Cartographies of the In-Between

The 2011 collection of essays & takes on my work, edited by Peter Cockelbergh & published by Literaria Pragensia Books in Prague (Czech Republic) under Louis Armand’s auspices, has just been released as a pdf that can be downloaded here  (though, I am told, a few actual copies remain & can be purchased here directly from the press). Below, the table of contents preceded by 3 extracts from the … Read more Cartographies of the In-Between

Ammiel Alcalay Remembers Jack Hirschman (1933-2021)

News of Jack Hirschman’s death on August 22nd simply knocked the wind out of me. Despite his age, it came without premonition, and felt unexpected and jarring. When mutual friend David Meltzer passed in 2016 I dreamt about him, only to wake up to the news. Jack had collaborated closely on David’s magazine, TREE, the harbinger for a radical Jewish poetics that found sources not only in the kabbalah but in a politics grounded in the generative and generous … Read more Ammiel Alcalay Remembers Jack Hirschman (1933-2021)

Brooklyn Rail Radical Poetry Reading with Pierre Joris

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ART, POLITICS, AND CULTURE   •   INDEPENDENT AND FREE THE NEW SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT#366 Featuring poetry read by Allen Fisher, Randall Horton, Layli Long Soldier, & Tracie Morris  Wednesday, August 18, 2021 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific REGISTER This event is produced by The Brooklyn Rail. Learn how you can donate ✨🌈 Pierre Joris curates the 48th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Allen Fisher, Randall Horton, Layli Long Soldier, and Tracie Morris. In … Read more Brooklyn Rail Radical Poetry Reading with Pierre Joris

The Gulf Stream May Be Dying

via The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) : Major Atlantic ocean current system might be approaching critical threshold The major Atlantic ocean current, to which also the Gulf stream belongs, may have been losing stability in the course of the last century. This is shown in a new study published in Nature Climate Change. The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, transports warm water masses from the … Read more The Gulf Stream May Be Dying

WordCaves: Celan’s Insi/ght/de/s

A poem from Paul Celan’s volume Threadsuns in my translation. It is one of Celan’s more programmatic poems, speaking as it does to his writing in the later years, starting with Breathturn, & gathered in Breathturn into Timestead. KLEIDE DIE WORTHÖHLEN AUS mit Pantherhäuten, erweitere sie, fellhin und fellher, sinnhin und sinnher, gib ihnen Vorhöfe, Kammern, Klappen und Wildnisse, parietal, und lausch ihrem zweiten und jeweils zweiten und zweiten … Read more WordCaves: Celan’s Insi/ght/de/s

KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS Luxembourg & More!

Hello everyone! After a year & more sheltering at home in Brooklyn we are happy to head out to Europe, fully vaxxed, to pick up on gigs delayed by the pandemic. Four events are central, all taking place in Luxembourg: 1) our most recent KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS at Galerie Simoncini; 2) Pierre Receiving the Batty Weber Award; 3) the CNL celebrating his 75th birthday on 14 July (details to be announced) 4) the … Read more KARSTIC ACTIONS/WORKS Luxembourg & More!

Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C

  Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C in line with the Paris Agreement. All levers must be pulled, some to a challenging level, to achieve this ambitious climate target. These levers include the energy system but also for instance land-use. Unrealistically optimistic scenarios tend to over-estimate e.g. carbon capture and storage potentials. 05/14/2021  Of … Read more Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C

Paul Celan: Speak, You Too

As chance, whatever that is, would have it, after being silenced by yesterday afternoon’s zoom-bombing just as I was about to speak on translating Paul Celan for Princeton, my publisher, FSG, as part of their 75th birthday celebration, just now published a little video (recorded 6 weeks ago by Nicole Peyrafitte) of me reading my translation of Celan’s poem “Speak You Too,”  something — speak, neither you nor I … Read more Paul Celan: Speak, You Too

Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium

Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 02/25/2021 Never before in over 1000 years the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), also known as Gulf Stream System, has been as weak as in the last decades. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Ireland, Britain and Germany. The researchers compiled so-called proxy data – taken mainly from natural archives like ocean sediments … Read more Gulf Stream System at its weakest in over a millennium

Remembering Mourid: 10 in Translation, Online

With thanks to the ever excellent & useful ArabLit for this compilation: On February 14, poet and memoirist Mourid Barghouti died in Amman, Jordan, having spent most of his life in various exiles: Below, a selection from his work available in translation, online. PROSE Excerpt from I Saw Ramallah, with an introduction by Edward W. Said, translated by Ahdaf Soueif It is very hot on the bridge. A drop … Read more Remembering Mourid: 10 in Translation, Online