On Black Mountain College: Pierre Joris interviewed by Charles Dantzig

For his France Culture radio programme Secret professionnel, today, 7/2 at 2p.m. EST on France Culture or podcast here: Quel est le secret professionnel du Black Mountain College, nous recevons pour en parler Pierre Joris, écrivain, poète, traducteur, essayiste.   Le premier bâtiment du Black Mountain College, utilisé de 1933 à 1941• Crédits : Howard Morland Il y a plusieurs modèles d’éducation. L’éducation à la française été encasernée par Napoléon … Read more On Black Mountain College: Pierre Joris interviewed by Charles Dantzig

Free University Poetry Reading

Come to the park! TODAY Friday, September 21 – at the Free University in Madison Square Park from 3pm to 4pm: Poetry Reading with: Ammiel Alcalay, Ana Božičević, David Henderson, Pierre Joris, Sara Jane Stoner, Simone White! The event will be located on the west side of the park, about midway up, in the vicinity of 25th St & 5th Avenue. The location is indicated by the letter “R” on the … Read more Free University Poetry Reading

Simon Ortiz: Shocked at banning of Native books in Arizona

Photo: Ethnic Studies students march in honor of Martin Luther King today, Monday, in Tucson, protesting the decision by Tucson schools to forbid Mexican American Studies and ban books by Chicano and Native American authors. Photo Brenda Norrell Update: Video interviews with students in the forbidden classes, during today’s Martin Luther King Day rally in Tucson: http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com TUCSON — Simon Ortiz, world acclaimed poet, author and professor, responded to the … Read more Simon Ortiz: Shocked at banning of Native books in Arizona

Jacqueline de Romilly (1913-2010)

(”Jacqueline de Romilly chez elle en 2004″, photos Olivier Roller) Jacqueline de Romilly who passed away yesterday at 97, was a magnificent Hellenist & Greek scholar, who collected firsts: the first woman accepted at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, the first woman professor elected to the Collège de France, the first woman elected to the “Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres,” the second woman (after Marguerite Yourcenar) elected to the Académie … Read more Jacqueline de Romilly (1913-2010)