Cartographies of the In-Between

This announcement in from Literatura Pragensia some time ago:


ed. Peter Cockelbergh
ISBN TBA (paperback) 300pp
Publication date: December 2011

Price: € 12.00 (not including postage)

Pierre Joris’s work is known to many and in many guises, but nevertheless seems to slip through the mazes of American, British, French, North African, Luxemburgish and German secondary literature. Long overdue, this volume brings together renowned poets, critics, philosophers, translators and scholars, all with different backgrounds and languages, contributing a range of texts on as many aspects of Joris’s work as possible (and needed). The main sections of the book are devoted to spaces (Luxemburgish, North African and English), “po, po & po” (poetry, poetics & politics), nomadics, translations, and American “lineages and crossovers.” Additionally, short so-called “geographemes” cut across the book, in which Joris revisits and ruminates on earlier campsites, journeys and writings. Supplementing this volume, an online archival platform with additional poems, audio and video materials, unpublished essays, translations and book illustrations will be launched as well.


Louis Armand, Tony Baker, Franca Bellarsi, Mohammed Bennis, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard, Geert Buelens, Clive Bush, Corina Ciocârlie, Peter Cockelbergh, Clayton Eshleman, Allen Fisher, Christine Hume, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Jennifer Moxley, Carrie Noland, Alice Notley, Marjorie Perloff, Nicole Peyrafitte, Jean Portante, Christopher Rizzo, Jerome Rothenberg, Dale Smith, Habib Tengour.

About the editor:
Writer, scholar and translator, Peter Cockelbergh studied at the universities of Antwerp and Leuven (Belgium), at the EHESS in Paris, and is currently working on a Ph.D. at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt (Germany). For a number of years, he has been reading, writing on and translating Pierre Joris’s poetry and essays (into Dutch, French & English), and has recently worked on the author’s papers and archives.


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2 Responses

  1. Poo says:

    Congratulations ! I was going to make a “smart apple” like comment about English translations of your work being long overdue but managed to hold myself back. I’m ordering now.

  2. Joe Amato says:

    Congrats Pierre!!

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