Embedded is a 7-minute video of Donald Revell reading from his translation of Arthur Rimbaud's A Season in Hell. This reading (9/20/07), hosted by Steve Dickison and the San Francisco State Poetry Center in conjunction with Omnidawn, was held at the Unitarian Church on Franklin St in San Francisco, CA. Other readers that night were Christopher Arigo, Bin Ramke, and Laura Moriarty (link to her video here). (We plan to have Video Features of Bin Ramke and Christopher Arigo, as well as other wonderful writers in coming weeks.)
For more information about Don's translation of Arthur Rimbaud's A Season in Hell, published by Omnidawn, click this link.
Just to let you know, Don's new translation of Rimbaud's The Illumninations will be published by Omnidawn in June of 2009.
For more information on Donald Revell's book, Invisible Green: Selected Prose, published by Omnidawn, click this link.
Congrats to Gabriel Winslow-Yost and Miranda Siemienowicz, winners of the previous Omnidawn Blog contest! Their prize: FREE OMNIDAWN BOOKS OF THEIR CHOICE!!!!
You're probably asking, "when is the next OMNIDAWN BLOG CONTEST?"
The answer: RIGHT NOW!!!!
The first person who tells me what Donald says is "the right thing to say about Republicans" (you have to listen to the reading to find out). After someone leaves a comment with the correct answer, then i will give a prize to the person who comes up with the funniest alternative "bumpersticker."