UK Tour in Progress

photo by Joseph Mastantuono

photo by Joseph Mastantuono

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!


Friday, May 17th, 6:30PM
Poetry reading
Pierre Joris, Allen Fisher, Jean Portante, Nicole Peyrafitte
Terrasse Room 3, Main Arts, Bangor University.

Saturday, May 18th.

Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium
Terrace Room 3, Main Arts Building, Bangor University

This symposium will consider the scope and applicability of the ideas of Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher and related poetics, including issues of translation and place-specific writing, in the light of the archipelagic World-and-UK context of the many ‘devolved voices’ of contemporary poetry. It is presented by Contempo, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry, which is run jointly by Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.

Organisers: Dr Zoë Skoulding ( and Professor Peter Barry (

To find out more about Contempo go to:

Tuesday  May  21 7:00PM
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
DOMOPOETICS: Personal & Shared Artistic Practices —A Multimedia Performance by Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte
InsPace / 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh

Wednesday May 22 7:30PM
Presentation of The University of California Book of North African Literature— V.4 of Poems for the Millennium; edited by Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour.
With Pierre Joris, Habib Tengour, Madeleine Campbell, Nicole Peyrafitte presented by Jeffrey Robinson
Centre for Contemporary Arts —350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Thursday May  23 8PM
Assembling Identities 2013
Poetry Reading
Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte, Peter Manson and Alec Finlay
The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club, University Avenue, Glasgow
Free Entry, Open to all

Friday May 24  9:30 a.m.
Assembling Identities 2013
Pierre Joris, Keynote address. ptba.

Sunday May 26 1:30-5PM
Reading at Little Sparta
‘Evening Will Come. They Will Sew The Blue Sail.’ A Little Spartan Poetry Reading.Stonypath, Dunsyre, Carnwath, Lanarkshire
Readings by: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte, Lila Matsumoto… more TBA
Coaches will leave Edinburgh and Glasgow for Stonypath approx. 1.30pm, giving guests a couple of hours to tour the garden, with readings beginning at 5pm. Cost (TBC) for guests will include transport, entry to Little Sparta and the reading, and guidebook.


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  1. Poo says:

    Lovely photo! Enjoy the trip.

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