Within the program «Dilluns de Poesia» held at the Arts Santa Monica, on February 24 at 7 p.m., Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist and translator, among others, of J. V. Foix, whose Daybook. Early fragments has just published the Northwestern University Press, will talk with the poet Francesc Parcerisas.

Place: Arts Santa Monica. Rambla, 7. Barcelone

Day and time: February 24 at 7 p.m. (more…)

At the «Dalí-Magritte» exhibition presented at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique there is a panel dedicated to J. V. Foix and his «És quan dormo que hi veig clar» and also to his relationshhip with Salvador Dalí for whom dreams constitute an indispensable tool thorough which our unconscious express ourselves freely.

The avant-garde Catalan painter and the poet collaborated at the time of the magazine L’Amic de les Arts and discovered a mutual and growing interest in surrealistic thought.

Here you can see the image.

Els Navegants group, from el Baix Llobregat and Moià, have just published their sixth CD entitled «Llum polar» chose seventh composition is the poem by J. V. Foix «És quan dormo que hi veig clar», wchich appeared in his book  On he deixat les claus, dated in April 1939.

Here you can listen to the poem set to music.

Today, January 28, 2020, it is 127 years since J. V. Foix was born in the town of Sarrià. To commemorate this faact, let’s reproduce some of his verses from the sonnet that headed his book KRTU, «Solo e pensoso i più deserti campi»:

“¿No hi ha caserna ni presó tan dura,
No hi ha galera en la mar més adversa
Que em faci prou esclau i ésser més lliure?”

J. V. Foix

One more year, the Fundació J. V. Foix a new volume, which this time brings together articles and prologues by J. V. Foix about writers and artists. Among the first are Llull, Verdaguer, Maragall or Riba. Among the painters are Dalí, Miró, Picasso, Chirico, Gausachs or Josep Obiols.

Artista: Martí Pey

In the Rectoria Vella de Sant Celoni, the poet and painter Narcís Comadira will give a talk-talk entitled “The Christmas carols of Foix. A reading ” on the occasion of the exhibition “ Everyone knows, and it is prophecy ”, in homage to J. V. Foix .

Date and time: January 12 at 6 pm.
Place: Rectoria Vella de Sant Celoni. Parc de la Rectoria Vella s/n, 08470 Sant Celoni, Barcelone.

Christmas 2019

«Si l’altra nit jo cavalcava al ras», by J. V. Foix, from Onze Nadals i un Cap d’Any, 1960.

Si l’altra nit jo cavalcava al ras
Com qui torna i se’n va, i esquiva el mas,
Pertot i enlloc sentia corn i esquella;
Sona que tunc tan tunc que tocaràs,
Vénen de lluny, sense brida ni sella,
Com qui torna i se’n va, i esquiva el mas.

Here you can read the whole poem.

Artista: Stefano Puddu

Within the acts that make up the exhibition «Ho sap tothom, i és profecia», dedicated to J. V. Foix, in which eight artists took part nd that can be seen in the Rectoria Vella de Sant Celoni, Oriol Izquierdo will take part with a conference entitled «Foix: the poet, the pilgrim of the invisible».

Place: Rectoria Vella de Sant Celoni
Day and time: December 15 at 6.00 p.m.

The exhibition can be visited until January 19th, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 in the evening, and Sundays and holidays from 2/4 to 12:00 a.m. to 2/4 of noon and from 5 to 8 in the evening. Christmas and New Year closed.

J. V. Foix reading guide

For more than a year, the Clarà library in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi has been preparing a reading guide for the poet of Sarrià J. V. Foix, which has finally come to light. If you wish, you can consult it here or download it in pdf.
In addition to a brief biography, the guide contains the works of the poet available in the library, as well as the works on the author and his work. It also includes his poems, some translations, literary routes, music poems and websites about Foix.

Here you can download the pdf.

At the Rectoria Vella in Sant Celoni this year it is organized a tribute to J. V. Foix with an exhibition of the Christmas cards. In addition, Gloria Auleda, Narcís Clopés, Narcís Comadira, Rob Dubois, Judit Gil, Marduix, Vicenç Mascarell, Xavi Plana Stefano Puddu and Núria Rossell will participate in the event.

Inauguration: Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
Place: Rectoria Vella de Sant Celoni
Open exhibition: from November the 9th to January the 11th.

Here you can see the brochure.