Guy Bennett

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Guy Bennett is a poet/translator and author. He has a Ph.D. in French Literature from UCLA. Recent collections of poetry include Self-Evident Poems (2011), and, with Béatrice Mousli, of Poésies des deux mondes: un dialogue franco-américain à travers les revues, 1850-2004 (Paris: Ent'revues, 2004). His poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, and the USA. Recent translations include works by Nicole Brossard, Jean-Michel Espitallier, Mostafa Nissabouri, Valère Novarina, Jacques Roubaud, and Giovanna Sandri. Guy Bennett is the publisher of Mindmade Books, co-editor of Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, and is a contributing editor to the New Review of Literature (USA) and Électron Libre (Morocco). He lives in Los Angeles and is a Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Department and in the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design.

Honors[edit]

Named Chevalier de l’Ordre des palmes académiques by the French Minister of Education in April 2005.

Poetry Books and Chapbooks[edit]

  • Self-Evident Poems. Los Angeles: Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2011.
  • 32 Snapshots of Marseilles. Corvallis, OR: Sacrifice Press, 2010.
  • Without Weight of Light. Cleveland: NeO-Pepper Press, 2006.
  • Drive to Cluster. In collaboration with painter Ron Griffin. Piacenza: ML & NLF, 2003.
  • 100 Famous Views. Atlanta: 3rdness, 2001.
  • The Row. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2000.
  • Retinal Echo. Duration Press, 1999.
  • Last Words. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1998.

Anthologies[edit]

  • Issue 1. Stephen McLaughlin and Jim Carpenter, eds. Arsonism (2008).
  • Nuova poesia americana. Los Angeles. Luigi Ballerini and Paul Vangelisti, eds. Milan: Mondadori, 2005.
  • Walt Whitman: Hom(m)age, 2005/1855. Eric Athenot and Olivier Brossard, eds. New York and Nantes: Turtle Point Press/éditions joca seria, 2005.
  • Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California. Douglas Messerli, ed. Los Angeles: Green Integer Books, 2005.
  • Place as Purpose: Poetry from the Western States. Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti, eds. Los Angeles: Autry Museum of Western Heritage / Sun & Moon Press, 2002.
  • Poesia in azione: in una reta de voci. Adam Vaccaro and Giacomo Guidetti, eds. Milan, Italy: Milancosa, 2002.
  • L’Anthologie 2000. Henri Deluy, ed. Paris: Fourbis, 2001.
  • Duetos: 4 poetas norte-americanos contemporâneos. Régis Bonvicino, ed. Florianópolis, Brazil: Museu/Arquivo da Poesia Manuscrita, 1997.
  • The Gertrude Stein Awards in Innovative American Poetry 1994–1995. Douglas Messerli, ed. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1996.

Selected Translations[edit]

  • Spatola, Adriano. Toward Total Poetry. Los Angeles: Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2008. [with Brendan W. Hennessey]
  • Roubaud, Jacques. Poetry, etc. Cleaning House. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2006.
  • Khaïr-Eddine, Mohammed. Damaged Fauna. Los Angeles, Seeing Eye Books, 2006.
  • Espitallier, Jean-Michel. Espitallier’s Theorem. Los Angeles: Seismicity Editions, 2005.
  • Novarina, Valère. Adramelech’s Monologue. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2004.
  • Brossard, Nicole. Shadow / Soft et Soif. Los Angeles, Seeing Eye Books, 2003. Selections published in Drunken Boat 8 (2006).
  • Leiris, Michel. Operatics. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 2001.
  • Nissabouri, Mostafa. Approach to the Desert Space. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2001.
  • Paradjanov, Sergei. Seven Visions. Los Angeles: Green Integer, 1998.
  • Sandri, Giovanna. Hourglass: The Rhythm of Traces. Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 1998.
  • Roubaud, Jacques. American Poetry Under the Pontificate of Helen Vendler. Berkeley: black fire white fire, 1997.
  • Deluy, Henri. Carnal Love. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1995.
  • Giraudon, Liliane. Fur. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1995.
  • Steiner, Giuseppe. Drawn States of Mind. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994.

Works Exhibited[edit]

  • Séptimo Festival de Literatura Experimental. Teatro de la Casa de la Cultura de Mexicali (Mexicali, Baja California), April 16, 2004.
  • Giorgio Longo’s Bunker Poetico. 49a Biennale d’Arte di Venezia. 2001.
  • Seeing Voices: Artists Collaborate with Writers. In collaboration with painter Terry Dernbach. Kress Lofts (Long Beach, CA), September 8–17, 1995.

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