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Teint: for the Bièvre / pour la Bièvre

ByZoë SkouldingJean Portante

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Zoë Skoulding's poems in this volume celebrate and mourn the 'lost', buried Parisian river La Bièvre. Once an important tributary of the Seine, running through the centre of the city, for 100 years La Bièvre has disappeared from view. "Not drowning but buried / the lost body always / hers always innocent / already filthy her / live arm absent from dead / arm lifting hydraulic / weight to feed the mills / diverted into sewers" Translations into French are by the Parisian poet Jean Portante, whose work has been translated into English by Zoë Skoulding: 'In Reality', Seren, 2013. "Pas se noyant mais ensevelie / le corps perdu toujours / le sien toujours innocent / déjà crasseux son / bras de vie absent du bras / mort soulevant le poids / hydraulique pour nourrir les moulins / détournés dans les égouts"

Details

Publication Date
Jan 8, 2016
Language
English
ISBN
9780992656461
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Zoë Skoulding, By (author): Jean Portante

Specifications

Pages
52
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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