Book cover for Dreaming My Animal Selves
Tabula Poetica’s
Annual Poetry Reading Series continues on Thursday, October 1, 2015 with poet Hélène Cardona, author of 
Dreaming My Animal Selves
(Salmon Poetry, 2013).

Her talk will begin at 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room, 2nd Floor, Leatherby Libraries.

About the Author

Hélène Cardona
is a poet, literary translator, actor and dream analyst, author of
Life in Suspension
(Salmon Poetry, 2016),
Dreaming My Animal Selves
(Salmon Poetry),
Ce que nous portons
(Éditions du Cygne), her translation of Dorianne Laux,
Beyond Elsewhere
(White Pine Press, 2016), her translation of Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, and
The Astonished Universe
(Red Hen Press).

She wrote her thesis on Henry James for her Master’s in English & American Literature from the Sorbonne, taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University, and received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut & Universidad Internacional de Andalucía.

She co-edits 

of Poetry and Aesthetics, Dublin Poetry Review, Levure Littéraire
, is a contributor to 
The London Magazine,
and co-producer of the documentary
Pablo Neruda: The Poet’s Calling

Publications include
Washington Square, Poetry International, Irish Literary Times, The Warwick Review, Plume, World Literature Today
& more.

A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Hélène had roles in
Chocolat, Jurassic World, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Serendipity,
she co-wrote with director Peter Chelsom & composer Alan Silvestri the song
which she also sang. Born in Paris of a Greek mother and Spanish father, she has traveled extensively and lived in Geneva, Cambridge, London, Llandudno, Monte-Carlo, Bremen, Tarragona, New York City and Santa Monica.