'The writing is quiet, subtle, and makes the kind of surprising turns that are the mark of fine verse.’ – Fiona Sampson, The Guardian on After Cezanne
After Cézanne is a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life and work of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Reimagining his friendships with Zola and Pissarro, his impact on Matisse and Picasso, as well as his posthumous reputation, Maitreyabandhu celebrates Cézanne’s apples and card players in poems at once tender, urgent and amused. The book includes twenty-five colour reproductions and a preface by Christopher Lloyd (Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, 1988-2005).
'After Cézanne’ is a collection of 56 poems about the life and influence of the Paul Cézanne. Cézanne has been an inspiration to me since I was at Goldsmiths Art College thirty years ago, so the poems come out of hundreds of hours of looking at his paintings, as well as reading his letters, reading biographies and critical studies, not to mention a wonderful trip to his studio. It has taken me five years to write.'
After Cézanne was given a pre-publication launch at the London Buddhist Centre on 21 September 2019. Maitreyabandhu gave a a reading in combination with a slideshow of Cézanne's paintings. He also read at Fire River Poets in Taunton, Somerset, on 5 September. Click here to read their interview with Maitreyabandhu.
Friday 29th November 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Dublin Buddhist Centre
unit 5 | liberty corner | james joyce street | dublin D01 N5H6 | ireland
Maitreyabandhu Book Launch - 'After Cézanne'
After Cézanne is a sequence of fifty-six poems exploring the life and work of the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne.
Maitreyabandhu will be launching this book on this night, and reading a selection of the poems.
Copies will be available for purchase and for signing by Maitreyabandhu on the night.
Click here for more information.
Maitreyabandhu reads 'The Apple's Progress' from After Cézanne.
Maitreyabandhu reads 'Rilke Writes to His Wife from the Salon D'Automne' from After Cézanne:
[12 November 2019]