Hudson Opera House Poetry Reading

  Hudson Opera House New Reading Series! Pierre Joris and Brenda Coultas Sunday, September 13, 5pm  | Book Signing and reception to follow Free and open to the public 327 Warren St. Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 822-1438 info@hudsonoperahouse.org Join series curator Tamas Panitz, and poets Pierre Joris and Brenda Coultas this Sunday at the Hudson Opera House!  Although born and raised in Luxembourg, Pierre Joris is an internationally recognized poet who, … Read more Hudson Opera House Poetry Reading

Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

Above right: Paul Celan, passport photo Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan A Bilingual Edition Translated and with Commentary by Pierre Joris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 736 pages,ISBN-10: 0374125988   Doug Valentine with Pierre Joris Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language An Interview with Pierre Joris   There is great pleasure to be found in Paul Celan’s poetry. His dazzling neologisms (“wordwall”, “smokethin”, “icethorn”) … Read more Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

PJ & NP: On The Road Again…

…SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, MINNEAPOLIS, PRINCETON, NYC, SETE, MARSEILLES, BARJOLS, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, PARIS… Our next four months are filled with truly exciting performances, readings, screenings, collaborations, book launches, art shows & we sure are looking forward to see you here or there. Meanwhile, thank you for your support & happy spring — keep in touch! Nicole & Pierre SAN-FRANCISCO Wednesday, March 18  7PM Breathturn Into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan with poet-translator Pierre … Read more PJ & NP: On The Road Again…

Eight Years Later, Mutanabbi Street

BY MLYNXQUALEY on FEBRUARY 1, 2015 • ( 0 ) The battle over memories and representations of Iraq in US discourse rages, not just writ large, as in the discussions over American Sniper, but also in individual spaces, like Baghdad’s central bookselling corridor:  In the American news, the usual way of remembering/forgetting the bombing that rocked Baghdad’s Mutanabbi Street in 2007 seems to be ever-present feature stories about the street’s “resurrection”: January 2009 in USA Today, April … Read more Eight Years Later, Mutanabbi Street

George Hunka on Celan

New books: Paul Celan Paul Celan remains one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century. The two great poems of his early career, “Death Fugue” (circa 1945) and “Stretto” (1958), were respectively informed, if not inspired, by the Holocaust and the detonation of the atomic bomb. His body of work was a response, if not a riposte, to Adorno’s speculation that poetry was impossible in the wake … Read more George Hunka on Celan

A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly

!OUT NOW! It is no exaggeration to suggest that Robert Kelly may well be America’s most prolific poet, and certainly one of the most singular and ceaselessly innovative writers the country produced in the 2nd part of the past century. To date, he has published more than 70 books of poetry and fiction — books that reveal a breathtaking range, from freshly minted trobar clus and contemporized sonnet forms, … Read more A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly

Le Printemps des poètes 2014 — in New York

Les Services Culturels de l’Ambassade de France présentent une série éclectique d’évènements passionnants à New York en avril, avec la présence de poètes francophones et anglophones tels que Rachida Madani, Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Adonis, Pierre Joris, Ben Lerner, et Anna Moschovakis. Animés d’un appétit insatiable pour les jeux de langage, des poètes Américains et français se retrouvent pour ouvrir une large réflexion sur l’écriture poétique et s’embarquer dans une discussion … Read more Le Printemps des poètes 2014 — in New York

Help Save New York Public Library!

  The campaign to save some of New York City’s most popular and beloved libraries needs your help. Can you make a donation now to save NYPL? Donate to Save NYPL There is an extraordinary new groundswell of opposition to the New York Public Library’s expensive, misguided plan to sell branch libraries including the Mid-Manhattan, gut the 42nd Street research stacks, and exile much of the world-famous public research collection to New … Read more Help Save New York Public Library!

More on The New York Public Library

The latest message from the Committee to Save the New York Public Library: Dear friends, The new issue of the New Criterion magazine contains a feature article titled “Philanthropic Tyranny at the NYPL” slamming the proposed Central Library Plan.  Money quote (quite literally): “It is conspicuous that the guiding figure of the project was Marshall Rose, the chairman emeritus of the library and perhaps New York’s wealthiest real estate magnate. … Read more More on The New York Public Library