Lodève "Voix de la Méditerranée" festival (1)

Just back to our Pyrenean hide-out from 8 days in Lodève at the “Voix de la Méditerranée” festival. An excellent occasion, though exhausting, what with having to do at least one half-hour reading a day, trying to catch as many of the other readers as possible & spending social time with old friends and new acquaintances. I did not have easy access to the net, and even here, I only have occasional access, so I couldn’t blog while there but will try to slowly catch up & once I’ve edited the videos I took at Lodève I will post at least some of these. Meanwhile I consider the next 2 weeks as quiet hiking ‘n writing days, my holidays in fact. So I’ll take it easy & will pick hiking over posting, whenever the choice comes up…

Below, a few photos from the Lodève days:

Luxembourg poets Jean Portante, Serge Basso,Lambert Schlechter & cellist André Mergenthaler with whom I performed on the first evening.
Luxembourg poets Jean Portante, Serge Basso,Lambert Schlechter & cellist André Mergenthaler with whom I performed on the first evening.
Lambert Schlechter waiting his turn on stage.
Lambert Schlechter waiting his turn on stage.

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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG).

2 opinions on “Lodève "Voix de la Méditerranée" festival (1)”

  1. Hello,
    Adiu,
    Lodèv’/Lodèva is not in the Pyrénées/Pirenèus… It’s in Languedoc/Lengadòc.
    May be your geography need something as a leason about orientation ?
    Regards,
    Godilhaire

    1. Of course — note that I say “I’m back in the Pyrenees” after a week in Lodève, so I actually don’t mix up the geography: I went to Lodève from my place in the Vallée d’Oueil, and then returned to Gascoun/Pyrenean Bourg d’Oueil from Languedocian Lodève…

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