Events Calendar

On The Road with PJ

Summer-Fall 2016

Outside-in / Inside-out

A Symposium / Poetry Festival on Outside and Subterranean Poetry

Multi-media performance by Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris

3805 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
tel: 215-746-POEM

Celebration of Mohammed Bennis

dans le contexte La 38e édition du Moussem culturel international d’Assilah – See more here.

Chez Lily Germ

Reading/Performance with Nicole Peyrafitte

Poetry Reading

[unhappily had to cancel due to unforeseen circs]

“Ingeborg Bachmann Heute denken”

Talk by Pierre Joris moderated by Andreas Wagner

The Agony of Ingeborg Bachmann

at the TNL (Theatre National du Luxembourg)
A play by Pierre Joris


apologies for not posting agenda updates for 2015 — too busy elsewhere!

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Fall 2014


Friday October 3rd, 2014: Pierre Joris,
The Cabin Literary Center, 801 S. Capitol Blvd, 7:30 p.m.

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Olympia, WA
Monday 6 October

Talk on Paul Celan (9:30 to 11 a.m.)

 & Poetry Reading (1 to 2:30 p.m.)

both are in: Lecture Hall 5, The Evergreen State College

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X San Luis Potosí Festival

Tue, October 21 – Sat, October 25
San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte


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Dartmouth College

November 5 & 6

Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour

Reading & Talk

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The Shed Space

366 6th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY


November 15th – 2014 @ 8:00PM
Contact Email:
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Penser avec Derrida, où qu’il soit.

Jeu 11 déc (14h-19h30)
Ven 12 déc (9h30-20h)
Sam 13 déc (9h30-16h)
Institut Mémoires de l’édition contemporaine, Abbaye d’Ardenne, 14280 Saint-Germain la Blanche-Herbe.

Colloque organisé avec le soutien de l’IMEC, de la Région Basse-Normandie et de la MRSH de l’UCBN (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie).

Ce colloque fera l’objet d’un programme détaillé.
Consulter le site du Collège


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April 2014

Friday April 4 | 7PM
Two Heads: 
Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte
Berl’s Poetry Shop
126A Front Street BROOKLYN – D.U.M.B.O
F train to York street or A/C to High Street
Anchored in a processual practice of daily living, writing & art making, their collaboration started in the early 90s & includes a wide range of multimedia performance duos, collaborations on poems & translations, & on many books linking content with covers & illustrations — as well as the raising of two sons. Hosted by Nada Gordon

Wednesday April 16 | 6:30 pm
Reading with Rachida Madani
Silvana Club 300 West
116th St, New York, New York 10026
Silvana hosts a reading of Rachida Madani’s “Tales of a Severed Head”, with Rachida Madani and Pierre Joris, featuring accompaniment by Gnawa Boussou, a traditional Moroccan band based in New York.
Rachida Madani, a native of Morocco, has published several volumes of poetry in French, a language she also taught for thirty years. A lifelong political militant, she expresses her resistance: “not by shouting slogans and waving banners. I fight with my words.”

Friday April 25, 2014 | 2-6pm
Translating the Untranslatable
Organized by Vincent Broqua, this overview of contemporary poetry translation in the U.S. includes a roundtable discussion and presentation of translated texts. Guest poets include Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris, Tracy Grinnell, and Avital Ronell.
NYU French Department
19 University Place, 6th floor
New York, NY 10003

Friday April 25, 2014 | 8pm
Reading of French and American poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris and Tracy Grinnell, presented by Vincent Broqua.
MacNally Jackson
52 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012

ONLINE Translation Master Class with Pierre Joris
Class Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. CST
Duration: 1 day (class meets once, for 3 hrs)
Instructor: Pierre Joris
Location: Online

Description: Study with poet Pierre Joris in this one-day online class. “Writing translation / translating writing” inverts the traditional relationship of original text & translated copy & reinscribes the activity of translation as core process of the act of writing. Students will be simultaneously involved with writing & with translation from a language of their choice into English in a range of forms proposed by their own practice & cultural.

The class runs for 3 hours and will be held in our online, video-conferenced classroom, so you can attend from your own home, from anywhere in the world. Our students attend class from all over the world, including recently from Australia, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Morocco, the Philippines, Singapore, Scotland, and, of course, the United States.

