Monday, October 20, 2014

JUST about OUT! Benway series Folio 9! PLUS a film by Gilles Weinzaepflan of the VERBERIE moulin rouge poems!

Photo by Alessandra Cava of the BENWAY SERIES 9 folio--feel free to order one of your very own online!
The summer may already seem far far behind us, but one of the loveliest moments for me was the time spent in Verberie near Compiègne at le Moulin Rouge an old marberie (marble mill) with French and Italian poets and artists--Michaël Batalla, Gilles Weinzaepflan, Laurent Grisel, Marc Perrin, Anne Kawala, Andrea Inglese, Alessandra Cava, Mariangela Guatteri, Renata Morresi, Florence Manlik and myself, Jennifer K Dick. 

We were drawn together by Michaël Batalla and Andrea Inglese for a week-long intensive communal reflection on writing, performance, etc but also came to produce new writing and also then Gilles made a film and our week ended with a "BOOM" as the French say which we opened wth a reading performance of that work that we had all written and translated during those green, insect-laden days and those fireside reading-filled nights post bbq in the garden by flame and firelight. 

AND NOW the first of the publications linked to the time spent together is just about OUT--BENWAY SERIES 9! Presented this weekend at the EX.IT poetry festival and conference in Albinea, Italy!

It has extracts of each of the 10 authors poems --on one side in our native language, on the other in Italian translation--plus a drawing by Florence Manlik (seen in the photo of the folio above) representing in lines the interconnection of the 11 of us. Along one side is also a series of black and white photos by Mariangela Guatteri who is also responsible for the overall layout and editing of the publication of the Benway Folio series.

Keep your eye on the BENWAY site for the official publication announcement if you want to get your own copy mailed to you! or also keep up with them on their facebook page at:

For the movie--where each poet reads their extract in their native tongue and the background images and sounds are furnished and produced by Gilles Weinzaepflan, see the film at: to see video made by Gilles Weinzaepflan