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PICTURE CAPTION: iWGA Winner - Literature  

New Delhi, India: iWGA proudly announces Helene Cordona as a winner of Literature category, she is from United States. AUTHOR of three bilingual poetry collections: Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016); Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013); The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006.

Author of four translations: Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona, Salmon Poetry 2018), Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press 2016), Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux, Éditions du Cygne 2014), and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings (Whitman et la Guerre de Sécession, co-translated with Yves Lambrecht) for WhitmanWeb.

Hélène has also translated Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Maram Al-Masri, Christiane Singer, Eric Sarner, René Depestre, Ernest Pépin, Jean-Claude Renard, Jacques Crickillon, and Nicolas Grenier into English, and John Ashbery, John FitzGerald, Maggie Smith, and the Lawrence Bridges’ film Muse of Fire into French.

She also writes children stories and co-wrote with John FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel.
Publications include Washington Square Review, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Irish Literary Times, The London Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Dublin Review of Books, Asymptote, Waxwing Literary Journal, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Los Angeles Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Colorado Review, Salzburg Poetry Review, Plume, The American Journal of Poetry, Drunken Boat, Anomaly, The Warwick Review, among over a hundred.
Hélène’s work has been translated into 16 languages.

EDITORIAL: Hélène has served as a judge for the 2017 Jacar Press Full Length Competition, the 2016 PEN Center USA Translation Award, the 2015 Writer’s Digest Challenge, and the 2014 Rabindranath Tagore Award. She volunteered as a mentor for AWP’s Writer-to-Writer program. She is English Language Cultural Editor of Levure Littéraire, Contributing Editor to Cervena Barva Press, Co-Editor of Plume and Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics, Co-Editor of Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing, Issue XVI/3, Chief Media Advisor for Envision Earth Media, and Editorial Advisor of Envision Earth Magazine.

CONFERENCE presentations include 14 panels with AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), lectures at Brown University, the 2014 Puterbaugh International Literary Festival at Oklahoma State University, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Poets House, Tabula Poetica at Chapman University, the University of Rochester, the New York Browning Society, Loyola Marymount University, the Theosophical Society, Claremont Graduate University, and the University of California at Irvine, among many.  

Posted BY: Admin On 26/09/2020 Under Category of: Literature