On Monday June the 25th at 19.30 five artists will present their works inspired in J. V. Foix. The proposal includes a number of techniques. The artists are Marina Berdalet, Montse Ginesta, Eva Figueras, Marta Balaguer, Marian López and Manuela Candini.

Site: Aula dels Escriptors. Ateneu Barcelonès. 5th floor. Canuda, 7 Barcelone
Date: June 25th at 19.30 h

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On Saturday June the 30th, a commemoration of the 25 anniversary of J.V. Foix will take place in El Port de la Selva. The events will start at 10 am. Three exhibitions will be inaugurated at 11 am. In the afternoon a round table will be held, together with a recital about texts by Foix, with some musical accompaniment. More information

Day: Saturday the 30th June
Place: El Port de la Selva
Litterary Tours at 10.00 and 11.45 h

Poesia concertant en clau de sol, i de do(l)

A Sarfa bus has been hired for this purpose. The bus will leave Barcelona (Ronda de Sant Pere, 21) at 9.15 am. Reservations can be made for the journey. You’ll find more information here.

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J. V. Foix. c. 1977. Foto d'Humberto RivasThe cultural magazine El Ciervo, which this 2012 celebrates its 60th anniversary, dedicates the June “Pliego de Poesía” to J. V. Foix. With the title “Ya XXV años sin J. V. Foix” the poet and translator Enrique Badosa carries out a gloss of the Sol, i de dol‘s author and presents the Spanish translations of eight poems.

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Llibres per llegir invites you to a literary tour through J. V. Foix‘s vital and urban spaces. The tour has been designed by Maria Nunes, a Professor of Catalan Language and Literature. Professor Nunes will describe the most emblematic places in the author’s biography and work.

Time and meeting place: 6:30 pm outside the entrance to the Sarrià railway station (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya).
Date: June 8th, 2012
City and length of the tour: Barcelona, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

A rose…

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.

A Rose with a Knife on its Bosom…

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Poem read by Jerome Rothenberg
Hands: Nico Baixas
Translator: Mary Ann Newman
Edition: Joan Rodón
Directed by: Frederic Amat

J. V. Foix: reading guide

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.

This guide is available in //cultura.gencat.cat/biblio/guiesdelectura and in www.issuu.com/bibiliotequescat, where you can also find others reading guides prepared by the Libraries Service.

Guía delectura de J. V. Foix

Guía en Issuu biblioteques.cat

El faroner, de mil bigotis…

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….

Estudi d’Art Jordi Aligué i Anna Bellvehí


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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

ACEC Invitation

Invitació ACEC

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Que hagin aparedat…

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.

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World Poetry Day

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”.

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