On Saturday the 8th June, in the gardens of Castel Bardera, in Galliners, the 6th poetry meeting took place, this time dedicated to the poet Joan Brossa on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

All the participants recited a poem of their own and one by Joan Brossa. There was also occasion to listen to music and singing.

The Fundació J. V. Foix contributed to the tribute with the reading of two poems by J. V. Foix.

Here you can download the program.

Remodeled Mapa Literari Català

As of May, we have the remodeled Mapa Literari Català website, a tool created by Espais Escrits that unites literature and landscape.

This Mapa Literari includes more than two thousand literary spaces created from the creative universe of the authors. In the case of J. V. Foix, we can find three routes, Sarrià, El Port de la Selva and El Solsonès.

Here you can see the first point of the route J. V. Foix in Sarrià.

Here is the link to the Literari Map that includes 103 authors, 66 literary routes and 2,056 written spaces.

Here you can see the promotional video.

 

Once again, thePoeta Foix school organized the Jocs Florals de Sant Jordi to which the Fundació was invited.

This 2019, the wining poetry of the J. V. Foix Extraordinary Prize was entitled «Sortir d’un buit», by the student with the pen name “Un humilde gato bohemio”.

Here you can read the winning poems.

The Revista de Catalunya has just published a number entitled «La República de Les Lletres», in homage to the homonymous magazine that was published in Valencia between 1934 and 1936. Coordinated by Xènia Bussé, it gathers 25 texts from current authors, each of whom has chosen an author and has made a narrative.

In the case of J. V. Foix, Marina Espasa has written «Diari (1918) 2018 by J. V. Foix».

World Poetry Day 2019

On March the 21th was proclamed the World Poetry Day in 1999 by the General Conference of UNESCO. The Institució de les Lletres Catalanes promotes this celebration in the Catalan lands with the organization of different actions with the aim of spreading the poetic fact.

This year the J. V. Foix’s poem is «Dèiem la nit», de J. V. Foix, dedicated to Carles Riba.

On March 17th, in MUHBA-Vil·la Joana, the book Els lloms transparents, of J. V. Foix, will be presented by Jordi Cornudella, poet and editor, and Marina Porras, who prepares a thesis on Gabriel Ferrater, author of the book’s prologue, which was published for the first time in 1969.

site: MUHBA Vil·la Joana, Ctra. de Vallvidrera, 104. Barcelona
Day and hour: 17 March at 12.30 h

Limited capacity. To book, click here.

At the end of 2018, the frescoes by artist Santi Moix, established in New York, on the walls of the village church of Saurí, were inaugurated in Pallars Sobirà. The project unites the tradition of the Catalan Romanesque -identified with fresco painting- with a contemporary and innovative aesthetic.

As the village is at the end of the road, Moix has included the text of J. V. Foix «Els bells camins es multipliquen allà on creieu que acaba la carretera».

On Thursday the 14th at Tòmiris Llibreria the poet Jaume Creus will read some J. V. Foix‘s poems of his book Sol, i de dol.

Day and hour: February the 14th at 7 pm
Site: Tòmiris Llibreria. Padilla, 242, local 2

Here you can download the program.

a href=”http://fundaciojvfoix.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/flyer_2-1_lcie_red.jpg”>To close the celebration of the 125 years of the birth of J. V. Foix and commemorate the 32 of his death, a double act will be held at MUHBA-Vil·la Joana.

«J. V. Foix, between the land of the city and the boxer city», includes the conference «J. V. Foix, flâneur in Barcelona », by Antoni Martí Monterde, and the show of shadows and poetry «Heir of a dead dinasty», by Moixic and Volianna.

Day and time: January 27 at 11:30 a.m.
Place: Vil·la Joana. MUHBA. Ctra. de l’Església, 104. Vallvidrera.

The entrance is free and the capacity is limited. If you want to book tickets, do it here.

This 2018, the Fundació J. V. Foix, in collaboration with Edicions 62, has decided to reissue Els lloms transparents, by J. V. Foix, which was published for the first time in 1969.
With a prologue by Gabriel Ferrater, it includes forty-six choosen from the many articles Foix ​​write for the newspaper La Publicitat, texts that reflect on culture, politics and society from a Catalanist perspective.