It’s Out! It’s Out!…

Great joy as late last night I got back to Brooklyn from Albany & found the book package in the mailbox to be a volume I have been eagerly awaiting for over a decade now. Finally, here it is: Thanks are due to Peter Quartermain for an superb job as editor of the volume & for his brilliant introduction. Below, the description the University of California press gives, and which you can find online … Read more It’s Out! It’s Out!…

PEN Presses for Visa for Palestinian Poet

from th PEN Advocacy pages: April 4, 2012 | Larry Siems Yesterday, we got word through our Translation Committee that Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan , whose collection Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me is being released by Yale University Press this month, is still waiting for a visa to travel to the U.S. for a planned two-week book tour. The tour was to kick off yesterday with an event featuring Zaqtan and Fady Joudah, his translator, … Read more PEN Presses for Visa for Palestinian Poet

Just Published: “Exile is My Trade — A Habib Tengour Reader”

Exile Is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader Edited, translated & with a preface by Pierre Joris A comprehensive and wide ranging sampler of Habib Tengour’s poetry, fiction & essays. Published by Black Widow Press Habib Tengour, writer and sociologist, born in Mostaganem (Algeria) in 1947, lives and works between Constantine and Paris, where he teaches at the Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne. His work draws upon many sources in Algerian … Read more Just Published: “Exile is My Trade — A Habib Tengour Reader”

Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Happy to announce that the latest title in the Poets for the Millennium series has just been released: Ian Hamilton Finlay Selections, Edited and with an Introduction by Alec Finlay Ian Hamilton Finlay (Author), Alec Finlay (Editor) Available worldwide Poets for the Millennium University of California Press  Paperback, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270596 March 2012 $24.95, £16.95 Hardcover, 334 pages ISBN: 9780520270589 March 2012 $60.00, £41.95 READ AN EXCERPT Read … Read more Just Published: Ian Hamilton Finlay, Selections

Cartographies of the In-Between

Happy, indeed, to announce this book of essays & homages on my work, & to give thanks to all of those who contributed — & especially to Peter Cockelbergh who gathered, edited & translated the work with great finesse in record time & with superb devotion:   PIERRE JORIS – CARTOGRAPHIES OF THE IN-BETWEEN ed. Peter Cockelbergh ISBN 978-80-7308-370-0 (paperback). 420pp. To order the book click here: Litteraria Pragensia or … Read more Cartographies of the In-Between

Charles Bernstein Interview in Brooklyn Rail…

… check it out, excellent! Charles Bernstein by Phong Bui CHARLES BERNSTEIN with Adam Fitzgerald by Charles Bernstein Charles Bernstein is the author of Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011); All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010); Blind Witness: Three American Operas (Factory School, 2008); and Girly Man (Chicago Press, 2006). He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is … Read more Charles Bernstein Interview in Brooklyn Rail…

Edmond Dune Celebration

/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ _/_/_/    Edmond Dune, POÉSIE _/_/_/ /_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/ Le Centre national de littérature, les Éditions PHI, les Amis d’Edmond Dune invitent __________à la présentation du 1er volume des___________ ________Oeuvres Complètes d’Edmond Dune_________ Introduction à l’oeuvre d’Edmond Dune par Jean Portante Lecture des textes par Nico Helminger, Pierre Joris et Lambert Schlechter * * * Accompagnement musical par Maxime Bender (saxophone) et Laurent Payfert (basse) Le mercredi 25 mai 2011 … Read more Edmond Dune Celebration

It’s Out!

You can get it here & here. Blurbs for Meridian: Over the last half century Paul Celan has emerged as the iconic poet of the postwar/post-Holocaust period—for some of us the greatest German-language poet of the twentieth century as a whole.  To those for whom he has served as a guide or beacon, his Meridian speech from 1960 remains his most telling testament to the powers and problematics of … Read more It’s Out!

Kamau Brathwaite’s Elegguas

Just out from Wesleyan University Press is ELEGGUAS by Kamau Brathwaite. Details & press release below. Here is what I wrote for the book’s quatrième de couverture: Kamau Brathwaite is the major Caribbean poet of his generation and one of the great poets of the second part of the 20C anywhere. While framed by elegiac writings of a personal nature, this volume remains profoundly political through a range of … Read more Kamau Brathwaite’s Elegguas