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Helene Cardona

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HÉLÈNE CARDONA is a poet, literary translator, and actor, author of Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), winner of the 2020 Independent Press Award, 2017 International Book Award, 2017 Best Book Award in Poetry, Pinnacle Best Bilingual Book Award, and Readers' Favorite Book Award, Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry & Julie Suk Award Finalist; Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), winner of the Best Book Award, Pinnacle Best Bilingual Book Award, and Readers' Favorite Book Award, International Book & Julie Suk Award Finalist; Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press 2016), Hemingway Grant winner; Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona, Salmon Poetry 2018), winner of the 2019 Best Book Award, 2019 Readers’ Favorite A ...more

Life in Suspension wins the 2020 Independent Press Award

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"Dappled with transparent imagery, like the Mediterranean sunlight she grew up with, Hélène Cardona’s poems offer a vivid self-portrait as scholar, seer and muse." —John Ashbery

"Life in Suspension is a terrific and singular achievement. Very few poets I know could accomplish anything like it, let alone with such grace and clarity." —Stephen Yenser Read more of this blog post »
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“In dreaming
we travel to a place where all is forgiven.”
Helene Cardona, Dreaming My Animal Selves/Le Songe de Mes Ames Animales

“We are consciousness wanting to expand.”
Helene Cardona, Dreaming My Animal Selves/Le Songe de Mes Ames Animales

“The ultimate aim is reverence for the universe.
The ultimate aim is love for life.
The ultimate aim is harmony within oneself.”
Helene Cardona, Dreaming My Animal Selves/Le Songe de Mes Ames Animales

“On the wall of time to come
a window appears.
I open it, let angels in.”
Helene Cardona, Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue

“I now wear the memory of nothingness
a piece of white sail wrapped like second skin.”
Helene Cardona, Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue

“We packed
whole lives into bundles in search
of what chooses us, what wants to come
back to the surface, what needs to be said.
We had so many dreams
we didn’t know what to make of them.”
Helene Cardona, Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue

“You listen to the silence
drawn on the ashes of ancient sacrifices.”
Helene Cardona, Life in Suspension: La Vie Suspendue

“The ultimate aim is reverence for the universe.
The ultimate aim is love for life.
The ultimate aim is harmony within oneself.”
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MRITYUNJAY JHA HELENE CARDONA is a gifted artist whose at-home-in kinda capability gives an unique dimension to her artistic oeuvre and most pronounced aspect in her is her innate power of blending cinema with poetry that results into an abiding presence of VISUALITY unto her poems!

Reading her poems is like hearing. seeing, feeling all at the same time and this picturesqueness comes to her effortlessly !


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Ron Starbuck There is such a depth and richness within Helene's new book "Dreaming My Animal Selves" that you must experience on your own. You simply must!

http://saintjulianpress.com/dreaming-...


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