Class size is limited to 10 students. Sign up quick! a few seats left.
Details & Registration, here.

Spring & Summer 2013 Schedule


Saturday, June 1st, 1-8 p.m.

Reading at Tibor Nagy Gallery

724 Fifth Avenue New York NY 10019
Tel 212 262 5050

in honor of Jane Freilicher:


 NY School Marathon Reading

Charles Bernstein
Thom Donovan
Vincent Katz
Zachary Pace
Angelo Nikolopoulos
Andrew Gorin
Andrew Durbin
Eileen Myles
Dorothea Lasky
Brooke Ellsworth
Justin Sherwood
Anselm Berrigan
Jack the Zipper
Timothy Donnelly
Travis Holloway
Karen Weiser
Barbara Henning
Patricia Spears-Jones
Tonya Foster
Bianca Stone
Ali Power
David Shapiro
Simone Kearney
Charles North
Tony Towle
Nicole Peyrafitte
Pierre Joris
Mark Statman
Alex Dimitrov
Ian Spencer Bell
Samantha Zighelboim
Katie Raissianand many more!

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St. Marks Poetry project

Anselm Hollo Memorial Reading

Wednesday, June 5th, 8.p.m.

St. Marks Poetry project

Anselm Hollo Memorial Reading

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The Month of Moderns 2013: The Gulf (between you and me)

June 15th, 23RD, & 30th.
The Gulf (between you and me), a major project that has taken years of planning, brings together composers, a poet, an artist, and a variety of musicians from Japan and America to join The Crossing in exploring a particular theme: how we seem to hear what the earth is saying to us with the same sad inability with which we often listen to those we most love.  Luxembourg-American poet Pierre Joris has written a three-part poem that will tie the three performances and composers of this project together.  (Two of the composers are relatively new to choral writing; eager to be among the first to have their emerging languages applied to our art, we’re workshopping their ideas on October 13 – open to the public!)  To get to know all three composers better, we offer ancillary events – a film and two concerts – that will give insight to the artists’ work.  We welcome Chris Jonas’s quartet, Sun Spits Cherries, andGene Coleman’s ensemble of Japanese musicians playing a variety of traditional and contemporary instruments in Ensemble N_JP.

Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 8pm
Month of Moderns I

At The Philadelphia Cathedral
With special guest Toshimaru Nakamura

Gene ColemanThe Gulf (world premiere)
Santa Ratniece:  Chu Dal  (Silent Water, 2008)
Tamar DiesendruckOther Floods (2010)

Philadelphia composer Gene Coleman’s musical language is at times experimental, at other times minimal, often drawing on Japanese influences, improvisation, extended techniques, and Gene’s interest in architecture and structure to create a rich and unique sound world.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 @ 4pm
Month of Moderns II

The IceBox at Crane Arts Center in Northern Liberties
Chris JonasThe Gulf (world premiere)
Santa Ratniece:  Horo Horo Hata Hata  (2008)
Justé Janulytéaguarelle  (Watercolor, 2007)

The Gulf (between you and me) continues with the musical world of Santa Fe composer Chris Jonas in a work that offers a musical language different from any The Crossing has yet sung.  This is a collaborative work with graphics created by Philadelphia artist Dan Coleprojected on the 100’ x 25’ foot great wall of the IceBox, intended to be heard in the magnificent acoustic of this modern secular cathedral; we celebrate this wonderful performance venue in the first of four programs to be heard over the next two seasons.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 4pm
Month of Moderns III

At the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Gabriel JacksonThe Gulf (world premiere)
Santa Ratniece: Saline (Salt Lakes, 2006)
John Cage: Four 2 (1992)

After his visit during MoM 2011, the singers of The Crossing were so enamored of British composer Gabriel Jackson  that we set about engaging this internationally-recognized composer for a very special event. Gabriel will compose the third and final installment of Pierre Joris’s poem cycle for The Gulf (between you and me); this promises to be an important evening for The Crossing, as we sing in Gabriel’s thoroughly engaging musical language..

