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Word Thursdays featuring Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald

July 14, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Hélène Cardona is a poet, literary translator and actor, the recipient of over 20 honors & awards, including the Independent Press Award, International Book Award and Hemingway Grant. Her books include Life in Suspension and Dreaming My Animal Selves (both Salmon Poetry) and the translations Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona, Salmon Poetry), Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press), Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux, Éditions du Cygne), Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for the University of Iowa’s WhitmanWeb, and The Abduction (Maram Al-Masri, forthcoming White Pine Press). Her own work has been translated into 16 languages. She holds an MA in American Literature from the Sorbonne, worked as a translator for the Canadian Embassy, and taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University. Publications include World Literature Today, Washington Square Review, Poetry International, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Asymptote, The London Magazine, Dublin Review of Books, Anomaly, Agenda Poetry, The Warwick Review, Waxwing, The Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review, Colorado Review, and The Irish Literary Times among others. Acting credits include Chocolat, Red Notice, Ford V. Ferrari, Star Trek: Picard, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Happy Feet 2 and Serendipity

among many.

John FitzGerald is a poet, writer, editor, and attorney in Los Angeles. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Ireland, he attended the University of West Los Angeles School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. He is the author of four books, most recently Favorite Bedtime Stories (Salmon Poetry), Finalist for the Julie Suk Book Award, and The Mind (Salmon Poetry) semifinalist for the Alice James Book Award. Other works include Primate, a novel & screenplay, and the non-fiction For All I Know. He has contributed to many anthologies, notably Days of Clear Light (Salmon Poetry); Pratik: Celebrating Baudelaire 200 Years; Pratik: The Ghosts of Paradise – Special Los Angeles Double Issue; The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5; Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry; Human and Inhuman Monstrous Poems; Rubicon: Words and Art inspired by Oscar Wilde; From the Four-Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin; Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology; and Poetry: Reading it, Writing it, Publishing it. Other publications include The Warwick Review, World Literature Today, The Taos Journal of Poetry and Art, December Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, From the Fishouse, Askew Poetry, Barnwood Mag, and The American Journal of Poetry.


July 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm