Category Archives: Poetry translation

Translation of a Montreal song from 1709

Back in 2012, I created a comic based on the lyrics of a song written in 1709 by the Montreal painter, money forger, and jailbird Jean Berger (1681-?). Jean Berger was suspected of being involved in the beating of Saint-Olive, the … Continue reading

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English Translation of Émile Nelligan’s “Déraison” and “Le Fou” in Winning Writers

The latest issue of the Winning Writers (https://winningwriters.com/) newsletter is out today, and it features my comics adaptation of nineteenth-century Montreal poet Émile Nelligan’s “Déraison” and “Le fou”, now accompanied with my English translation of the two poems. I am reproducing … Continue reading

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“Partners in Rhyme”: Oscar Wilde’s “Impression du Matin” in Atelier Magazine

The latest issue of Atelier, Italy’s foremost contemporary poetry magazine, is now out, and I’m honoured to be featured in it with a comics adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short poem “Impression du Matin” (1881). The comic is accompanied by an … Continue reading

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“Annabel Lee” comic in Mamut

My adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annable Lee,” appears in the latest issue of Mamut, a semi-annual  Spanish-language magazine based out of Barcelona and dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy and horror culture. It’s a thrill for me to be included in … Continue reading

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“Dora Markus” by Eugenio Montale (English translation)

A couple of months ago, I created a comics adaptation of an extract from the poem “Dora Markus” by Eugenio Montale (1896-1981). The comic was commissioned by Atelier, Italy’s leading online poetry magazine. I subsequently asked my old collaborators Dr. … Continue reading

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Ungaretti’s Dead Comrade Identified? – An Article by Mario Colombo

One hundred years ago today, on the 23rd of December, 1915, Giuseppe Ungaretti wrote what would become one of the most famous Italian poems of the First World War,  the very short but infinitely moving “Veglia” (“Vigil”). The 27-year-old poet … Continue reading

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“Sono una creatura” di Giuseppe Ungaretti (versione originale)

Last year, I created a comics adaptation of a translation of “Sono una creatura,” an Italian WWI poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970). The translation, titled “I Am a Creature” was done by Dr. Marco Sonzogni and Dr. Ross Woods of … Continue reading

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