Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini Luxembourg

via Nicole Peyrafitte’s blog: October 22nd, 2017 Amazing week (preparing, setting up, installing) and uplifting weekend (painting, reading, performing) at the Simoncini Gallery in Luxembourg. We had a three-day opening party during which we nomadically performed our collaborations moving across the three floors of the exhibition. At the lower level we had installed a complete set of Pierre Joris’ publications — about 60 books & chapbooks moving between poetry, essays … Read more Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini Luxembourg

Basil King: Mirage & More

Saturday September 22 FILM PREMIERE BASIL KING : MIRAGE a film co-directed by Nicole Peyrafitte & Miles Joris-Peyrafitte  at Anthology Film Archives  32 2nd Ave – NYC Basil King: Mirage Trailer from miles joris-peyrafitte on Vimeo. Saturday September 22 FILM PREMIERE BASIL KING: MIRAGE We are really exited about the premiere of our 22 mn documentary film on painter & poet Basil King at Anthology Film Archive. This is a family affair since Miles & I … Read more Basil King: Mirage & More

Happy B-Day, Jean-Jacques

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born today 300 years ago. May be the occasion to spend a few hours reading into what is one of the greatest, if not the greatest (sorry, Augustine…) autobiographies, his Confessions. And then you can also check him out from here, & read on… Or, if more theoretically inclined, reread part II of Jacques Derrida’s Of Grammatology.  One can only love (or, perhaps, hate) the breath-taking brashness of the … Read more Happy B-Day, Jean-Jacques

Who? Me…

Born in 1946 in Strasbourg, France, raised in Luxembourg, Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Europe & North Africa for 50 years, publishing close to 50 books of poetry, essays, anthologies, plays and translations.  In 1992 he returned to New York, first the state, where he taught poetry & poetics at SUNY-Albany until 2012,  but also, since 2008, the city — happily humming Bob Dylan’s “I’m going back to New York … Read more Who? Me…