A Matter Of Blue/Une histoire de bleu
"In A Matter of Blue, we read that blue is what we would like to cultivate, something that clings to bees' feet and the poet's lips, something that can be used as a basis for composition or creation, something that is inherent in the gaze of the dark-eyed women . . ."-Dawn Cornelio A Matter of Blueis the most successful book by Maulpoix, author of over 25 French collections of poetry and the rightful heir to the 150-year tradition of French prose poetry. Jean-Michel Maulpoix( www.maulpoix.net) is director of a quarterly literary journal and professor of poetry at University Paris X-Nanterre. Dawn Corneliowrote her PhD thesis on translating Maulpoix. She is assistant professor of French studies at University of Guelph, Ontario.
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algae already azure bad dream barely beautiful beauty belief beneath bleu blood body bright church ciel cœur color couleur darkness Day after day dead death depths desire despite dieux dream empty empty hand evening eyelids eyes fingers fingertips flesh flow French gaze gestes gestures give gods grows hands head heart Henri Michaux hold horizon hour idea infinity inkwell invisible Jacques Réda Jean-Michel Maulpoix keep kind l'amour l'horizon language laughter leave light lips living long time look looking lost man's Matter of Blue melancholy memory mouth move never night once phrases poems poetry Rainer Maria Rilke remains René Char sea's sentences shape shoulders sleep snow soir Sometimes soon soul soundless steps summer tears tell the truth things thoughts turns visage words Writing