DYAD

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These image-poems by Richard Berengarten and Will Hill are part of a series of thirty-two collaborations, which are to be published in book form in 2018 by Dos Madres Press (Cincinnati, USA), under the title DYAD. All the compositions in…

Trees of the mind

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MIRIAM NEIGER-FLEISCHMANN While working on the translation of Richard Berengarten’s Tree into the Hebrew language and getting deep into the sense and essence of the tree as depicted in the poem, I was inspired to make a series of watercolour…

Haiku & Trees

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GERMAIN DROOGENBROODT Released from the tree a whirling down autumn leaf trip with no return Slowly branch by branch breaking out of the vapour the green of the pines Tree on a hilltop with branches spread like wishes to embrace…

Festival of Trees

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RICHARD BERENGARTEN The ‘planting’ of Richard Berengarten’s chant-poem TREE in Margutte, together with translations into other languages, marks the beginning of an ambitious poetry publishing project that has strong ecological relevance and resonances. This roots potentially wide-reaching international prospects and…

The Albero Project

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RICHARD BERENGARTEN I wrote Tree in Cambridge, 1979, at the age of thirty-five. Much of the poem’s direct inspiration came from Ann Waldman’s chant-poem, Fast Speaking Woman,[1] which she based in large part on her researches into women’s customs in…

A Dendrology: Twelve Propositions

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RICHARD BERENGARTEN Twelve propositions 1.        The word anthology often means a ‘collection of poems’. This usage blends two ideas: a ‘gathering of flowers’ and a ‘gathering of extracts from writings’.[1] In other words, an anthology is conceived as a kind…

“Tree” by Richard Berengarten

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STEFANO MARIA CASELLA An essay on Tree by Richard Berengarten (Photo: Fiorenzo Calosso) Related articles: The Albero Project (Richard Berengarten’s Introduction) A Forest of Trees (versions in different languages) Concerning “Tree”: Twelve Propositions A Dendrology: Twelve Propositions For more articles…

WHAT MATTERS

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At the Haus der Berliner Festspiele on September 6th at 6pm, just before the opening speech by Elif Shafak, ilb (Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin) screened its self-produced film “WHAT MATTERS” which includes readings of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of…