Today's poem is "The Farewell"

from The Manhattan Review

Guy Goffette is the author of six books of poems. The most recent, Un manteau de /ortune, published by Gallimard in 2001, received that year's Grand Prix de Poesie of the Academic Francaise. He is from the Ardennes (b. 1946), but now lives in Paris where he is an editor at Gallimard. Poems of his, in Marilyn Hacker's translation, have appeared in numerous journals. And a collection entitled Charlestown Blues has just been published by the University of Chicago Press.

Marilyn Hacker is the author of more than ten books of poetry, including Essays on Departure: New and Selected Poems 1980-2005 and Desesperanto: Poems 1999-2002. She is also a distinguished translator from the French, whose poetry titles include Birds and Bison by Claire Malroux (Sheep Meadow, 2004) and Here There Was Once a Country by Venus Khoury-Ghata (Oberlin, 2001). Her translations of Guy Goffette's poems, Charlestown Blues, was published in 2007 by the University of Chicago Press. She received the National Poetry Series Robert Fagles Translation Prize (2007) for her translations of the work of French poet Marie Etienne, King of a Hundred Horsemen (FSG, 2008).

All the poems by Guy Goffette that have appeared on Verse Daily:
November 5, 2004:  "Yannis Ritsos" by "The mountains, the houses, the trees..."

All the poems by Marilyn Hacker that have appeared on Verse Daily:
February 12, 2003:  "Square du Temple" "Moon on late daylight: green fruit plucked from a stalk..."

For Books by Marilyn Hacker (including her translations of Guy Goffette) click here.

Other poems on the web by Guy Goffette:
"Blue Gold"

Other poems on the web by Marilyn Hacker:
Three poems
Fifteen poems
"Untoward Occurence at Embassy Poetry Reading"
"Presentation Piece"

Guy Goffette according to Wikipedia.

Marilyn Hacker according to Wikipedia.

About The Manhattan Review:

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Other poems by The Manhattan Review in Verse Daily:
March 13, 2008:   "Coligny" by D. Nurske
March 11, 2008:   "Canto of the Workshop" by John Kinsella

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