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Hugo García Manríquez Translating Sean Bonney

These poems are included in the forthcoming El lenguaje de las barricadas; a collection of poems and essays by Sean Bonney, translated into Spanish by Hugo García Manríquez. El lenguaje de las barricadas will be published by @MataderoLibros, in Mexico City.

Original titles in English and sources.

“6 / What Teargas is For”, From Our Death, Commune Editions, 2019.

"Le Cygne", from Baudelaire in English, Veer Books, 2007.

"It is not the cops..."; "December 2010..."; "I understood money as a knife...";, from Happiness (Poems After Rimbaud), Unkant Publishing, 2011.

"work of the five senses...", from DOCUMENT: POEMS, DIAGRAMS, MANIFESTOS. JULY 7TH 2005-JUNE. Barque Press, 2008.

Hugo García Manríquez

Hugo García Manríquez. Poet and translator based in Oakland; his translations include George Oppen's Of Being Numerous and William's Paterson. His most recent works are Lo común and Anti-Humboldt.

Photo credit: Kevin Killian

Sean Bonney

Sean Bonney, poet and critic, was born in Brighton, England. His work, influenced by the British Poetry Revival of the 1960s and 1970s, was known for its engagement with political activism and progressive ideals. He often performed at protests, as well as in pubs and other public spaces. Bonney taught a seminar on poetry and revolution at the University of Cambridge and was an organizer of the 2012 Poetry and Revolution conference at Birkbeck, University of London, where he earned his PhD a year later.

Bonney’s many collections of poetry include Our Death (2019), Letters Against the Firmament (2016), The Commons (2011), Blade Pitch Control Unit (2005), and Happiness: Poems After Rimbaud (2011). He also published criticism on the work of Amiri Baraka, Anna Mendelssohn, Jean Genet, Ulrike Meinhof, and others. With his wife, the poet Frances Kruk, he edited the press Yt Communication. He died in an accident in Berlin in 2019.

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