2009 25 Feb

The Star Cried Rose

The star cried rose into the core of your ears.
Infinity rolled white from your neck to your thighs.
The sea pearled red onto your crimson breast
and Man has bled black at your sovereign sides.

Arthur Rimbaud

(Translation by Niall McDevitt)

2009 18 Feb

An Arthur Rimbaud Drift

Poet in the City, as an innovative poetry charity, is championing efforts to save 8 Royal College Street, the house in Camden formerly occupied by the celebrated French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine.

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2008 09 Dec

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, by Edmund White

Publisher: Atlas & Co. (October 9, 2008)
ISBN-10: 1934633151
ISBN-13: 978-1934633151

Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, by Edmund White

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2008 25 Oct

Arthur Rimbaud: Insulting Beauty

"As Rimbaud sought to reinvent love, he reinvented writing - and violently." A look at how an iconoclastic young writer revolutionized the poetic form. With readings by Rosanna Warren

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2008 15 Oct

An Arthur Rimbaud Drift

Niall McDevitt leads a poetic walk tracing the steps of the legendary Frenchman and his fellow communard/poet/homosexual/alcoholic Paul Verlaine.

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2008 13 Jul

New look for the site

The site has changed, still a blue layout, but a new banner. I colorized a black and white drawing of Arthur Rimbaud by Ernest Pignon-Ernest and used the colours of the poem "Vowels". I spent a lot of time on Arthur's blue eyes. The text in transparency is coming from the poem "Genie", one of my favourites.

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2008 31 May

"The Poem of the Sea" now on the web

Erwan Le Gal's short animated movie, released in 2004 for the 150th anniversary of Rimbaud's birth, is now available online on Dailymotion website, with English subtitles.

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2008 23 May

Bismarck's Dream (a fantasy)

Here is a translation of Bismarck's Dream by Niall McDevitt. Many thanks to him.

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2008 22 May

Unknown Rimbaud text found in France

An unknown work by the French 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud has been uncovered in a newspaper back issue in his hometown in northeastern France, a local bookseller said on Thursday.

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2008 22 Apr

"Quoi? L'Eternité" DVD review

Etienne Faure's biographical documentary provides almost everything you ever wanted to know about the life and writings of French poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891). A review by Phil Hall.

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