To commemorate the 125th anniversary of J. V. Foix’s birth, Edicions 62 has just published, in addition to the Diari 1918, a volume that contains the three books of verse poetry of the poet, three master works of the poetry of twentieth century: Sol, i de dol, Les irreals omegues and Onze Nadals i un Cap d’Any.

«És quan plou que ballo sol»

At issue 301 of Revista de Catalunya, Aleix Cort, poet, writer and teacher of ballroom dancing builds on his observation of the omnipresence of dance in the J. V. Foix‘s work in order to approach it through this particular subject.

If you are interested, you can read the article here.

World Poetry Day

This year we commemorate the World Poetry Day, that was adopted as 21 March by UNESCO in 1999, publishing another poem by J. V. Foix.

Here you can find the J. V. Foix’s poem: «Feliç el just que sap oficis nous», de Desa aquests llibres al calax de baix.

Catalans de 1918

Tusquets Editores has just published a new edition of Catalans de 1918, by J. V. Foix, a collection of essays about five Catalan personalities –Pompeu Fabra, Josep Carner, Joaquim Folguera, Salvat-Papasseit and Carles Riba– edited by Lluís Quintana and Antoni Marí.

From March the 3rd, the retrospective exhibition «Diàbolo» about Joan Ponç, curated by Pilar Parcerisas, can be visited at Museu d’art modern de Céretand presents the work and the figure of this painter, who was a friend of J. V. Foix‘s and made two artist books with him.

Site: Museu d’art modern de Céret. 8, Bd Maréchal Joffre
Dates: From March the 3rd to May the 27tf 2018
Opoening hours: From 10 am to 17 pm.

The translation theorist and historian, Lawrence Venuti, wins Global Humanities Translation Prize for a translation-in-progress of Daybook 1918: Early Fragments by Catalan poet J. V. Foix.

With Diari 1918, says Jon Yates, Foix emerged as one of Europe’s most influential avant-garde poets and intellectuals. Venuti’s fluid translation from Catalan of prose poems brings closer Foix’s work to the English-speaking public.

Here you can read the press release.

F. Català-Roca

To commemorate the125th anniversary of J. V. Foix’s birth, Edicions 62 has just published his Diari 1918, edited by Joan R. Veny-Mesquida, who has also written the prologue.
The book includes a series of texts whose origin is previous or subsequent to the mythical 1918, and which were initially intended to come up to 365, the same number as that of Llull’s proverbs in his Llibre d’Amic e Amat.

In number 300 of Revista de Catalunya, second stage, we can read, among others, an article by J. V. Foix published in the first issue of the same journal in 1924, as well as an unpublished text of his about Josep Pla introduced by Xavier Pla: «Elogi de la prosa poètica. un text inèdit de J. V. Foix sobre Josep Pla de l’any 1953», p. 187-198.

Here you can read the complete text.

«El dret democràtic i el dret nacional», by J. V. Foix.

Diumenge 4 de febrer, a la Basílica de Santa Maria, de Castelló d’Empúries, el Cor i l’Orquestra de l’Empordà, dirigits per Carles Coll i Costa i Montserrat Bonet, interpretaran la cantata de Narcís Bonet inspirada en el poema «Ho sap tothom, i és profecia», de J. V. Foix i el Rèquiem de Mozart.

Dia i hora: diumenge 4 de febrer a les 18.00 h
Lloc: Basílica de Santa Maria de Castelló d’Empúries

«El dia més clar de l’any»

J. V. Foix, 1963In its cultural supplement of Sunday 21th January, El Punt Avui published the article «El dia més clar de l’any», in which D. Sam Abrams comments on the Fundació J. V. Foix, Càtedra Màrius Torres and Pagès Editors publication, Ho sap tothom, i és profecia.

Here you can download the article.