30.9.17

Isto não é um filme. É um poema – Festival Silêncio, Lisboa

Our poetry film 'The Afternoon' is being shown as part of the official selection of the International Poetry Film competition of Festival Silêncio in Lisbon, Portugal. It will be presented in Festival Silêncio on 30 September at 8:00pm in Cossoul - Sala Raul Solnado, Avenida Dom Carlos I, 61, 1º Andar.


For details see: Isto não é um filme. É um poema – Mostra Competitiva Internacional 3 and for the complete programme of events see: festivalsilencio.com

15.9.17

Antípodas in Tenerife



On 7 September 2017 I made a presentation in the Cultural Space of the CajaCanarias Foundation in Tenerife as part of a series of events during a Cultural Week dedicated to Oceania. Based around my poetry collection Antípodas (Huerga & Fierro, 2016, bilingual edition) the audience were invited on a personal and sensory journey from Aotearoa, New Zealand, to the antipodes, Spain. A journey illustrated with my paintings, photographs and audiovisual work. The act was introduced by the president of the CajaCanarias Foundation Alberto Delgado Prieto, the New Zealand Ambassador Andrew Jenks, and moderated by the Tenerife journalist Leo Santisteban.

Photos by Álex Rosa.

Information about the conference in Spanish / Información sobre la conferencia en La Semana Cultural CajaCanarias.

(From left to right) Charles Olsen with Alberto Delgado Prieto, President of the CajaCanarias Foundation, New Zealand's Ambassador to Spain, Andrew Jenks and journalist Leo Santisteban.

Greeting New Zealand's Ambassador to Spain, Andrew Jenks.


With one of my paintings in oil on paper from the New Zealand series, 1992.

29.6.17

XIII distinción Poetas de Otros Mundos

Los poetas Lilián Pallares (Colombia) y Charles Olsen (Nueva Zelanda) reciben la distinción POETAS DE OTROS MUNDOS concedida por el Fondo Poético Internacional en reconocimiento a la alta calidad de su obra poética.

El acto de entrega será presentado por el poeta aragonés, Ángel Guinda, presidente del Fondo Poético Internacional, y se realizará el domingo 9 de Julio del presente año en Madrid, Librería Nakama (Calle Pelayo 22), a las 12:30 del mediodía.

Las anteriores distinciones fueron otorgadas a los poetas Theodoro Elssaca (Chile), Subhro Bandopadyay (India), Zhivka Baltadzhieva (Bulgaria), Mohsen Emadi (Irán), Ahmad Yamani (Egipto), Inés Ramón (Argentina), Rubén Grajeda Fuentes, “Leo Zelada” (Perú), Nicanor Parra (Chile), Abdul Hadi Sadoun (Irak), Mohamed Alfaqueeh (Libia), Soleh Wolpé (Irán) y Luljeta Lleshanaku (Albania).


Interview on Upbeat, Radio New Zealand, Kiwi poet receives international award, RNZ, July 2017 [ENGLISH]

Kiwi receives international poetry award in Spain, NZEdge, July 2017 [ENGLISH]

NZ poet honoured in Spain, thebigidea, June 2017 [ENGLISH]

NZ Poet receives XIII distinction 'Poets From Other Worlds' in Spain, Beattie's Book Blog, June 2017 [ENGLISH]

Poetas de otros mundos XIII y XIV, ARTES&COSAS, June 2017

Good news: NZ poet, Charles Olsen, receives Spanish poetry award, NZ Poetry Shelf, June 2017 [ENGLISH]

NZ Poet receives XIII distinction, scoop culture, June 2017 [ENGLISH]

Reconocen a Poeta de Barranquilla en España, El Heraldo, Colombia, June 2017

18.5.17

Trailer – Mañana de pesca/Morning's fishing


This trailer is subtitled in English.