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May 14, Tuesday. Reading at Birbeck College, London, Pierre & Nicole.

May 17, Friday. Reading with Allen Fisher, Nicole Peyrafitte & Jean Portante at University of Wales, Bangor.

May 18, Saturday. Full-day conference on Allen Fisher & Pierre Joris’ work at University of Wales, Bangor.

May 21st, Tuesday, reading (PJ & NP) at Edinburgh University.

May 22, Wednesday, presentation of vol. 4 of Poems for the Millennium anthologies (The University of California Book of North African Literature) anthology at CCA Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.

May 23-24, Thursday / Friday, Keynote address (on Nomadic translation) at University of Glasgow.

May 26, Sunday: Little Sparta Reading. (PJ, NP & others t.b.a.).

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Monday, March 4,  6:30 p.m.

A poetry reading at the University of New Haven

Pierre Joris

The event is part of UNH’s Arts@Night series

at the UNH Bookstore on the West Haven campus.

Randall Horton, UNH assistant professor of English, said the evening promises to be an engaging one. “Pierre Joris is one of the most important poets of my generation and beyond,” Horton said. “He is a poet of the world and one sees a ‘world view’ in the body of his work. People who come out will be thoroughly mesmerized at not only Joris’ reading but his life experiences within the literary community. This will be a total experience.” Joris has translated works by Pablo PicassoMaurice BlanchotEdmond Jabès and Habib Tengour into English and books by Jack KerouacGregory Corso, Pete Townsend and Sam Shepard into French.

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Friday, March 8

 AWP Boston

Event Title: Role and Impact of International Anthologies
Participants: Kaveh Bassiri, Kevin Prufer, Nathalie Handal, Geoffrey Brock, Pierre Joris
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Location: Room 108, Hynes Convention Center


Lunar Calendar Press Poetry Reading

3:00 pm at Poe’s Kitchen@the Rattlesnake
384 Boylston, 2nd floor, Boston.

Lynn Behrendt-Daniel Bouchard-Julian Talamentez Brolaski-Joe Elliot-Joanna Fuhrman-Brenda Iijima-Pierre Joris-Gerrit Lansing-Tim Trace Peterson-Nicole Peyrafitte-Elizabeth Robinson-Prageeta Sharma-Toni Simon-Christopher Stackhouse

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Sat, April 6
6:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading by Pierre Joris

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
246 Old Walt Whitman Road West Hills, NY 11746 map

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Monday, April 8, 2013, 6:30 pm


535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York City

Poetry Reading 

Pierre Joris & Jerome Rothenberg

$6 general admission; $3 Dia members, students, and seniors
Advance ticket purchases recommended.
Tickets are also available for purchase at the door, subject to availability.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 6:30 pm

McNally Jackson Bookshop
52 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Phone:(212) 274-1160

Presentation of Vo. 4 of Poems for the Millennium:

The University of California Book of North African Literature

with PJ, NP, Deborah Kapchan, Samia Ouederni & Joseph Mulligan

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Bard College

[Place & time to be announced]

DOMOPOETICS: Personal & Shared Artistic Practices
A Multimedia performance by Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte

Domopoetics is a performance that meanders dialogically between Pierre Joris’ poems, translations & thinking, and Nicole Peyrafitte’s drawings & videos, voice- & textual work. 

Joris’ nomadic writerly processes & their insistence on a “barzakh”  — a navigable archipelago of “in-betweens” — & Peyrafitte’s concept of “Vulvic space” — a homeomorphic topology or transformable conceptual space enhancing the exchanges between self & other(s) — come together in what can be called a “diastolic flux.” Theoretically describable as moving between a somewhat deleuzian energy of plateaus & stages & a more Irigaray-ian awareness based on difference and infiltration, while always anchored in a processual practical poetics & art making, the couple’s collaboration started in the early 90s, & includes a range of duo multimedia performances, many book covers & illustrations, & the raising of two sons.

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Saturday, April 13th, 2013, from 12 to 6pm

Binghamton International Poetry Festival

Casadeus music hall
Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte
details t.b.a.

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Thursday, April 25th

The Lilly Library, 1200 East Seventh Street, Bloomington, Indiana

Translation Seminar/Reading

Advanced Study literary translation seminar

“My Life as Ferryman” A Talk on Translation by Pierre Joris

time t.b.a.

