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  • The Poetry House
    Posted on Jun 14, 2015
    This posting is the text of the paper delivered by Graham Henderson of the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation at the Bucharest interim conference in May 2015:   The philosopher Heidegger, who remains a controversial figure, nevertheless made a sustained attempt to ground modern philosophy not in the realm of abstract ideas but in the world as it is actually experienced by human beings (phenomenology). As part of this enterprise he explores at some length the concept of the house, not as a mere building, but as a place experienced by human beings as hearth, home, family nest, and framer of prima…
  • The Work of the Lorca Foundation
    Posted on Jun 9, 2015
    The following is the text of a paper delivered by Anglo-American poet Jane Duran on behalf of the Lorca Foundation at the Bucharest interim conference in May 2015: When Federico García Lorca was assassinated in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, he was already world famous as a poet and playwright. He was only 38 years old when he died, but left behind him a rich and varied legacy of poetry, plays, lectures and letters. His letters alone are works of art. Lorca was also a classical pianist – his first vocation – and he composed arrangements for Spanish folksongs. He was also a wo…
  • The Keats-Shelley House wrote on 23 April 2015
    Posted on Apr 23, 2015
    Now in its second century of existence as a museum and library dedicated to the English Romantic poets who lived in, and were inspired by, Italy, the Keats-Shelley House in Rome means lots of different things to different people, and might therefore be defined and categorised in a variety of ways. Yes, it’s a literary shrine to which thousands of Keats devotees come each year to pay their respects to their hero, John Keats, who died here of tuberculosis in 1821 aged just 25. Yes, it’s a museum which seeks to educate visitors coming from all levels of prior knowledge and inspire them to find ou…
  • Maison de la Poesie wrote on 16 April 2015
    Posted on Apr 16, 2015
    La poésie est par excellence une forme ouverte – dans sa capacité à accueillir les formes expérimentales ou simplement novatrices du roman, du récit, mais aussi de croiser la musique ou les arts plastiques. C’est pourquoi la littérature live, les échanges entre la littérature et la musique via des concerts littéraires occupent une grande place dans notre programmation. Nous soutenons également les textes qui sont en prise directe avec le monde. A ce titre, nous offrons des cartes blanches à de nombreuses revues indépendantes comme à l’hebdo Le 1, la revue Portrait ou encore la prestigieuse re…