The poetry-reading series «4 x 2: poetes llegeixen poetes» will open at the Biblioteca Vapor Badia in Sabadell, on February 11th. This series of events is organised by Papers de Versàlia, and includes 8 sixty-minute sessions where each poet will comment his or her own work and some other poet’s work.
Days: February 11th and 25th at 7:00 pm
Reading: Josep M Ripoll / J. V. Foix
Site: Biblioteca Vapor Badia. Carrer de les Tres Creus, 127
These events are free of charge, but those who are interested in attending them should enrol to a minimun of two monthly sessions.
Literary critic Xavier Pla, the author of the foreword to Un traficant d’idees a les fronteres de l’art, quoted two authors during the presentation of the book, which took place at the Ateneu Barcelonès. The first is Eugeni d’Ors, Xènius; the second is J. V. Foix, Focius:
«Al nostre entendre, un diari, com un poema, s’ha de redactar, compaginar, imprimir pensant en els nostres successors d’ací a dos segles. […] D’ací a cent anys, d’ací a dos-cents anys, serem judicats pels nostres diaris! Cada número nou del diari hauria d’ésser considerat com un llegat que fem a l’eternitat.» (La Publicitat, 31.III.1932).
To see the whole video of the event click here.
The 63rd gala of the Nit de Santa Llúcia, held in Manresa, was dedicated to surrealism. The artistic show created by playwright Esteve Soler included, among others, J. V. Foix‘s text «Darrer comunicat».
One of the events offered by the Coral Sant Jordi this Christmas is Narcís Bonet’s cantata “Ho sap tothom i és profecia”, after J. V. Foix‘s Christmas poem. Conducted by Lluís Vila Casañas, the concert will take place at the Santa Cecília church.
Site: Parròquia de Santa Cecília. Passeig de Sant Gervasi, 66 Barcelona
Day and hour: December 15th at 5:30 pm
On Monday Dicember the 9th there will be a presentation of the book Amb versos de vacances, by J. V. Foix, published by the Fundació J. V. Foix. We will have the participation of the poet and translator of J. V. Foix‘s poems into Spanish, Enrique Badosa and of Josep Ma Fulquet, poet and a Foix’s friend.
Organized by: ACEC and Fundació J. V. Foix
Where: Aula dels Escriptors 5è pis
Ateneu Barcelonès. c/ Canuda, 6
Date: Dicember 9th at 19.30
Arola Editors has published Catalans de les lletres i les arts del segle xx, a collection of photographs of and texts by the most important classics of the Catalan culture in the second half of the twentieth century. Among them there is one of J. V. Foix, taken by Ferran Sendra, accompanied by some words from Tocant a mà.
An exhibition of artist books will be opened at Casal de Barri del Poblenou on Thursday 31th October. The exhibition is inspired by J. V. Foix and Salvador Espriu poems. L’exposició consisteix en obra gràfica de les artistes que formen el grup Poètica Còdex. Dins del marc de l’exposició, el 22 de novembre hi ha programat un recital poètic.
Site: Casal del Poblenou. Rambla del Poblenou, 49. Barcelona
Hour: 31th October 7.30 pm
The exhibition will remain opened from 31th October to 29th November. Opening houres: Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and Monday to Friday from 4.30 pm to 9 pm
A collage exhibition by Jordi Pagès will be opened at the art gallery of the “A peu, de pàgina” bookshop, in Sarrià, on Thursday 17th October. The exhibition is inspired by J. V. Foix‘s book Les irreals omegues. Vicenç Altaió will read some poems.
Site: A peu, de pàgina bookshop. Major de Sarrià, 50. Barcelone
Day and hour: 17th October 8 pm
The exhibition will remain open from October 17th to October 31st.
Carlos Clementson, poet, critic, translator and lecturer in Spanish Literature and Catalan Language and Literature at Cordoba University, has written a poem in honor of J. V. Foix which he dedicates to Enrique Badosa, entitled “El nou i el vell” (The new and the old).
Fernando Valls has published it in his blog “La nave de los locos“.
We already reported the publication of the second part of the interview, which appeared in issuenumber 3. The editors are Anna Lloveras, Cristina Martínez, Roger Vilà i Jordi and Joaquim Armengol.