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30 November

Princeton University

Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Seminar on Paul Celan’s Meridian

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Thursday 11 October

ENS de Lyon – CERCC (Centre d’Etudes et de recher­ches Comparées sur la créa­tion, EA 1633)

Colloque “Traduire sans papiers” : 10-11-12 octobre 2012

« Traduire sans papiers » : Poétiques de la traduction/politiques de la traductologie / Illegal Translation : Poetics/Politics of Translation (…)

Jeudi 11 octobre 

18h30-20h00 : Lectures poétiques croisées et discussion sur l’art de s’entre- traduire par Joris Pierre et Habib Tengour 

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Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

5 – 6 pm

“Translating the Maghreb after the Arab Spring”

The PEN Translation Committee presents noted translators, editors and poets Nathalie Handal (moderator, author of Language of a New Century: Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond and The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology), Pierre Joris (Exile Is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader and The University of California Book of North African Literature), Deborah Kapchan (Gender on the Market: Moroccan Women and the Revoicing of Tradition) and Peter Thompson (A Passenger from the West and Hearing your Story by Nabile Farès), who will explore the effects the popular Arab uprisings in North Africa have had on poetry and narratives, both written and oral, and discuss their recent works in translation. 

details t.b.a.

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Unhappily I had to cancel a range of the summer programs but this fall I’m back doing stuff!

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III International Poetry Festival

September, 6-9, 2012

Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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July 15-28

Poet & Translator in Residence


Vilnius, Lithuania
SLS is proud to reveal our 2012 Lithuania Program

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June 18-23

Nicole Peyrafitte & Pierre Joris

will be teaching @


Boulder, Colorado

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May 5 — all day Event & Reading

Bangor University

School Of English
Ysgol Saesneg Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor LL57 2DG


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 Thursday February 23th 7:30pm

Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris
& John Sinclair and his Blues Scholars

will be reading/performing in Nola:

17 Poets Series

The GoldMine Saloon 

701 Dauphine,

Corner of St. Peter and Dauphine

French Quarter

New Orleans



Friday/Saturday Sept. 8/9

Encuentro Internacional de Escritores 
8 al 10 de septiembre. Ciudad Juárez, Chih.

Friday, September 8th
  Universidad Americana del Noreste
Mesa #6. Roberto Echavarren (URU), Pierre Joris (LUX), Myriam Moscona (MEX) y José Eugenio Sánchez (MEX)

Saturday, September 9th
12:15 p.m.: Librería Universitaria (Centro Cultural Paso del Norte)

Mesa 21. Poetas del mundo, #2
Luis Armenta Malpica (MEX), Benito del Pliego (ESP), Stephan Despatie (CAN),
Roberto Echavarren (URU), Pierre Joris (LUX) y Daniel Leuwers (FRA)

7.p.m.Jerome Rothenberg: Proteo en Ciudad Juárez
Teatro experimental Octavio Trías del Centro Cultural Paso del Norte
Jerome Rothenberg, el poeta norteamericano, por Pierre Joris

–Rothenberg y la etnopoesía, por Enrique Servín

–Palabra y pensamiento en Jerome Rothenberg, por Evodio Escalante

–Rothenberg, el traductor, por Heriberto Yépez

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Thursday, September 29th
Poetry reading: Ken Irby & Pierre Joris
University of Maine, Orono

time & place  t.b.a.

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Sunday, October 2nd, 7 -10 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club


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Thursday, October 6th
Celebrating Aimé Césaire
Panel Discussion/Reading — 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library
With presentations &  readings by A. James Arnold, Eloise Briére, Glyne Griffiths & Pierre Joris

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Saturday, November 5th
“The Eberhardt Colloquium in Honor of the Writing of Kenneth Irby on the Occasion of his 75th Birthday”
from 9 am to 5 pm

Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA
with Lyn Hejinian (UC-Berkeley), Pierre Joris (SUNY-Albany), Ben Friedlander (University of Maine),
Denise Low (Haskell Indian Nations University) and Joe Harrington (University of Kansas)

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Tuesday, 15 November 6PM
Pierre Joris (with audio-visuals by Nicole Peyrafitte)
Harvard University

Edison-Newman Room, Houghton Library

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thursday, 17 November
Harvard University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Program in Moroccan Studies

CMES Room 102 (38 Kirkland Street)  5:00pm

Pierre Joris“The Making of Diwan Ifrikiya, or How to Put 2500 years of Maghrebian Literature into One Book” 

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Saturday, December 9th
 Celebrating Jerome Rothenberg @ 80
Graduate Center, NYC
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

organized by Pierre Joris, Charles Bernstein & Steve Clay
(details t.b.a.)



Saturday , May 7, 8:00am –9:00pm

Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World
Bridging Cultures: Poetries of the Islamic World

With Najwa Adra, Muzaffar Alam, Ammiel Alcalay, Kazim Ali, Reza Aslan, Kaveh Bassiri, Clarissa Burt, Steven Caton, Sylviane Diouf, Pierre Joris, Mohja Kahf, Persis Karim, Khaled Mattawa, Jawid Mojaddedi, Stefania Pandolfo, Frances W. Pritchett, Mahwash Shoaib & Others
This day-long symposium on the poetries of the Islamic world brings together scholars, poets and writers from around the globe and features panel discussions and performances of classical, sung and contemporary poetry. For details, visit
Location: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street
Organized by Poets House & City Lore & presented in conjunction with the Asia Society & Borough of Manhattan Community College. Illuminated Verses is made possible through a special Bridging Cultures grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
—Admission free—

Saturday, May 7, all day
Robert Kelly @ 75
Maya Deren Room
Anthology Film Theater
details t.b.a.

Saturday 30 April 4 p.m.
Segue Reading Series @ Bowery poetry Club
Nick Piombino & Pierre Joris

Tuesday 26 April
Poets House, New York
Mohammed Bennis (Morocco) in conversation with Pierre Joris

Friday-Sunday 1-3 April
Printemps des Poètes
Luxembourg, Gd. of Luxembourg
Pierre Joris & others
details t.b.a.

Thursday 24 March 4:30 p.m.
University of Maine, Orono
Kenneth Irby & Pierre Joris

Friday 18 March 7 p.m.
Poets House, New York
Passwords: Pierre Joris on Paul Celan

Esteemed 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.

Wednesday 2 March 8 p.m.
Poetry Project St. Mark’s Church
Kenneth Irby & Pierre Joris

14-20 February

Granada, Nicaragua
Granada International Poetry Festival
Pierre Joris & others


The Local 269 – Evolving Music // Evolving Voice
New York, NYDate
Mon, August 23


$10 per set / $15 for 2 sets / $20 for the night – door only ($7 / $12 / $17 for students & seniors)

Nicole Peyrafitte, Pierre Joris, Michael Bisio

About the event
Trialogues are improvised collaborative exchanges inside a set time limit between 3 protagonists unconditionally dedicated to their chosen mode of expression: Joris to his nomadic poetry in its wandering, rhizomatic explorations; Peyrafitte to her nourishing, sensual, campy and scintillating multi-layered vocal range & texts ; Bisio to the extraordinary tonal beauty and intensity of the very personal musical language of his double bass.

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Vision Fest XV – 2010

New York City


9:15 Trialogue: Pierre Joris / Nicole Peyrafitte / Michael Bisio Trio

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Sunday, June 27

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028-0198

Information: 212-535-7710

Pierre Joris, professor of English, University at Albany, State University of New York, and poet

Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish Poet Who Dabbled in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture

1:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Free with Museum admission

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Thursday May 27th 7pm
MaelstrÖm Revolution Festival

Jerome Rothenberg/Pierre Joris/Nicole Peyrafitte

+ a group of Belgium Artist TBA

at The Invisible Dog
51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

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Saturday, April 24 — 2 p.m.

post_moot convocation 2010

a convocation of unorthodox poetic and cultural practics

Miami Art Museum

Tyrone Williams, Erin Mouré/Oana Avasilichioaei, Pierre Joris

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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April 9 (Friday)

Spring English Department Book Launch

6:00-8:00 p.m.

at the Upstate Artist’s Guild Gallery. 247 Lark St., Albany. Featuring authors:

  • Branka Arsic:On Leaving, A Reading in Emerson
    Jennifer Greiman: Democracy’s Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing
    Pierre Joris: Justifying the Margins

    Richard Matturro: Perseus
    Lisa Thompson: Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class

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Monday March 29th
NP w/ Pierre Joris & Michael Bisio (bass)


269 E Houston Street NYC

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March 25- March 27

Worcester, MA

The Olson Centenary

program t.b.a.

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Sunday March 21
NP & Pierre Joris, Nick Flynn, Major Jackson, Douglas Unger

Poets for Peace at Erika’s

85-101 N. 3rd St # 508
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(between wythe and berry
and it is the bedford stop on the L train)

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Tuesday March 9

Bowery Poetry Club’s Sxith Annual

Praise Bukowski Night!

Free  – “the people look like flowers at last.”
Join us for this annual event celebrating the
work and life of Charles Bukowski! featuring
Steven Ben Israel, Jennifer Blowdryer, Steve
Cannon, Steve Dalachinsky, David Huberman,
Pierre Joris, Tsaurah Litzky, Dave Mandl,
Nancy Mercado, Big Mike, Iris B.Schwartz,
Susan Scutti, Carl Watson + Open Reading!
Bring a poem of Buk’s to read!

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery NYC
(between Bleecker & Houston Sts.)

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¥ P R O S E   P R O S  … 3rd Season ¥

Pierre Joris and Sanjay Agnihotri



Thursday, December 3, 2009

Come early to get a seat & order from the terrific menu

Reading starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A at 6th Street, 212-473-7373

V or F to Second Avenue (exit at First Avenue)

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Saturday, May 16, 2009
6:00pm – 7:30pm


whiskcoverNicole Peyrafitte & Michael Bisio

“Whisk! Don’t Churn”

cd release concert

This concert celebrates the CD release of the live recording of their November 20th 2008 concert . Tonight they will offer a selection of Peyrafitte’s originals, contemporary poetry/texts by Pierre Joris, Henri Michaux, Frida Kahlo, Occitan songs and their signature song…or is it a dish? As Pierre Joris writes in the liner notes: “This CD is the live recording of an emulsion: bass & voice whisking words & music — & real cream on track # 6 — ‘La crème de la crème,’ you might say! Whisk! Don’t churn! celebrates that rare occasion: a profoundly original quest.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm


(Poetics After Postmodernism, II)


Poetry Reading


MODERATORS: Peter Carravetta & Rowan Phillips

Ammiel Alcalay



Pierre Joris

SUNY/ALBANY Mario Moroni



Richard Milazzo




Thursday, March 12

9 p.m.

Justin’s On Lark


“Wisk! Don’t Churn!”

Nicole Peyrafitte & Michael Bisio

CD Release Event


Friday, February 27

7 p.m.

Rhetorics of Plague Conference

The University at Albany

Poetry Reading


Monday, February 2

Nazareth College of Rochester

Lecture on Maghrebian poetry & Poetry Reading


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8 opinions on “Events Calendar”

  1. Sir Poet:

    Jello. I am a stupid hockey puck from the Great White North. This may explain why I am unable to find a Future Events section on your Blog. I am sure it is there. It is me, I know but how am I supposed to plan a supportive trip around some future event I know nothing about? I am not a Socialist. I cannot predict the future.

    Sincerely, Poo of the North.

    P.S. See you in Taos (2012).

    1. poo — I’m a bit slow on fixing my events calendar — too busy doing it, I guess — it was better on my site, but that one is very slow right now — need to have it rebuilt — you’ll know where I’ll be, no worry — like Oct 5, 2010 at the Foiur Corners…

  2. I’m thinking that, rather than posting an out of date Events Calendar, which in fairness cannot attract many to places you have already been (shades of Mulisch); perhaps you might simply Change the title to , Hey, Look Where I’ve Been !
    Just a thought. Here’s another……Hello !

  3. In checking for upcoming events in the NY area…so great to learn you are upcoming poet and translator in residence at SLS Lithuania 2012! Looks like a wonderful program.

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