In Reality: Selected Poems
Published by Seren
Continuing Seren’s Discoveries series of exceptional writing in translation, this new collection brings the selected poems of Jean Portante to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Translated by Zoë Skoulding.
As a Francophone Luxembourger of Italian descent, Portante’s poetry is often concerned with European politics, language, and questions of identity. This dual-language edition collects work from the last 20 years, including work from his 2103 collection Après le tremblement.
Jean Portante has written more than 20 books, including collections of poems, short stories, plays, screenplays and novels. He is a founding member of the European Academy of Poetry and a member of International PEN France. He was awarded Luxembourg’s national literary prize, the Batty Weber Prize, in 2011.
Zoë Skoulding is the editor of Poetry Wales, and author of the Seren collections The Mirror Trade (2004), Remains of a Future City (2008) and The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (2013).