A Renaissance Poem in Translation

The backlog continues ... here is a translation from the French of Clément Marot (1497-1544), who composed this occasional poem to Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549; yes, the Marguerite, princess of France, Queen of Navarre, Duchess of Alençon and Berry, and author of the Heptaméron!) in the happy, halcyon days before FICO credit scores. Reply to the Queen of … Continue reading A Renaissance Poem in Translation

Renée Vivien is coming out today!

The new edition of A Crown of Violets is now available through Headmistress Press and Amazon! It incorporates new translations — this time, together with their originals! — that were not included in the previous volume. Renée Vivien (née Pauline Mary Tarn, 1877-1909) was one of the first "out" lesbian writers of modern Western Europe, and probably … Continue reading Renée Vivien is coming out today!