> Adrian Grafe, POET

Adrian Grafe, POET

2017-12-30T22:34:22+00:00

 

Language led him to the brink of silence,
he sought out vision till star­fish, sun­flo­wer,
and blow-torch flame, all near-blin­ded him.
He’d sniff the wind, drunk on the world’s fra­grance,
at music his body cried out to dance,
irre­sis­tible, that strain again.
His tongue pur­sued what no taste-buds
had ever found edible. Sparks flew
at his touch ; they left his hands fore­ver scor­ched.

Présentation de l’auteur

Adrian Grafe

Adrian Grafe est né en Angleterre, où il a gran­di. Diplôme d’Oxford. Auteur de mono­gra­phies de Hopkins et d’Emily Dickinson et direc­teur ou co-direc­­teur de plu­sieurs ouvrages consa­crés à la poé­sie anglaise moderne. A publié quelques poèmes dans des revues et a diri­gé le dos­sier Hopkins de NUNC (juin 2012). Collabore à la chro­nique des livres des Etvdes pour la lit­té­ra­ture anglaise et co-dirige, avec Emily Taylor Merriman, la chro­nique des livres du Hopkins Quarterly (Philadelphie). Il enseigne la poé­sie et la lit­té­ra­ture anglo­phone, ain­si que la tra­duc­tion, à l’université d’Artois. Il vit à Paris.

 

Adrian Grafe was born and rai­sed in Oxfordshire and stu­died at Oxford University. He is the author of mono­graphs of Hopkins and Emily Dickinson, and has edi­ted or co-edi­­ted seve­ral volumes of essays on modern British poe­try. He has publi­shed poems in small maga­zines and edi­ted the Hopkins dos­sier of NUNC (June 2012). He is a contri­bu­tor on English lite­ra­ture to the Book Reviews sec­tion of the Etvdes and co-edits with Emily Taylor Merriman the Book Reviews sec­tion of the Hopkins Quarterly (Philadelphia). He was named a Fellow of the English Association (GB) in 2011 and appoin­ted a mem­ber of Pacific Coast Philology’s consul­ta­tive com­mit­tee in 2012. He teaches English-lan­­guage poe­try and lite­ra­ture, and trans­la­tion, at Université d’Artois and lives in Paris.

 

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