Today: New York City Premiere of “As You Are”!

Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s award-winning feature As You Are premieres  tonight at 7 p.m. in New York at the Village East Cinema. Further showtimes & tickets here. Reviews: “As You Are Is an Indie Dream that Smells Like Teen Spirit”: Vanity Fair. “As You Are Summons the Confused Intensity of Teen Friendships on the Verge of Becoming More:” Village Voice. “INTERVIEW: Director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte puts new spin on coming-of-age story” Hollywood Soapbox. “The Trailer for … Read more Today: New York City Premiere of “As You Are”!

“For Orpheus”

A choral piece by composer William Brooks, commissioned by The Crossing as a part of “Jeff Quartets”, a concert in memory of Jeff Dinsmore. Original poem by Pierre Joris, also commissioned by The Crossing. Here is the poem: Jeff Dinsmore Acrostic Elegy Like Orpheus, for you, Jeff, we finger the strings of life to play in sorrow and dEep choral dismay a plaint of life and death our co-Founders two … Read more “For Orpheus”

Uri Avnery: How did it Start?

Given the various inanities and inaccuracies spouted by our President & his friend Bibi, given the disaster we can look forward to if Trump forces the US to abandon the 2-state solution, relocates the US Embassy to Jerusalem under an US Ambassador in cahoots with illegal settlements, given all this, it is useful to go back to the root of the conflict to see how it all started. Uri Avnery … Read more Uri Avnery: How did it Start?

Just Out: “Canto Diurno”!

Canto Diurno, my Selected Poems (1972-2012) in French (translations coordinated by Jean Portante) and with a foreword by Charles Bernstein, was published this month by Le Castor Astral in their “Les Passeurs d’Inuits” series. Many thanks to Jean Portante, Jean-Yves Reuzeau, Jacques Darras & Charles Bernstein for their invaluable contributions. Here, an extract of Charles Bernstein’s foreword: Pierre Joris’s Cantos Diurno are never solemn, but they acknowledge the “darkness that … Read more Just Out: “Canto Diurno”!

Abdellatif Laâbi’s “In Praise of Defeat”

Archipelago books — maybe right now the finest US press truly turned toward & tuned in to the world beyond these Benighted States — has just released a gorgeous 800-page bilingual tome of the Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi’s Selected Poems under the title In Praise of Defeat. The choice of poems is the author’s own, and the excellent translations from the French are by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Rather than “review” & laud … Read more Abdellatif Laâbi’s “In Praise of Defeat”

“To Think With Derrida Wherever He Is”

La revue du Collège international de philosophie —   N° 89-90, 2016/2 Penser avec Derrida où qu’il soit Sommaire EXERGUE …Où qu’il soit Safaa Fathy HORIZONS Au lieu de l’écriture Carlos Lobo CORPUS Métaphore, méta-force Geoffrey Bennington Jacques Derrida/Gaston Bachelard. Pour une métaphorologie fractale. La « fleur de Schrödinger » dans Le Jardin d’Épicure Charles Alunni Derrida et Frege Marian Hobson Les logiques de Derrida Carlos Lobo Derrida fantôme Catherine Paoletti Derrida avant Derrida … Read more “To Think With Derrida Wherever He Is”

Keep Sane: Listen to Music

Given the situation, the need to keep mind on even, working keel is essential — too much reading in the proses of urgency is bad for eyes & mind; close these for a moment but open ears: listen, listen in, listen up, listen down. Ps. I have been listening all day to Matthew Shipp’s Trio latest release: PIANO SONG. It is absolutely gorgeous. Don’t miss it! Haven’t been able to locate any upload … Read more Keep Sane: Listen to Music