General

In 1932 a group of Catalan nationalist students founded the FNEC (Federació Nacional d’Estudiants de Catalunya) and in a short time it became the most representative student union in the country.

J. V. Foix was one of its first partners and already then he pointed out: «The students, in addition to studying, must be activists of what the revitalization of our culture and the social and political elevation of the country entail.»

Last year, Professor Lluís Cabré published in Studia Lulliana some «notes» based on J. V. Foix‘articles on Llull that appeared in La Publicitat between 1933 and 1936, and in other data from those years. These notes aim at portraying Foix’s unique identification with Llull’s oeuvre.
In addition, it is suggested that Llull’s Desconhort may be the source for the metaphysical pain conveyed at the beginning of Sol, i de dol.

Here you can read the article.

The exhibition presents documents and materials from the ADLAN archive, kept in various public and private centers and allows us to re-examine the key word that the group had in the construction of modernity in Catalonia. Among the characters that made this regeneration of the concept of modern culture possible are Joan Prats, Josep Lluís Sert, Adelita Lobo, J. V. Foix, and Sebastià Gasch.

Place and dates: Fundació Miró. Parc de Montjuïc Barcelona. Dates: from March 12 to July 4

See photographs here.

International poetry day

Unesco declared March 21 World Poetry Day. This year the Institució de les Lletres Catalanes has chosen the writer, painter and translator Felícia Fuster (Barcelona, ​​1921 – Paris, 2012) whose poem han been translated to 21 languages.

This year we participate in the celebration with the poem by J. V. Foix, Tota amor és latent en l’altra amor.

The presentation of the Aleix Cort’s És quan plou que ballo sol. Una aproximació a lobra de Foix a través del ball book by the filologist specializing in Noucentisme Josep Murgades will take place on Thursday 18 March.

Day: Thursday 18 March at 19 p.m.
Place: Sala Emili Argilaga. Centre de lectura de Reus.

It can also be seen live on Youtube.

At the escola Poeta Foix they have not stopped working despite the pandemic. In the video they have recorded how different class groups work. The motto of this 2020-2021 academic  year is the verse by J.V. Foix: «M’exalta el nou, m’enamora el vell».

Here you can see the video.

J. V. Foix in lyrik-line

Lyrikline is created by Literaturwerkstatt Berlin in cooperation with its international network of Lyrikline partners.
It includes 11 Foix’s poems translated into 10 different languages.
They can be heard recited by the poet himself.

Here there is the link to J. V. Foix in Lyrik-line.

e1612265055877-103×110.jpg” alt=”” width=”103″ height=”110″>This January 29 marks thirty-four years since the death of J. V. Foix. It was the year 1987.
«Ésser i traspàs fan un: tot muda i tot roman;
tots hi serem al Port amb la desconeguda.»
                                                  gener 1973

J. V. Foix’s 128th Birthday

Today, January 28, 128 years ago, was born the great poet J. V. Foix, in the town of Sarrià.

«Feliç qui amb fills, alous i bous sap dur
Més alt que tots el penó dels seus zels
I en verb natiu ajusta un rim segur»

                                                                                        maig 1920

In the November 2020 issue of the journal Ínsula, professor Enric Bou comments on the case of J. V. Foix as emblematic of the avant-garde exchanges. His figure as a critic, poet and cultural agitator is essential in the surrealist panorama of 1929.

Here you can read the article.