Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris @ Austin International Poetry Festival

We are almost in Austin after an exhilarating  drive through America and some memorable visits — special mentions to Serpent Mound and to Paris, Kentucky; you can find the documentation of these moments on my Instagram & Facebook pages. We are ready & very much looking forward to an intense 4 days of poetry readings & performances, reconnecting with old friends & meeting new ones. Below, our specific reading … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris @ Austin International Poetry Festival

Reading For Ashraf Fayadh at BSU in Boise Today

Be numerous, today, 14 January at 3p.m. at Boise State University (SUB Farnsworth Room) for the gathering & poetry reading demanding LIFE AND FREEDOM for poet Ashraf Fayadh, sentenced to death by a Saudi Court for the trumped-up “crime” of “apostasy.”

Summer Schedule for NP & PJ

via Nicole’s blog: Lots of exciting events here in France & elsewhere. Opening of the exhibition WE WERE A VERY POOR JETSET 3 Saturday May 16th : Philippe TURC, Nicole PEYRAFITTE, Anne KIESECOMS Exposition collective du 07 mai au 24 juin 2015 Samedi 16 mai 2015 inauguration sur réservation de 11h à 13h Plus d’informations sur la galerie privée : OÙ Galerie Paradis 152 rue Paradis 13006 Marseille L’Association … Read more Summer Schedule for NP & PJ

Karl May (1842-1912)

Today one hundred years ago the German novelist Karl May died. The importance of his work for any German-language adolescent growing up in the 20C  was enormous (at least until the sixties/seventies when a series of bad movies ruined the imaginative hold the novels had). For me, young Luxembourgian sofa-bound reader, the 72 volumes of the “travel tales” represented the first truly nomadic moves — even if these happened as yet only in my … Read more Karl May (1842-1912)

Homage & Good-Bye to Tuli Kupferberg

On Saturday a Tuli Kupferberg homage was held at Saint Marks in the Bowery’s Poetry Project. The Fugs performed a number of Tuli’s songs, and some 40 plus people spoke or read to honor Tuli, in the very full hall. Below, my amateurish recording of the Fugs doing a Tuli song (an extract, really), and below that my translation of the 1969 Claude Pélieu poem dedicated to Tuli, which … Read more Homage & Good-Bye to Tuli Kupferberg

Robin Blaser Reading in Berkeley

Take this lunch hour — or 5 o’clock or high tea, or dinner  or supper hour, whatever whenever you can accord yourself an hour for great pleasure and enlightenment — & listen to one of Robin Blaser‘s last reading in Robert Hass’ Lunch Poems series from 2008:

Poetry Project Leslie Scalapino Memorial Annoucement

Memorial for Leslie Scalapino Monday June 21, 2010 8:00 p.m. The Poetry Project 131 E. 10th St. New York NY 10003 212-674-0910 | It is with heavy hearts that we will open the doors of the Parish Hall so that we may all come together in friendship and grief to remember Leslie Scalapino, one of our greatest poets, who passed away on May 28th. Guests who will speak … Read more Poetry Project Leslie Scalapino Memorial Annoucement

Pierre Joris and Sanjay Agnihotri Reading

Tomorrow, in Brooklyn! ¥ P R O S E   P R O S  … 3rd Season ¥ Pierre Joris and Sanjay Agnihotri SIDEWALK CAFÉ Thursday, December 3, 2009 Come early to get a seat & order from the terrific menu Reading starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street, 212-473-7373 V or F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue) Pierre Joris—poet, editor, translator, … Read more Pierre Joris and Sanjay Agnihotri Reading

Rikki Ducornet Key Note Excerpt

When I got back from the 2009 &now Lit fest in Buffalo — I give the event my three e’s award: exhilarating, excellent, exhausting — I thought I’d immediately post a few recordings I made, but I ran into trouble trying to get the WordPress audio plugin to work correctly; took me to just now (ninth inning of the third game, ugh, the Yankees are ahead, ugh…) to solve … Read more Rikki Ducornet Key Note Excerpt