About the Author:

Hélène Cardona is a poet, literary translator and actor, the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Hemingway Grant and the USA Best Book Award. Her books include three bilingual poetry collections, most recently Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), and Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013); and two translations: Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), and Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne, 2014). She also translated Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for the Iowa International Writing Program’s WhitmanWeb.
She co-edits Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics, is Co-International Editor of Plume, Essay contributor to The London Magazine, and co-producer of the documentary Pablo Neruda: The Poet’s Calling. She holds a Master’s in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College & Loyola Marymount University, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Publications include Washington Square, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Irish Literary Times, Dublin Review of Books, The Warwick Review & elsewhere.
Hélène had roles in Chocolat, Jurassic World, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Mad Max:Fury Road, and Mumford. For Serendipity she co-wrote with director Peter Chelsom & composer Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang.    
 

Books coming out in Spring 2016:

Hélène Cardona has two new books coming out in the spring of 2016. They are:
- Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue (published by Salmon Poetry), a new bilingual poetry collection.
Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue has received praise from John Ashbery, Billy Collins, Richard Wilbur, Dorianne Laux, Joanne Harris, Lawrence Kasdan, Costa-Gavras, Olympia Dukakis, Donald Revell, Lee Upton, and Ilya Kaminsky. Please click here for more information.
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- Beyond Elsewhere (published by White Pine Press), a translation of Plus loin qu'ailleurs by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac.
Beyond Elsewhere won a Hemingway Grant and has received praise from Christopher Merrill, Sidney Wade, Victoria Chang, and Willis Barnstone. Please click here for more information.
 

Upcoming Events:

*Hélène Cardona will be attending the following events during the AWP Writers' Conference and BookFair in Los Angeles:
 
- Wednesday, March 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Plume Poetry Reading, LACE Gallery, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
With Lynn Emanuel, Cornelius Eady, Hélène Cardona, Phillis Levin, Marilyn Kallet, Andrea Cohen, Patricia Clark,  Ralph Angel, Daniel Lawless, Dennis Maloney, Marc Vincenz, Arthur Vogelsang, and Susan Rich.
 
- Thursday, March 31, 8:30pm-10:00pmMad Feathered Tree: A Poetry Reading, Library Bar, 630 W 6th St., #116A, Los Angeles, CA 90017
With Elena Karina Byrne, Hélène Cardona, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Julie Bruck, John Hennessy, Larissa Shmailo, John FitzGerald, Elizabeth Hodges, Bill Yarrow, Alexis Levitin and Salgrado Maranhao, Dennis Maloney, Daniel Lawless, and Marc Vincenz.
 
- Friday, April 1, 9:00am-10:15 amPanel: Saving or Sinking the World through TranslationLA Convention Center (Room 515B), 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
With Hélène Cardona, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Ani Gjika, Willis Barnstone and Dennis Maloney, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515 B, Meeting Room Level
For more information, please click here.
 
*During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Hélène Cardona will be at the following event:
 
Saturday, April 9, 4:30pm: Poetry Reading, The Poetry Stage at the University of Southern California (USC), University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089
For tickets and more information, click here
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About the Author:

Hélène Cardona is a poet, literary translator and actor, the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Hemingway Grant and the USA Best Book Award. Her books include three bilingual poetry collections, most recently Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), and Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013); and two translations: Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), and Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne, 2014). She also translated Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for the Iowa International Writing Program’s WhitmanWeb.
She co-edits Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics, is Co-International Editor of Plume, Essay contributor to The London Magazine, and co-producer of the documentary Pablo Neruda: The Poet’s Calling. She holds a Master’s in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College & Loyola Marymount University, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. Publications include Washington Square, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Irish Literary Times, Dublin Review of Books, The Warwick Review & elsewhere.
Hélène had roles in Chocolat, Jurassic World, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Mad Max:Fury Road, and Mumford. For Serendipity she co-wrote with director Peter Chelsom & composer Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang.    
 

Books coming out in Spring 2016:

Hélène Cardona has two new books coming out in the spring of 2016. They are:
- Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue (published by Salmon Poetry), a new bilingual poetry collection.
Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue has received praise from John Ashbery, Billy Collins, Richard Wilbur, Dorianne Laux, Joanne Harris, Lawrence Kasdan, Costa-Gavras, Olympia Dukakis, Donald Revell, Lee Upton, and Ilya Kaminsky. Please click here for more information.
&
- Beyond Elsewhere (published by White Pine Press), a translation of Plus loin qu'ailleurs by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac.
Beyond Elsewhere won a Hemingway Grant and has received praise from Christopher Merrill, Sidney Wade, Victoria Chang, and Willis Barnstone. Please click here for more information.
 

Upcoming Events:

*Hélène Cardona will be attending the following events during the AWP Writers' Conference and BookFair in Los Angeles:
 
- Wednesday, March 30, 7:00pm-9:00pm: Plume Poetry Reading, LACE Gallery, 6522 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
With Lynn Emanuel, Cornelius Eady, Hélène Cardona, Phillis Levin, Marilyn Kallet, Andrea Cohen, Patricia Clark,  Ralph Angel, Daniel Lawless, Dennis Maloney, Marc Vincenz, Arthur Vogelsang, and Susan Rich.
 
- Thursday, March 31, 8:30pm-10:00pmMad Feathered Tree: A Poetry Reading, Library Bar, 630 W 6th St., #116A, Los Angeles, CA 90017
With Elena Karina Byrne, Hélène Cardona, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Julie Bruck, John Hennessy, Larissa Shmailo, John FitzGerald, Elizabeth Hodges, Bill Yarrow, Alexis Levitin and Salgrado Maranhao, Dennis Maloney, Daniel Lawless, and Marc Vincenz.
 
- Friday, April 1, 9:00am-10:15 amPanel: Saving or Sinking the World through TranslationLA Convention Center (Room 515B), 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
With Hélène Cardona, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Ani Gjika, Willis Barnstone and Dennis Maloney, Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 515 B, Meeting Room Level
For more information, please click here.
 
*During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Hélène Cardona will be at the following event:
 
Saturday, April 9, 4:30pm: Poetry Reading, The Poetry Stage at the University of Southern California (USC), University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089
For tickets and more information, click here