The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brought together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love. Luxembourg-American poet … Read more The Crossing Rehearsing “The Gulf (between you & me)”

Nicole Peyrafitte @ Festival Voix Vives in Sète

If you’re in the South of France these weeks & like poetry & performance, do not miss the Festival “Voix Vives de Méditerranée en Méditerranée” in Sète. More than a hundred poets & performers from just about every country around the Mediterranean will do their thing for 7 days — morning, noon & night. I’ll be there, for the pleasure of seeing some old friends and to accompany Nicole … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte @ Festival Voix Vives in Sète

Summer’s Ahead, Says Nicole

Adishatz, Hello! Our spring was busy & rich with a great tour of the UK. You can find videos & pix on my facebook page, Pierre Joris’ blog & more links below. We are now almost ready to embark on a long summer transhumance filled with many exciting stages — see short & longer term dates below. Meanwhile, let me fill you in on our publications. Bi-Valve : Vulvic Space / Vulvic Knowledge — which … Read more Summer’s Ahead, Says Nicole

Little Sparta Reading

Pierre Joris — Nicole Peyrafitte — Ken Cockburn — Lila Matsumoto Poetry reading at Little Sparta – the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay [in the temple of Bauchis & Philemon if wet]  The ticket price includes: return transport (if applicable, depending on ticket type selected) from  University Avenue (at John McIntyre building), Glasgow or  adjacent to Bristow Square (outside the Student Centre), Edinburgh; admission to the garden (with your choice … Read more Little Sparta Reading

UK Tour in Progress

We’re in London to start a UK reading tour tomorrow at Birbeck College. Went to see the excellent prehistoric show at the British Museum this morning — more on that in a later post. I posted the details on tomorrow’s reading a few days back, but here, the complete program for the next 2 weeks. Should you be anywhere near one of the venues, do come in! UK TRIP MAY 2013  BANGOR-WALES Friday, … Read more UK Tour in Progress

Poetic Voices of the Muslim World

This is a fabulous site and the whole project is excellent. Poets House & City Lore are to be congratulated for their pioneering work. I participated in the first installment here in New York 2 years ago with a talk on Maghrebi literature, & the occasion provided me with a  range of discoveries both in terms of Middle Eastern literature and in matters of translation.  This expanded nomadic version … Read more Poetic Voices of the Muslim World

Bad Education: Dr. Skinnybones New Release!

This is family promotion! So, first off, happy birthday Miles! Besides being my son, he is also 1/2 of the core of the band, co-songwriter & drummer. Go listen & buy Dr. Skinnybones’ new CD or try to catch some of their shows: coming Thursday opening for Amanda Palmer (ex-Dresden Dolls) @ Bard College, then, on the next day, 7 September at the Black Swan Pub in Tivoli, NY, & the very next day, … Read more Bad Education: Dr. Skinnybones New Release!

Jerome Rothenberg: Eightieth Birthday Tribute

go to Pennsound to watch all of the following videos: Readings organized by Charles Bernstein and Pierre Joris at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, December 9, 2011 videograpy by Colin Still Part One introduction by Charles Bernstein and Pierre Joris Ammiel Alcalay Bruce Andrews/Sally Silvers Homero Aridjis Steve Clay Peter Cockelbergh Monica de la Torre Rachel Blau DuPlessis Al Filreis Michael Heller Susan Howe Ligorano/Reese Part Two Ligorano/Reese continued Ernesto Livon-Grosman Pete Monaco Charlie … Read more Jerome Rothenberg: Eightieth Birthday Tribute

Megan Burns on NP & PJ in Nola & more

Lovely notes on our Nola visit by Megan Burns on her Solid Quarter Blog. Opening paras below: Readings: Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris read Thursday, February 23rd at the Gold Mine Saloon as part of the 17 Poets! Literary and Performance Series. It was a touching reunion of poet and place as last time both poets were here in New Orleans was in 2005 … Read more Megan Burns on NP & PJ in Nola & more

Jerome Rothenberg @ 80: A Celebration

At CUNY Center for the Humanities (New York) Friday, December 9 Martin E. Segal Theater CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (diagonally across from the Empire State Building) 6pm (sharp) to about 9:30pm Poet, translator, editor, anthologist, Jerome Rothenberg is joined by friends and collaborators for an exploration of his influential work. Papers on, and celebrations of,  Rothenberg’s work will be presented by  Susan Howe, Carolee Schneemann, Ammiel Alcalay, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Anne Waldman, … Read more Jerome Rothenberg @ 80: A Celebration