December 20, 2013

DAY 20: Charles Baudelaire * Sandra Simonds *

Sandra Simonds reads CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul VerlaineArthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarmé among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience. (Wiki)

Simonds’ reads  'Transliteration of Baudelaire's 'Destruction'. Her poems have been published in many  journals such as Poetry,  American Poetry ReviewThe Believer, the Colorado Review, Fence, the Columbia Poetry ReviewBarrow StreetVolt, the New Orleans Review and Lana Turner. Her Creative Nonfiction has been published in Post Road and other literary journals.
She lives  in Tallahassee, Florida and is Assistant Professor of English at Thomas University in beautiful, rural Southern Georgia.

No comments: