Irby & Joris @ Poetry Project

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Kenneth Irby & Pierre Joris

Wednesday / 2 March 2011 / 8 pm

Kenneth Irby was born in Bowie, Texas, in 1936, and grew up in Fort Scott, Kansas.  He was educated at the University of Kansas, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley.  He has lived, worked, served in the U. S. Army, and taught in New Mexico, Nevada, the North Pacific, Massachusetts, Northern California, New York, Colorado, and Copenhagen.  He currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas, and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Kansas.  Some recent books include In Denmark (in the second issue of No:  a journal of the arts, 2003); Studies (First Intensity Press, 2001); and Ridge to Ridge (OtherWind Press, 2001).  His The Intent On:  Collected Poems 1962-2006 was published by North Atlantic Books late in 2009. In April 2010 he was the co-recipient (with Eileen Myles) of the Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published over forty books, most recently Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending from the Blade, an 2010 Ahadada Books (ebook), Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 and Aljibar I & II (poems). Other recent publications include the CD Routes, not Roots and Meditations on the Stations of Mansour Al-Hallaj 1-21. Recent translations include Paul Celan: Selections, and  Lightduress by Paul Celan, which received the 2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited the award-winning anthologies Poems for the Millennium (volumes I & II). He teaches at the University of Albany, SUNY. Check out his website & his Nomadics blog.

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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).

Comment on “Irby & Joris @ Poetry Project”

  1. Sure, a week night! I’m especially sorry to miss Kenneth Irby what with the Copenhagen connection and all !~ Welcome back by the way. The pictures were great.

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