Helene Cardona


Biography of Helene Cardona

Hélène Cardona is a poet, linguist & actor, author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry,2013) , winner of the Pinnacle Book Award and the 2014 Readers' Favorite Award in Poetry; The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press,2006) : and Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry,2016) . Her translation Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne) of What We Carry by Dorianne Laux came out in September 2014.
She also translated Beyond Elsewhere by Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Renard, Crickillon, René Depestre, Ernest Pépin, and her father José Manuel Cardona.
She holds a Master’s in English & American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College & Loyola Marymount University, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía.
She is Chief Executive Editor of Dublin Poetry Review and Levure Littéraire, and Managing Editor of Fulcrum. Publications include Washington Square, World Literature Today, Poetry International, The Warwick Review, The Irish Literary Times, The Salzburg Review, Periódico de Poesía, Recours au Poème & many more.
Acting credits include Chocolat, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Hundred-Foot Journey, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Muppets Most Wanted, World War Z, Mumford, and Happy Feet 2. For Serendipity she co-wrote with director Peter Chelsom and composer Alan Silvestri the song Lucienne, which she also sang. Hélène is in and co-produced the award-winning documentary Femme: Women Healing the World, directed by Emmanuel Itier.
Born in Paris and raised all over Europe, she has lived in Geneva, Cambridge, London, Llandudno, Monte-Carlo, Bremen, Paris, Tarragona, Madrid, New York City and Santa Monica.

Helene Cardona's Works:

Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry,2013)
Ce que nous portons (Éditions du Cygne,2014) , the French translation of What We Carry by Dorianne Laux
The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press,2006)

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