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Dialogos / Lavender Ink
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine was born in 1941 near Tafraout, Southern Morocco, of Berber heritage. One of the major Francophone avant-garde poets of his generation, he is especially well-renowned for his guerrilla linguistic, an incendiary, Surrealist-inspired, insurrectionary style of writing. AGADIR, his first full-length work, won the Jean Cocteau Enfants terribles prize in 1968 and was followed by numerous works of prose, poetry, and drama, including Corps négatif suivi de Histoire d'un bon dieu (1968), Soleil arachnide (1969) Moi, l'aigre (1970), Le Déterreur (1973), Une odeur de mantèque (1976), and Résurrection des fleurs sauvages (1981). One of the co-founders (with Abdellatif Laâbi) of the magazine Anfas/Souffles (Breaths), he lived in self-exile in France from 1965, returning to Morocco only in 1979. He died in Rabat on November 18, 1995, Independence Day in Morocco.
Luxembourg-American poet, translator, essayist, anthologist, editor. Has published over 30 books and chapbooks of his own poetry. Rhizomatic writing. Sees himself as a Nomadic writer. Numerous contributions to The New Statesman, Translation Review, American Book Review, The Literary Review. Main translator of Paul Celan's work into English. 2005: Pen Award for poetry in translation for Lightduress. Translator of Jack Kerouac's Mexico and Allen Ginsberg's Hydrogen Jukebox into into French. Collaborations with Jerome Rothenberg, Peter Cockelbergh, Interest in Arabic poetry (Arabia (Not So) Deserta (2019). Latest Award: Batty Weber Prize 2020 (Luxembourg). Lives in Brooklyn with his wife, performance-artist Nicole Peyrafitte. Part of the Writers Against Trump movement.
Jake Syersak received his MFA from the University of Arizona and is currently a PhD student in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. He is the author of YIELD ARCHITECTURE (Burnside Review Press, 2018) and several chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Verse Daily, Omniverse, and elsewhere. He edits Cloud Rodeo, co-edits Radioactive Cloud, serves as a contributing editor for Letter Machine Editions, and co-curates the Yumfactory Reading Series in Athens, GA.