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Helene Cardona

Expertise: French/Spanish/English

Language(s): English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek

Bio: Hélène Cardona is a citizen of the United States, France and Spain. She is a poet, actor, translator, teacher and dream analyst. She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master’s in American Literature. She is the author of the bilingual poetry collections Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), Life in Suspension (Tupelo Press, 2014), and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006). She also wrote children stories and co-wrote with John FitzGerald the screenplay Primate, based on his novel. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, notably Washington Square, The Warwick Review, The Enchanting Literary Verses, Recours au Poème, and in the anthologies Illuminations: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts, 2006), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2011), and The Blue Max Review (Rebel Poetry, 2012). Hélène translated the Lawrence Bridges film Muse of Fire for the NEA, Christiane Singer: Don’t Forget the Foaming Horses of the Past and What We Carry by Dorianne Laux into French, and the poetry of her father José Manuel Cardona, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Baudelaire, Aloysius Bertrand, Jacques Crickillon and Jean-Claude Renard into English. She worked as a translator for the Canadian Embassy and taught at the Ecole Bilingue, Paris, and LMU, Los Angeles. She studied English Philology in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany, and received fellowships from the Geoethe-Institut and the University of Baeza, Andalusia.


Professional Affiliations and Certifications: PEN Center USA, PEN AMERICA, The Academy of American Poets, the Poetry Society of America. The Sorbonne, Hamilton College, École Active Bilingue Paris, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, The Canadian Embassy, the French Chamber of Commerce. Member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society.


Publications: Poetry collections: Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry, 2013), Life in Suspension (Tupelo Press, 2014), and The Astonished Universe (Red Hen Press, 2006). Her poems have appeared in Washington Square, The Warwick Review, The Los Angeles Review, The Enchanting Literary Verses, Recours au Poème, Levure Littéraire, Radical Magazine, Mythic Passages, The American Center for Artists, Barnwood Mag, Askew, Spillway, Mediterranean Poetry, qarrtsiluni, Pirene’s Fountain, Maintenant 5: a Dada Poetry Journal, Maintenant 6, From the Fishouse, Saint Julian Press, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Poetry International, The Lascaux review, The Passionate Transitory, and in the anthologies Illuminations: Expressions of the Spiritual Experience (Celestial Arts 2006), Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry 2011), The Blue Max Review (Rebel Poetry, 2012) and For Rhino in A Shrinking World (2013).


Education: She attended Hamilton College, New York, where she also taught French and Spanish, and the Sorbonne, Paris, where she wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master’s in American Literature. She studied English Philology and Literature in Cambridge, England; Spanish at the International Universities of Santander and Baeza, Spain; and German at the Goethe Institute in Bremen, Germany.


Awards: Fellowships from the Universidad Internacional de Andalusia and the Goethe-Institut. The poem “From the Heart With Grace” first appeared in THRUSH Poetry Journal and was nominated for best of the net 2012 and for the 2012 Pushcart Prize. The poem “Parallel Keys” first appeared as Editor’s Choice in The Enchanting Verses Literary Review.


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