Emmanuel Hocquard


Emmanuel Hocquard (1940—2019) was born and raised in Tangiers. He is the author of over 20 books in his native French, many of which have been translated into English, including The Invention of Glass (translated by Cole Swensen and Rod Smith, Canarium Books, 2012), Conditions of Light (translated by Jean-Jacques Poucel, Fence Books/La Presse, 2010), A Test of Solitude: Sonnets, & Personae (translated by Rosmarie Waldrop, Burning Deck, 2000), Codicil and Plan for Pond 4 (translated by Ray Di Palma and Juliette Valéry, The Post-Apollo Press, 1999), This Story Is Mine: Little Autobiographical Dictionary of Elegy (translated by Norma Cole, Instress, 1999), Theory of Tables (translated by Michael Palmer, o-blek editions, 1994), and Aerea in the Forests of Manhattan (translated by Lydia Davis, The Marlboro Press, 1992). He has also translated the work of Charles Reznikoff, Paul Auster, Michael Palmer, & Benjamin Hollander into French. He was founder and director of Un bureau sur l’Atlantique, an association to further relationships between French & American poets.

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Codicil & Plan for Pond 4
By Emmanuel Hocquard
Translated By Juliette Valéry, Ray DiPalma

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