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UBUWEB and ‘Homad’ , Ethnopoetics and Translation

UBUWEB and Pierre Joris‘ , ‘Homad’ Poethead has always been about books, indeed the idea initially was to share lots of women poets who have gone out of print or are not easily obtainable (save online through Amazon and such places). The blog came about as a result of an small bequest of books that Marianne Agren Mc Elroy’s daughter had given me as a gift. Marianne was a  translator and an artist. Her art books went to students of the visual and her poetry books which included Mirjam Tuominen, Bagryana, Nagy and others , Moore, Ursu, found their way from a small cardboard container to me (along with some press clippings of Marianne’s translations ). Comes Somebody by Nelly Sachs, trans, Agren Mc Elroy is on the PH site. I had added to the site some early edits of Plath (along with the re-print Of Ariel , edited by Frieda Hughes and small collections of poems from my own library which include the really hard to get and immensely popular Simone Weil, Irish language women poets and the odd male poet too !! Another resource (or set thereof) has been online, I read Pierre Joris translations (not frequently enough) …