Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish Poet Who Dabbled in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture

Below, the video, just put up by the Met on its site, of the talk/reading cum slide projection I gave with Nicole Peyrafitte at the Met 10 days ago. On the Met site you can also catch videos of the presentations of the other two participants, Françoise Gilot and Michael Fitzgerald.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday June 27th Metropolitan Museum 1:00PM “Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish Poet Who Dabbled in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture”” A conference & reading by Pierre Joris, co-editor and translator of Pablo Picasso’s poetry: The Burial Of The Count Of Orgaz & Other Poems Nicole Peyrafitte will read  the French & Spanish versions of Picasso’s texts. * * * Tuesday June 29th TRIALOGUES @  The Vision Festival XV Abrons Arts Center … Read more Forthcoming Events


This Sunday, June 6, from 4:00 to 6:00, will be the “official” opening/reading celebration of: WALTZING IN QUICKSAND: POETS IN COLLAGE Star Black, Steven Dalachinsky, Bob Heman, Aaron Howard, Valery Oisteanu, Yuko Otomo, Nicole Peyrafitte, Lewis Warsh, Bruce Weber, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright Curated by Bruce Weber May 21-June 27, 2010 TRIBES GALLERY   285 East 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C and D), 2nd Floor Gallery Hours: Mon. 11-6, Tues.-Fri. 10-6, … Read more WALTZING IN QUICKSAND: POETS IN COLLAGE

MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival

Thursday May 27th 7pm MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival Jerome Rothenberg/Pierre Joris/Nicole Peyrafitte + a group of Belgian & US Artists at The Invisible Dog 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn * * * complete tentative line-up as of this morning: The evening starts at 7pm -David Giannoni – Dwayne Morgan – Antoine Boute – Jerome Rothenberg – Vincent Tholomé —First Break— – Olivier Dombret – Benjamin Pottel – Kat Georges and Peter … Read more MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival

Nicole Peyrafitte's Upcoming Gigs

Check out upcoming gigs by Nicole Peyrafitte (solo or with friends): This Friday May 14th at the lovely 5C Café a program hosted by Diana Wayburn: New Music @5C 7pm Diana Wayburn Ensemble Diane Wayburn ( flute/piano/composition) Will Martina (cello) TBA *** 8pm Nicole Peyrafitte Solo vocalist/poet/performance *** 9pm Tanya Kalmanovitch(violin) Pascal Niggenkemper (double bass) 5C Cafe $8 suggested donation for evening Affordable food wine & beer 68 Ave … Read more Nicole Peyrafitte's Upcoming Gigs

Extract of Last Night's Gig with Peyrafitte & Bisio

Wanted to upload some extracts from the video I shot (poorly, iPhone isn’t the Red camera) of Ed Sanders’ closing event at the Worcester Olson conference on Saturday. But I need to spend some more time editing the video, so it won’t be up for a couple days yet. Meanwhile, here is an audio-file (I’m a bit faster at editing them thar things) of a part of last night’s … Read more Extract of Last Night's Gig with Peyrafitte & Bisio

Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269

Monday March 29th 8PM Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris & Michael Bisio (bass) THE LOCAL 269 269 E Houston Street NYC check out the full line up and details as the NY Times put it: “EVOLVING VOICE/EVOLVING MUSIC (Monday) The headliner on this edition of the experimental music series, appearing at 10 p.m., is Bizingas, a quartet with Kirk Knuffke on trumpet, Brian Drye on trombone, Jonathan Goldberger on guitar … Read more Peyrafitte, Joris & Bisio @ Local269

The Musketeers Are Coming!

D’Artagnan 25th Anniversary Art Exhibition You are cordially invited to a reception with the Gascon artists Michel Calvet Nicole Peyrafitte Jean-Pierre Rives TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at THE WORLD BAR (reception) & DAG HAMMARSKÖLD PLAZA Complementary appetizers by d’Artagnan & Cash bar MICHEL CALVET & NICOLE PEYRAFITTE PAINTINGS AT: WORLD BAR AT THE TRUMP WORLD TOWER NEW YORK CITY’S PREMIER INTERNATIONAL COCKTAIL LOUNGE 845 United … Read more The Musketeers Are Coming!

Joris & Peyrafitte Reading

Adishatz or Hello! Sunday January 17th @ 4 p.m. Bowery Poetry Club “Event # 85785“ George Wallace presents: Pierre Joris,   Nicole Peyrafitte & Allan Goldschmidt 4PM $6 308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker ), New York, NY Admission: $6 Info: 212-614-0505 If you can’t come you can always keep up with what we do and visit: Nicole’s Blog or NP’s Website:

Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more

A quiet evening spent looking out at the wintery landscape here in Brooklyn while spending time online, nomadically moving from one site to another, finally reading Le Monde’s political pages, then its book section keeping Pierre Assouline’s blog La république des livres for last, which in turn led me to a strange and marvelous blog the last post of which opened with the Avercamp winter landscape reproduced above. The … Read more Winter, Sebald, Norwich, Poetry Marathon, Soju, & more