music of the so-called ‘rock era.’ Interspersed with exclusive interviews of the likes of Lee Konitz, Graham Parker, Lester Bangs, and Allen Ginsberg, the twenty chapters are signed by an impressive array of journalists, music industry professionals, rock critics, writers, film makers and academics from all over the world. Addressing such issues as the influence of jazz on Kerouac’s ‘spontaneous prose’ style, the lineage between his ‘Beat bop prosody’ and Patti Smith‘s ‘punk rock poetry,’ or his inspiring ‘the myth of the American road’ in Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics, they shed light on what appears to be a two-way relationship between popular music and the work of the author of On the Road. As Warner puts it: ‘if, for Kerouac, it was jazz that would have the principal impact, then it was rock on which the writer would have the main effect.’” – Olivier Julien, Lecturer in the History and Musicology of Popular Music, Paris-Sorbonne University, France

Kerouac on Record
A Literary Soundtrack
By: Simon Warner, Jim Sampas
Published: 08-03-2018
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 480
ISBN: 9781501323348
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
RRP: £28.00

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A Literary Soundtrack
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Leo Vroman: En toch is alles wat we doen natuur

‘En toch is alles wat we doen natuur’ bevat de mooiste natuurgedichten van dichter-tekenaar-bioloog Leo Vroman.

Vroman was gefascineerd door het leven in en rondom ons, dat hij tot in de wonderbaarlijkste details observeerde en beschreef.

Tientallen bundels speelse poëzie schreef hij, een onuitputtelijke stroom gedichten van 1946 tot 2014, het jaar van zijn overlijden.

Mirjam van Hengel (auteur van het succesvolle Hoe mooi alles, over Leo en Tineke Vroman) maakte een nieuwe, ruime selectie uit de gedichten die Vroman schreef over de natuur – die van mensen, die van gras, bloemen en bomen, van orkanen en organen en van alle mogelijke dieren.

Leo Vroman (1915-2014) was dichter, prozaïst, essayist, illustrator en hematoloog. Hij studeerde biologie in Utrecht en vluchtte in 1940 naar Nederlands-Indië. In 1945 werd hij uit Japanse gevangenschap bevrijd en vestigde zich in Verenigde Staten, samen met zijn vrouw Tineke. Vroman debuteerde in 1946 met de bundel Gedichten. Vroman ontving in de loop van zijn leven zowat alle belangrijke literaire prijzen die er zijn. In 2006 verscheen het dagboek Misschien tot morgen.

En toch is alles wat we doen natuur
De mooiste gedichten over het leven in en rondom ons
Auteur: Leo Vroman
Redactie: Mirjam van Hengel
Uitgeverij: Querido
Hardcover
Taal: Nederlands
Afmetingen: 31x223x142 mm
Gewicht:481,00 gram
Verschijningsdatum: 6 maart 2018
Druk 1
ISBN10 902140902X
ISBN13 9789021409023
Prijs: € 24,99

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