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Sunday, November 20, 2011


Jean-Mari Spitaels presents an evening of poetry, music and art titled Potpourri at the St Clements – Mondays at Seven programme on November 21.
Dust on the Road is the second collection of poems published by Jean Cornet (pen name of J.M. Spitaels), but this time written in English. His first collection, Craie Morte, used Moliere’s language, but in this one the poet crosses the English channel as he did some 50 years ago as a teenager and explores the possibilities offered by Shakespeare’s language.

It starts with a translation in English of some of the poems of Craie Morte but gives you the two versions, French and English, because, as the author explains in his essay on poetry, translating a poem is writing another poem.

Potpourri takes place at 1900 at St Clements, offering an evening of music and song accompanied by an exhibition of artworks.

St Clements is situated at 191 Musgrave Road on the right-hand side a short way down Musgrave after the St Thomas Road intersection. Mondays at Seven run between 19h00 and 20h00. Booking is advised on 031 202 2511. There is no cover charge but there is a donations box to support presenters.