‘the white fucking bunnies’

‘the white fucking bunnies’
8 OCTOBER 2015 by Mia You This exchange happened by accident. When Belgian poet Els Moors was invited as a Poetry International Festival guest this year, we recalled hearing that Joshua Clover, the American poet and critic, had translated one of Moors’ poems for a different festival they had attended together. Moors’ poems were translated brilliantly by Michele Hutchison for our festival, but we were still curious to see what Moors would sound like with Clover’s particular poetic spin. It turns out that we had been wrong; Clover hadn’t really translated Moors before, but he had long admired …

Joshua Clover
(USA, 1962)
by Frank Keizer Poet, critic, journalist and ‘antagonist’ Joshua Clover was born in 1962 in Berkeley, California. An alumnus of Boston University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Clover has published three volumes of poetry, Madonna anno domini (Louisiana State University Press, 1997), The Totality for Kids (University of California Press, 2006), and Red Epic (Commune Editions, 2015). His poems have also appeared three times in Best American Poetry, and he has written two books of film and cultural criticism: The Matrix (2005) and 1989: Bob Dylan …

Els Moors
(Belgium, 1976)
by Anneleen De Coux With her 2006 debut, Er hangt een hoge lucht boven ons (There is a tall sky above us), Els Moors, the first young Flemish poet for a long time, received a warm welcome from both Flemish and Dutch critics. The book was nominated for the C. Buddingh’-prize and was awarded the Herman de Coninck prize for best first poetry collection, with the jury describing the volume as ‘a debut of one’s dreams’. Her successful most recent collection Liederen van een kapseizend paard (Songs of a capsized horse) was nominated for the Herman de Conick prize (2015). The …


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