n New Coin Poetry - In the Heat of Shadows: South African Poetry 1996-2013, Denis Hirson (Ed.) : review




Denis Hirson, the South African poet now living in France, has once again edited an anthology of poetry, this one spanning the years 1996-2013. Prior to this anthology, Hirson edited (Northwestern University, 1997). This present anthology, with 135 poems from 32 poets, arose as a result of the Festival international de poètes en Val de Marne held between 24 May and 2 June 2013. The organisers, impressed by the readings of the South African contingent who had attended the festival, proposed a French anthology devoted to South African poetry, which Hirson offered to edit. This resulted in the anthology (November 2013), a special issue of the literary journal , whose editors, as Hirson says in his Introduction, gave him 'a free hand in constituting the French anthology which was made in tandem with this one.'


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