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Hélène Cardona
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Hélène Cardona is the author of three poetry collections, most recently Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry, 2016), and the translator of five books, including José Manuel Cardona’s Birnam Wood (Salmon Poetry, 2018); Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac’s Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press, 2016), winner of a Hemingway Grant; and Dorianne Laux’s Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne, 2014). Her own work has been translated into sixteen languages and appears in World Literature Today, The London Magazine, Asymptote, The Irish Literary Times, and elsewhere. The recipient of fellowships from the Goethe-Institut and Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, she has worked as a translator for the Canadian Embassy in Paris and taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University. (updated 10/2021)

AGNI has published the following translation:

He has begun to speak to me
by Maram Al-Masri
Translated from the French by Hélène Cardona
AGNI 94 Print Only
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