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Denis Emorine. Letters to Saïda: Poems. Cervena Barva Press.

$16.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9844732-5-0 | 60 Pages.

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Denis Emorine is the author of short stories, essays, poetry, and theater. He was born in 1956 in Paris and studied literature at the Sorbonne (University of Paris). His theatrical output has been staged in France and Russia. He has a great interest for Eastern Europe. In 2004, he won first prize (French) for his poetry at the Féile Filiochta International competition. His poetry has been published in Pphoo (India), Blue Beat Jacket (Japan), Snow Monkey, Cokefishing, Be Which Magazine, Poesia, (USA). His texts also appear on ezines such as: Cipher Journal, Mad Hatter’s Review, Milk, The Salt River Review, Istanbul Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review.

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“A language with a mysterious syntax” invades us, covers us with sensual charm, a nostalgic music: this is the new collection of Denis Emorine Letters to Saïda which invites us to decipher it, invites us to participate in its birth: “co-(n)naissance.” Participative birth of the world, of life and of death through love. “I understand my life better/through you” (18) writes the poet and “I know that dying exists.” And the words, taking their cue from his assertions “fall over themselves in (his) mouth,” indomitably, and proceed to the dreamed syntax “to keep a small measure of eternity.”

~Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Professor of French at Northwestern University




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