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September 10, 2015

Beyond Elsewhere

by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac
translated from the French by Hélène Cardona


About Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac

Fjords Review, Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac is the author of the acclaimed Beyond Elsewhere (Èditions du Cygne, 2013). Publications include Petite anthologie de la jeune poésie française (Éditions Géhess, 2009), Le livre de la prière (Éditions de l’Inférieur, 2013), Les Citadelles, Poésie Directe, Littérales, Polyglotte, Recours au Poème, Testament, 3è Millénaire and L’Opinion indépendante. He contributed to the book Irak, la faute, with Alain Michel and Fabien Voyer (Éditions du Cerf, 2000). He graduated from Sciences Po and holds a Master’s degree (Fondements des Droits de l'Homme). He also studied philosophy and Eastern poetry.


About Hélène Cardona

Fjords Review, Hélène Cardona Hélène Cardona is an award-winning poet, literary translator and actor. She taught at Hamilton College & Loyola Marymount University, and received a Master’s in American Literature from the Sorbonne and fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucí a. She is the author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013); Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), her translation of Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac; Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne, 2014), her translation of What We Carry by Dorianne Laux; and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006).
She is notably published in Washington Square, World Literature Today, The Warwick Review, Plume, Poetry International, Dublin Review of Books, Irish Literary Times, Periódico de Poesía, & Recours au Poème.
She co-edits Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aestehtics and Levure Litté raire and co-edited Dublin Poetry Review.

Excerpt from Beyond Elsewhere by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, forthcoming from White Pine Press in 2016, translated from the French by Hélène Cardona... read more