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Book Launch by Huntsville Celebrity, Jan Cole

Invitation flyer for Jan Cole Book Launch

Jan Cole with Adelina MoyaJan Cole’s poetry book launch November 17, 2018 at the Wynne Home in Huntsville, Texas

On Saturday, November 17 from 5:00-8:00 P.M., the Huntsville Arts Commission is sponsoring a book launch for Jan Cole’s new edition of Sisypha Larvata Prodeat (Sisypha Wearing a Mask Advances), a unique trilingual poetry collection first published in 1987. Many of the poems are set in Huntsville, while others introduce friends Cole has known and made music with around the world. This new edition of the book includes the striking and eclectic art of Mexican artist, Adelina Moya and Chinese translations by Lorrie Lo and Angela Liu.

What reviewers have to say:

These poems are about life, love, friendship, and masks. The rhythmic lines carry quick movements of life . . . They are witty and thought-provoking, funny, [and] agonizing with suggestions of human struggles, and [they are] freshly imagistic . . . 薛西法假面潛行」是本有關生命,友誼與面具的詩集。韻律十足的詩句帶動了生命與思 想的快節奏。它們機智且引人深思,有趣,有暗示人類掙扎的痛苦,也有將憂鬱與蛋重疊 的鮮活意象。大部分的詩都很短,但它們令人有瞬間領悟的時刻。—Dr. Jianqing Zheng (鄭建青英美文學博士)

These poems have given me greater insight into this remarkably talented woman whose low, soft voice and extreme modesty belie an active and passionate inner voice—one which can express universal truths while telling her personal story. 這些詩也助我更深入的領會到, 這個有著非凡天賦的女人,其實在她輕柔,低沉,且極 端謙虛的言語之下,還有一道激情活躍的聲響—在敘述自身故事的同時,還能表達普 世真理的一道聲音。 —Dr. Ralph Pease (洛夫.皮士英美文學博士)


Jan Cole is best known as a musician, composer, linguist and teacher. Studying music at the Paris Conservatory fueled Cole’s love of language as well as music.

Adelina Moya’s art is displayed in galleries around Mexico and Texas. She teaches porcelain, ceramic, watercolor, wood-burning, oil, acrylic and wash techniques.

About Madville Publishing LLC: Madville’s mission is to present language in a playful, imaginative way. They adore code switching and regionalisms from around the world, and publish poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that straddles borders.


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Poetry, Art, and Language!

Sisypha Larvata Prodeat by Jan Cole, art by Adelina Moya in English, French, and Chinese

Multilingual Poetry and Art

We are excited to report that our multilingual poetry book by Jan Cole, Sisypha Larvata Prodeat, is nearing completion. We are equally happy to report that we have received grant funding from the Huntsville Arts Council to help us with promotion for the book and for Huntsville through poetry readings and art display (featuring Adelina Moya’s vibrant images) at the Wynne Home in Huntsville, Texas. Here is a poster we’d be honored to have you share. Note that the book cover is not in its final version yet.

Sisypha Larvata Prodeat by Jan Cole, art by Adelina Moya in English, French, and Chinese

ISBN: 978-1-948692-00-7 paper $15.95
6×9. 114 pp.
Literary Poetry, English, Chinese, French
October 2018
Madville Publishing