Poetry From the June 2012 issue: The Queer Issue III
Jean SénacJean Sénac
Jean Sénac (1926–73) was a Francophone Algerian poet who published a number of poetry collections during his life, including Poèmes Illiaques, Avant-Corps, La Mythe de la Sperme-Mediteranée, and Dérision et Vertige. He founded the literary magazines Soleil, Terrasses, and Galery 54. His collections Les Désordres and Corpoème were posthumously published, as were collections of his critical prose and journals.
Translated from FrenchFrench by Douglas BasfordDouglas Basford
Douglas Basford’s poems, translations, and critical prose appear in Poetry, Western Humanities Review, Two Lines, Subtropics, the Hopkins Review, the Texas Review, Smartish Pace, Diagram, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and elsewhere. He has received scholarships and awards from the Sewanee and Bread Loaf conferences, the Summer Literary Seminars, and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund. He teaches at SUNY-Buffalo, founded and co-edits the online poetry journal Unsplendid, and is reviews and prose editor for the National Poetry Review.
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