Grabado en Punta Umbría en Huelva este videopoema lo he hecho con mi poema 'Mañana de pesca' que está publicado en el libro Antípodas (Huerga y Fierro, 2016). Aquí el trailer.
Música courtesía de Eel, Nueva Zelanda
Producción: antenablue.com

Filmed in the coastal town of Punta Umbría in the Andalusian province of Huelva, this poetry film is inspired by my poem 'Morning's fishing', which is published in the book Antípodas (Huerga & Fierro, 2016, bilingual edition). This is the trailer.
Music courtesy of Eel, New Zealand
Production: antenablue.com

10.5.17

SINESTÈSIA 2017





¡Estoy muy agradecido de que mi videopoema La Tarde haya sido seleccionado para Sinestèsia 2017! La muestra internacional de videopoesía de Barcelona se celebrará el 19 de mayo en La Bonne Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison. Puedes consultar los videopoemas seleccionados en sinestesiavideopoesia.com y seguir su facebook @proleliteraria

I'm very pleased that my videopoem La Tarde (The Afternoon) has been selected for Sinestèsia 2017. This international presentation of videopoetry will take place on May 19th at La Bonne Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison, Barcelona, Spain. You can find the list of selected works in sinestesiavideopoesia.com and follow their facebook @proleliteraria


9.5.17

'Antípodas' by Carmen Hernández Montalbán

Aquí comparto el poema 'Antípodas' que me ha dedicado la poeta Carmen Hernández Montalbán y después está mi traducción al inglés.
This poem 'Antipodes' was dedicated to me by the Spanish poet Carmen Hernández Montalbán, from Guadix, Granada, Spain. I have included the original Spanish poem and my translation follows below.




ANTÍPODAS


Al otro lado del mundo,

Nuestro opuesto es la belleza,

Transfigurada en rareza,

Ignorada en un segundo,

Polos unidos, mitad con mitad,

Opuestos vertebrados que al compás giran,

Día, noche, rostros que nunca se miran,

Arcaicas culturas sofocadas, sin libertad,

Son dos imanes moviendo la esfera,

Ondas magnéticas derribando un muro,

Luces y sombras para pensamiento,

Soles y lunas en compas de espera,

Ecos y voces mirando el futuro,

Notas discordantes a merced del viento.


Carmen Hernández Montalbán




ANTIPODES



At the far side of the world,

New Zealand, our antipodes, so beautiful,

Transfigured in strangeness,

Ignored in a moment,

Poles united, one half with the other,

Opposite vertebrae turn in rhythm,

Day, night, faces that never look on one another,

Each archaic culture suffocated, without freedom,

Sphere propelled by two magnets,

Or a magnetic wave bringing down a wall,

Light and shade for thinking,

Suns and moons in hopeful rhythm,

Echoes and voices looking to the future,

Notes in discord at the wind’s mercy.




Translation by Charles Olsen

18.2.17

Encuentro Febrero Poético – Espacio Ronda


Espacio entre Letras, Tertulia literaria Intercultural en Espacio Ronda
Coordinado por el poeta iraquí Abdul Hadi Sadoun
Sábado 25 de Febrero 2017, 19.30 hrs.

Se complace a invitarle al
Encuentro FEBRERO PÓETICO
Primera edición de encuentro Internacional de poesía
con la participación de diversos poetas de varias nacionalidades
España – Serbia – Marruecos – Palestina – Perú – Egipto - Nueva Zelanda - Irak

Esta Encuentro contará con la presencia de:

Talat Shahin - Tomás Acosta Píriz - Dusica Nikolic Dann - Charles Olsen - Alicia Aza
Said Alami - Rosana Acquaroni - Morad Zian - Ángeles Fernangómez - Pilar Gómez
Luis Alva Ampuero - Isabel Miguel - Armando Lozano Hernández - Abdul Hadi Sadoun


Entrada libre, se ruega confirmación

Espacio Ronda está en la calle Ronda de Segovia 50, Madrid
Confirmación: Teléfono 91 366 1041, móvil 639 819 503 o correo electrónico: info@espacioronda.com