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Cahiers #23: Clarice: The Visitorby Idra Novey
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In this cahier, American poet Idra Novey explores several notions of translation through two sequences of poems. In the first sequence, and#147;Letters to C,and#8221; she addresses the figure and the words of a writer she has recently translated, Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector. In the second, and#147;Regarding Marmalade, Cognates, and Visitors,and#8221; Novey looks at the connections between language, translation, and the hosting of visitors, including her newborn son. Idra Noveyand#8217;s texts are in conversation with works by the artist Erica Baumand#151;images of books that seem both to invite and resist attempts to read them.
In this cahier, through two sequences of poems, American poet Idra Novey explores several notions of translation. In the first sequence, and#147;Letters to Clariceand#8221;, she writes from her experience of recently translating work by the Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector, sending her chosen author poems in the form of letters. In the second sequence, and#147;Regarding Marmalade, Cognates, and Visitorsand#8221;, she discovers in what way translating relates to the activity of hosting visitors, most important of whom is her new-born son. Idra Noveyand#8217;s texts are complemented by images by the artist Erica Baum and#150; images of books that seem both to invite and resist attempts to read them.
About the Author
Idra Novey is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently Exit, Civilian, and the translator of numerous volumes of poetry and fiction, including The Passion According to G. H. by Clarice Lispector.
Erica Baum is an artist living in New York City.
Table of Contents
Letters to C
Regarding Marmalade, Cognates, and Visitors
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