Category Archives: Poetry translation

“Entrenchments 2015” – Daily Drawings and an Interview with Radio New Zealand

For the past four weeks I have been in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, where I have the extraordinary privilege of participating in “Entrenchments 2015”, a commemorative project at Victoria University of Wellington. “Entrenchments” is an initiative of Dr. Marco Sonzogni, … Continue reading

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“I am a creature” by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Yet another adaptation of a WWI poem by the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti, sensitively translated by Marco Sonzogni and Ross Woods. The comic is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Sonzogni and Woods, and with the New Zealand Centre … Continue reading

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“Fratelli” by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Here is my adaptation of another WWI poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti. Once again, the English translation is by Marco Sonzogni and Ross Woods. The comic is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Sonzogni and Woods, and with the New … Continue reading

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“Vigil” by Giuseppe Ungaretti

Here is my adaptation of “Veglia,” a short poem by the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti. The poem was translated into English by Marco Sonzogni and Ross Woods, two professors at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. This comic is … Continue reading

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Volume 2 of Le Canon graphique now in stores!

The second volume of the French-language edition of  The Graphic Canon, Russ Kick’s terrific anthology of graphic adaptations of the classics of world literature, is now available in fine bookstores near you (assuming you live in a French-speaking country). In … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe em Quadrinhos – Annabel Lee Comic in Portuguese

Victor Lisboa at minhadistopia has put together a Portuguese version of my comic book adaptation of Poe’s “Annabel Lee” :  http://www.minhadistopia.com/annabel-lee-em-quadrinhos/ The translation is by Fernando Pessoa, and I must say it is almost as beautiful as the original. I … Continue reading

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Charles Baudelaire – Evening Harmony – Harmonie du soir

My translation of a fantabulous poem by Charles Baudelaire, taken from his Les Fleurs du mal (1857). The poem is written according to an unusual structure known as a pantoum, which apparently originated in Malaysia. The illustration of the poem is from at least twelve years ago. Evening Harmony Now … Continue reading

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