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Todd Fredson

Todd Fredson is the author of the poetry collection, The Crucifix-Blocks (Tebot Bach, 2012) and a translator of Francophone West African literature. He has translated two collections of Josué Guébo’s poetry, My country, tonight (Action Books, 2016) and Think of Lampedusa (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). He is a doctoral candidate in the Creative Writing and Literature program at the University of Southern California and was a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar in the Ivory Coast.

10423684883_7bcbcfcab3_o Poetry

. . . on a drop of the bitter sea
I’d demand that life itself
explain its proportions
Life would come and confess

Josué Guébo Todd Fredson