Poems after Germain Nouveau

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I was invited by producer Myriam Blundell to attend the Willums Art Foundation Residency in Provence to work, initially, on a new screenplay. Whilst staying at the Mas de Graviers I came across the work of Germain Nouveau, a local poet buried in the cemetery at Pourrières…

Germain Nouveau befriended, lived and travelled with the legendary symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud. Their relationship was certainly not as scandalous or as celebrated at Rimbaud‘s grande passion with Verlaine and Nouveau‘s legacy suffered as a result. These three pieces are not so much translations as reincarnations or reimaginings of poems by Nouveau.