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Teint for the Bièvre / pour la Bièvre

by Zoë Skoulding, with translations by Jean Portante

“Not drowning but buried / the lost body always / hers always innocent / already filthy …” (“Pas se noyant mais ensevelie / le corps perdu toujours / le sien toujours innocent / déjà crasseux …”)

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.

Skoulding previously translated poems by the celebrated Paris-based writer Jean Portante; here he returned the favour.

On Sale: 08/01/2016


Publication date: 08/01/2016

ISBN: 9780992656461

Category: Poetry

About Zoë

Zoë is a Welsh poet and Professor of Creative Writing at Bangor University. Her work also encompasses translation, literary criticism and editing. Her poetry has been translated into 18 languages and presented widely at international festivals.

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