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Di Saverio vs. Cogswell: Translating Émile Nelligan

by Jason Freure

Émile Nelligan had me at “Canada’s first modern poet.” Nelligan is regularly touted (when he’s touted at all) as Canada’s Rimbaud. Wearing the influence of Baudelaire on his sleeve, it’s an easy comparison to make. “Our tongues now shudder in your lyrical spell,” as Marc Di Saverio translates a line from the poem “Baudelaire.”

When I found out that Marc Di Saverio was translating the poems,


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Author Note: Maureen Hynes

by Maureen Hynes

Maureen Hynes is the author of “693 Cemetery Road,” a poem that appeared in The Puritan Issue 37, Spring 2017. As part of our Author Notes series, Hynes gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the making of.

With four friends in July 2016, I spent a wonderful weeklong self-guided writing workshop on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.


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Black Friday VI: A Year-End Celebration

by Town Crier

Black Friday VI nears! Every Black Friday, The Puritan celebrates another year of publishing. This is our sixth Black Friday party and our tenth year as a magazine. Join the editors, readers, staff, and some fantastic Puritan contributors for our annual fall party this Friday. There will be readings,