Mohammed Bennis reading at PoetsHouse

There was a major international poetry event two weeks ago at Columbia University with a final reading at Poets House. Despite a little Snafu things went along as planned. The last reader was Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis, with me reading translations of his poems. Happily Nicole recorded those 10 minutes, & so here is the video:

Tonight at Poets House

Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm Seeing About: Sébastien Smirou with Andrew Zawacki and Pierre Joris French poet Sébastien Smirou is joined by his English-language translator and fellow poet Andrew Zawacki for a reading from — and discussion of — My Lorenzo, a meditation on the 15th-century Italian statesman, art patron and poet Lorenzo de Medici. Pierre Joris will participate in a live simultaneous translation. $10, $7 for students and seniors, … Read more Tonight at Poets House

Joris & Peyrafitte Coming Events

Wednesday April 27 8PM  POETRY PROJECT “ILLUMINATIONS” READING A Celebration for John Ashbery translations of Rimbaud’s Illuminations St. Mark’s In-the-Bowery, Second Ave. at 10th St. 212-674-0910 Read more   Saturday April 30 4PM $6 NICK PIOMBINO & PIERRE JORIS @ Segue Reading Series Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery NYC Nick Piombino’s latest book is Contradicta: Aphorisms from Green Integer, with illustrations by Toni Simon. “Contradicta: Aphorisms is almost impossible to put … Read more Joris & Peyrafitte Coming Events

“Celan/Joris 45 Years”

“Celan/Joris 45 Years” Friday, March 18 2011 7PM Poets House Ten River Terrace New York, NY 10282 212-431-7920 Poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920–1970), the German–speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post–World War II poetry. Joris presents recordings of Celan, videos, readings and more. $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members