Archive for the ‘Issue 9’ Category

Today birthday of Richard Berengarten, UK author

Today, June 4 is the birthday of Richard Berengarten (aka Richard Burns), a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, and a contributor to Issue 9, Issue 12 and Issue 21 of Interlitq.

Today, April 2, birthday of Tsvetanka Elenkova, Bulgarian author and publisher

Tsvetanka Elenkova

Today, April 2, is the birthday of Tsvetanka Elenkova, the Bulgarian author and publisher, and a contributor to Issue 5 and Issue 9 of Interlitq.

Ruth Padel to contribute new poetry to Interlitq´s “English Writers 2” feature

Ruth Padel by Beverley Fry

Ruth Padel by Beverley Fry

Ruth Padel, the UK poet who was a contributor to Issue 9 and Issue 18 of Interlitq, will contribute new poetry to Interlitq´s English Writers 2 feature.

“I WAS INTRODUCED to Octavio and Marie-José Paz in Cambridge in 1970 by my friend and fellow-poet Anthony Rudolf”: Richard Berengarten

Richard Berengarten

Richard Berengarten

Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz

Writing in The Fortnightly ReviewRichard Berengarten (aka Richard Burns), a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, and a contributor to Issue 9, Issue 12 and Issue 21 of Interlitq, reflects:

“I WAS INTRODUCED to Octavio and Marie-José Paz in Cambridge in 1970 by my friend and fellow-poet Anthony Rudolf. Tony and I had been undergraduates at Cambridge from 1961 to 1964. I have been grateful to him for that introduction ever since.

In 1970, Octavio was fifty-five years old and I was twenty-six. I was fascinated by him from the outset. I had never met a writer from the Spanish-speaking world before, let alone Mexico. I had studied English at Cambridge, and in the mid-to-late 1960s my poetic interests lay mainly in Italy and Greece. From 1964 to 1966 I had lived in Padua and Venice and, in 1967-78, in Thebes and Athens. In 1965, I translated poems by Cesare Pavese and Aldo Vianello, and in Venice I once half-met Ezra Pound. In Greece, I had been discovering the work of George Seferis, as well as other modern Greek poets, including Constantine Cavafy, Yannis Ritsos, Odysseus Elytis, and Nikos Gatsos; and since the 1967 coup d’état, I had been very much involved in the campaign to restore democracy to Greece. These interests and preoccupations gave me little direct context in which to place Octavio. Nor did I know his work. If there was any advantage in my ignorance, it was that I first met him as a man rather than as a writer.”

 

Interlitq wishes Richard Berengarten many happy returns of his birthday today, 04 June

Richard Berengarten

Richard Berengarten

Interlitq wishes Richard Berengarten (aka Richard Burns), a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, and a contributor to Issue 9, Issue 12 and Issue 21 of Interlitq, many happy returns of his birthday, today, 04 June.