Frederic Amat’s video “A rose…” is inspired by J.V. Foix‘s poem “Una rosa amb un ganivet al pit…” (“A Rose with a Knife on its Bosom…”) and was made to commemorate de 25th anniversary of the poet’s death.
It was first shown during the event that took place at the Sarrià cemetery on January 29th, and was shown again at the “Nit de Poesia al Palau” of Barcelona Poesia 2012 festival.
Poem read by Jerome Rothenberg
Hands: Nico Baixas
Translator: Mary Ann Newman
Edition: Joan Rodón
Directed by: Frederic Amat
The Servei de Biblioteques del Departament de Cultura [Libraries Service of the Culture Department] of the Generalitat de Catalunya makes its contribution to the “25 Years Without Foix” commemoration with a reading guide that contains a selection of the resources about the poet that are available at the 358 public librairies in Catalonia.
Guía delectura de J. V. Foix
Guía en Issuu biblioteques.cat /issuu.com/bibliotequescat>
The Fundació J. V. Foix has received from Estudi d’Art Jordi Aligué-Anna Bellvehí the donation of two folders containing a total of 81 drawings made by its students since the beginning of the academic year, using the J. V. Foix‘s text “El faroner, de mil bigotis…” as their inspiration. El faroner, de mil bigotis….
On Monday April the 16th there will be a presentation of the book Cada poeta és ell, published by the Fundació J. V. Foix towards the end of 2011. We will have the participation of the translators of Foix‘s poems into Spanish, Enrique Badosa and José Corredor-Matheos, as well as Albert Tugues and Ramon Salvo, who was the editor of the book.
Organized by: ACEC i Fundació J. V. Foix
Where: Aula dels Escriptors 5è pis
Ateneu Barcelonès. c/ Canuda, 6
Date: April 16th at 19.30
On March the 21st, 43 students from the school Dolors Montserdà visited the Fundació J. V. Foix and interviewed its president Jordi Madern, who was J. V. Foix‘s nephew and lived with the poet for over 35 years.
This school has worked on the life and work of J. V. Foix from primary level to 6th level, with a view to the submission of all the essays written by its students to the Jocs Florals, the Poetry Festival which will be held on April the 23th.
World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout THE WORLD and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements”.
On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March, the Port de la Selva Town Council will present a J.V. Foix literary tour, which will cover several locations in the town that were portrayed in many of the poet’s works.
Tour: Avinguda J. V. Foix, carrer de Illa, Moll d’en Balleu, cantó Torelló, carrer de Sant Baldiri (davant l’església), Plaça Pol Nadal i Mallol, carrer Mar, carrer de la Unió (davant casa d’en Foix), el Pas.
On 21st February a literary tour took place in the Sarrià of J.V. Foix. At 10:30am, 39 secondary-school students and four teachers from INS Serrat i Bonastre in Barcelona began the tour from outside Sant Vicenç church. Gemma Reguant acted as tour guide and read extracts from the works of J.V. Foix.
From February the 1st, a new paperback edition of Sol i del dol, one of the most important books by J.V. Foix, will be available in bookshops. This new edition includes a foreword by its publisher Jaume Vallcorba.
First published in 1947, Sol i de dol is a collection of seventy classical sonnets divided into sections and accompanied by several excerpts from medieval poetry.