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Helene Cardona

Author's Bio

HÉLÈNE CARDONA is a poet, literary translator and actor, the recipient of numerous awards and honors including a Hemingway Grant and the USA Best Book Award. Her books include three bilingual poetry collections, most recently Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), and Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013); and two translations: Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), and Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne, 2014). She also translated Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings for the Iowa International Writing Program’s WhitmanWeb. She co-edits Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics, is Co-International Editor of Plume, Essay contributor to The London Magazine, and co-producer of the documentary Pablo Neruda: The Poet’s Calling. She holds a Master’s in American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College & Loyola Marymount University, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. She also translated the Lawrence Bridges film Muse of Fire for the NEA, the poetry of Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Maram Al-Masri, René Depestre, Ernest Pépin, Jean-Claude Renard, and her father José Manuel Cardona into English. Publications include Washington Square, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Irish Literary Times, Dublin Review of Books, The Warwick Review, Periódico de Poesía, Poetry Salzburg Review, Los Angeles Review & elsewhere. She also writes children stories and co-wrote with John FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel. Hélène had roles in Chocolat, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Muppets Most Wanted, World War Z, Mumford, and Happy Feet 2. For Serendipity, she co-wrote with director Peter Chelsom and composer Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang. Born in Paris and raised all over Europe, she has lived in Switzerland, France, England, Wales, Monaco, Germany, Spain and the United States.

Publications and Prizes

Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016), Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2013), The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006)
Plume Interviews (MadHat Press, 2017), The Plume Anthology of Poetry 5 (MadHat Press, 2017), Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016), Red Sky | poetry on the global epidemic of violence against women (Sable Books, 2016), The Plume Anthology of Poetry 4 (MadHat Press, 2016), Dead and Undead Poems: Zombies, Ghosts, Vampires and Devils (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), Fathers and What Must Be Said (Rebel Books, 2015), Intimacy: An Anthology (Jacar Press, 2015), Rubicon: Words and Art inspired by Oscar Wilde's Profundis (Sybaritic Press, 2015), Spirit of the Horse: An Equine Anthology (Finishing Line Press, 2015), Van Gogh's Ear - Volume 9 (The Original Van Gogh's Ear) (French Connection Press, 2015), Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond (Beyond Baroque, 2015), Beyond the Lyric Moment (Tebot Bach, 2014), Love's Peripeteias (The New Visionary Press Cooperative, 2014), Near Kin: Words and Art Inspired by Octavia E. Butler (Sybaritic Press, 2014), Read Women: An Anthology (Locked Horn Press, 2014), The Plume Anthology of Poetry (Plume, 2014), The Plume Anthology of Poetry 3 (MadHat Press, 2014), Thrush Poetry Journal: an Anthology of the first two years (Thrush Press, 2014), World Poetry Yearbook 2013 (The Earth Culture Press, 2014), For Rhino in a Shrinking World (The Poets Printery, 2013), From the Four Chambered Heart: In tribute to Anais Nin (Sybaritic Press, 2013), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2011), The Million-Line Poem (Tupelo Press, 2011), Illuminations: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts) (Celestial Arts Publishing, 2006)
Asian Signature, Askew Poetry, Asymptote, Barnwood International Poetry Magazine, Blue Fifth Review, California State Poetry Quarterly, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Colorado Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, DoveTales, Dublin Poetry Review, Dublin Review of Books, East West: A Poetry Annual, Edgar Allan Poet, Fjords Review, from the fishouse, Fulcrum, Hayden's Ferry Review, jmww, Knot Magazine, Levure Litteraire, Mad Hatters' Review, MadHat Lit, Maintenant, Mediterranean Poetry, Mythic Passages, National Translation Month, One, Periodico de Poesia, Pirene's Fountain, Plume, Poetic Diversity, Poetry International, qarrtsiluni, Saint Julian Press, Salzburg Poetry Review, Speechless the Magazine, Spillway, TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, The American Journal of Poetry, The Blue Max Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, The Irish Literary Times, The Lascaux Review, The London Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, The Mas Tequila Review, The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, The Passionate Transitory, The Poetry Bus, The Toronto Quarterly, The Warwick Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Truck, Washington Square, Waxwing Literary Journal, World Literature Today, Writer's Digest
Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016) won the Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book and the Readers' Favorite Book Award in Poetry. Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016) was awarded a Hemingway Grant by the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut Français, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013) won the USA Best Book Award in Poetry, the Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book, and the Reader's Favorite Book Award in Poetry. International Book Award and Julie Suk Award in Poetry Finalist. Honorable Mentions: London, Amsterdam, Paris, and San Francisco Book Festivals, Midwest Book Prize. 2014 Poiesis Award of Honour. Multiple-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. W.D. Gwawdodyn Finalist. Editor’s Choice: The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Issue XVI, July 2012. 2014 Rabindranath Tagore Award Judge. The Astonished Universe: French Cultural Services Grant. Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for contribution towards the preservation of Indigenous Culture and Humanity. National Foreign Language Honor Society Member. FELLOWSHIPS from the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía & the Goethe-Institut. Full scholarship, Hamilton College.

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