This is R J Dent’s latest poetry collection, entitled Moonstone Silhouettes.
R J Dent says: ‘In this collection, which I edited in Paris, I’ve focussed mostly on the ethereal and the mystical, although there are a few elegies for lost friends, and one or two poems in praise of major writers who have influenced me.’
‘The landscapes that I describe range from the exotic (Ancient Greece and modern France) to the bizarre and the out-and-out surreal. The characters that I describe are often strange and other-worldly.’
Included in this new collection are translations of poems by Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Ibycus and Sappho. There are also elegies for four great writers: Jean Genet, Anna Kavan, Charles Baudelaire, and Tarjei Vesaas.
Here’s the back cover:
And here’s a link to five poems from Moonstone Silhouettes:
R J Dent says: ‘With Moonstone Silhouettes I’ve tried to create a poetry collection in which each poem is a door that opens into another world – hopefully a beautiful world you can enter through the poem and which you can stay in for a while and enjoy – a world where warmth, beauty, joy, laughter, pleasure, happiness and eroticism co-exist peacefully and harmoniously.’
Moonstone Silhouettes is available from:
or from R J Dent’s office:
Further information regarding R J Dent’s book-length translations of Alcaeus, Lautreamont, and Charles Baudelaire is available at: www.rjdent.com
Poems by R J Dent
© R J Dent (2013)