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.

Antologia poètica de J. V. Foix

On Sunday, January 29th, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of J.V. Foix‘s death, the Catalan newspaper Ara offered a special edition of his Selected Poems first published by Edicions 62 in 1980 in its collection “Les millors obres de la literatura catalana” (MOLC), with a preface by Pere Gimferrer.


Blogosphere homage

On Sunday, January 29th, the bloggers from “La Catosfera” were called on to pay a simultaneous homage to J.V. Foix on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death.
You will find attached the list of over 125 participants, compiled by Victor Pàmies i Riudor in his blog Raons que rimen (Reasons that Rhyme).


Blog’s list

25 years of J. V. Foix’s death

Sunday, January 29th marks the 25th anniversary of J.V. Foix‘s death. In order to commemorate it, the J.V. Foix Foundation has scheduled an event at the Sarrià Cemetery with the participation of Xavier Lloveras, the author of the text Mots i maons (“Words and Bricks”), from the book Tombes i lletres (Graves and Literature). Following that, there will be a poetry reading by the audience.

When: 29th January at 12.00
Where: Sarrià Cemetery. Doctor Roux, s/n. 08017 Barcelona

Sarrià Cemetery

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To mark the twentfiftieth anniversary of the J. V. Foix‘s death the Biblioteca Clarà presents “Un tast de Foix” based in poet’s texts. The actress Gemma Reguant recites the poems accompanied by the pianist Anna Alemany.

Date: 24th January at 19 h
Place: Biblioteca Clarà. Dr. Carulla, 22-24. 08017 Barcelona


La Fundació J. V. Foix acaba de publicar el llibre Cada poeta és ell que conté dinou poemes escrits i recitats per J. V. Foix, amb les traduccions al castellà i un apèndix amb cinc sonets i un text inèdits. L’estudi introductori és de Ramon Salvo Torres.

Cerc el que lluu

The Fundació Lluís Carulla dedicates this year’s Christmas Carol to the “Dau al Set” group. J. V. Foix took part in the spreading of Italian and French avant-garde movements in Catalonia, and gave his support to that group in order to carry out its own investigations and the common publishing project.

Les irreals omegues

Joan Brossa, Modest Cuixart, Joan Ponç, Joan-Josep Tharrats, René Metras and Antoni Tàpies. Photograph: Enric Tormo


The “Regió 7” newspaper’s weekly supplement “Revista” devotes its edition of Saturday 19th November to the poet J.V. Foix and his roots in the Manresa and Solsona territories. Salvador Redó is the author of an extended feature which takes us around his ancestors’ countryside.

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Aquest any en fa 125 que la pastisseria que els pares de J. V. Foix van fundar la pastisseria Foix de Sarrià. El seu fill se’n va fer càrrec el 1936 i va ser-hi cal capdavant fins al 1968.

El dimecres 9 de novembre del 2011 Imma Santos escriu un article a El Periódico glossant la figura del poeta i que podeu trobar aquí sota.

Una història de Sarrià

J.V. Foix and the arts

In the Clarà Library, on Monday 14th November it will start the cicle J.V. Foix i les arts, in charge of Carmen Sobrevila and Montserrat Ruiz, which aim is to analize the influence of the poet on plastic arts. The cicle, which includes eight sessions, will take place one Monday every month and will last till the 11th June 2012.

Place: Biblioteca Clarà. Dr. Carulla, 22-24
Days: 14th November and 12nd December 2011, 9th January, 13th February, 12th March, 16th April, 14th May and 11th June 2012
Hour: 19.00
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