The Cherry Tree that Survived the Bomb

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ROBERTO MALINI Nuclear weapons are holding the future of the world hostage. After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the international institutions discussed nuclear nonproliferation and abolition strategies. At the same time, however, 50,000 more atom bombs were produced, bombs that got smaller, more…

Welsh Poets in Traduzionetradizione

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SILVIA PIO (a cura) An international magazine of poetic translation edited by Claudia Azzola, Traduzionetradizione is an interesting enterprise in the Italian translation panorama. Issue 13 was published last summer.The  cover image is a painting by Claudio Zanini (Hunting Scene,…

Tree, a Video

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SILVIA PIO (edited by) The Albero Project, published by Margutte, is a multilingual translated project based on Richard Berengarten’s poem, TREE. Translations of the poem into ten languages appear here. The project has now been enriched by a new work of…

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…