Country: France

Hamid Tibouchi

Painter and poet HAMID TIBOUCHI, born in 1951 in Tibane (Algeria), has lived and worked in France since 1981. As a visual artist, he has exhibited at around sixty solo shows, and nearly three hundred group exhibitions, in France and around the world. His abundant production takes multiple forms—paintings, drawings, etchings, photos, artist books, object …

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Veins (extracts) // Nervures (extraits)

“a little like how a sentry in the night / paces to keep himself awake” | Selections from poet-artist Hamid Tibouchi’s Nervures in English and French.

Spiritual Distress

by Hédi Kaddour: Damn the almanac-makers who leave you / stuck between debts and death

No Rhymes

by Hédi Kaddour: No ocean, no rhymes, the prudent / mountain, long walks and sometimes / when we thought too highly of ourselves / a huge bovine herd, just before the slap

The Supermarket

Chocolates, beer, pâté, whiskey, cookies, she watches them stuff it away and the girl, already drunk, bright red, insults her, threatens to sock her in the face, old bag, they laugh, they shout Thief! The security guards come, grab her, the others laugh harder, she exclaims Not me! It’s them! The guards frisk, the girl …

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Ghérasim Luca

Poetry International 151/6
“Other Secrets of the Empty and the Full”

Venus Khoury-Ghata

Poetry International 22/23
“[Once she had a book]”

Poetry International 6
“[He told stories the way you peel a fruit]”

Hédi Kaddour

Hédi Kaddour is a Tunisia-born French poet. His work, translated by Marilyn Hacket, was featured in Volume V of Poetry International.