Beyond Elsewhere is a hauntingly beautiful long prose poem, a dance that at once touches on the universal and uniquely personal. With his debut collection, Gabriel Arnou- Laujeac establishes himself as one of French poetry’s most innovative new voices. His writing is lyrical, masterful, exquisite, an opening into the elusive, affirming the absolute necessity of listening to the world. Beyond Elsewhere is a symphonic poem with boundless language, where past and present meet.
Winner of a Hemingway Grant in 2015.
Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac is one of French poetry's most innovative new voices. He graduated from Sciences Po (Institute of Political Studies) and holds a Research Master's in Human Rights. Publications include Petite anthologie de la jeune poésie française (Éditions Géhess, 2009), Le livre de la prière (Éditions de l’Inférieur, 2013)… He contributed to the book Irak, la faute, with Alain Michel and Fabien Voyer (Éditions du Cerf, 2000).
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 Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry), Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry)... and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for WhitmanWeb. She contributes essays to The London Magazine and co-edits Plume Journal and Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics.