Tuesday, 20 March 2012

SIECLE 21, number 20

I just got a copy of Siecle 21 number 20 with a section on contemporary English writing in translation edited by Vanessa Guignery and Marilyn Hacker. There are contributions from Carol Rumens, Julian Barnes, Hassan Abdurazzak, Jane Rogers, Michael Schmidt, Aamer Hussein, Caroline Bergvall, Tony Lopez, Mimi Khalvati, Seni Seneviratne, Carl Shuker, Paul Farley, George Szirtes, Romesh Gunesekera, Jeremy Reed, Fiona Sampson, Jeanette Winterson, Ruth Fainlight, Helen Simpson, James Byrne and Paul Farley with Michael S. Roberts.
     My two poems 'Abstract Expressionism' and 'The New State' are translated for the issue by the French poet Chantal Bizzini. These poems both appeared in Devolution (The Figures, 2000); 'Abstract Expressionism' appeared first in Stress Management (Boldface, 1994). Chantal Bizzini also translated my poem 'When You Wish ...' for Action Poetique number 165, 2001.
     Siecle 21 site is located here.