“Porteurs de Mots” Performances Chez Lily in Germ

Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 1) Serada “Porteurs de Mots” (Part 2) Le 25/06/16 Chez Lily à Germ Louron. Video by Frank Morignière with: Corinne Dubarry (accordéon, voix) Arnaud Tartari (gembri, guitare, percussions) Nicole Peyrafitte (voix, percussions) Alexis Kowalczewski (clarinettes) Bruno Giannotta (guitare, percussions) Marie Sigal (piano, voix) Patrick-jake Alati (voix) Pierre Joris (voix) Jacme Gaudàs (voix)

See you in Philly at Kelly Writers House Tomorrow!

Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte will be speaking in tongues Thursday in Philly. It starts at 6:30PM with yummy offering at the end! The Kelly Writers House located at 3805 Locust Walk on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. See you there! Multilingual Poetics: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Thursday, September 8, 6:30 PM · Philadelphia, PA

Arabic Poetry Conference @ Boise State University

ARAB POETRY CONFERENCE مرءتمر الثعر العربي Thursday 4/21/16 3-5pm. Panel: On Arab Literature Today. Bishop Barnwell Room 3-4: MAGHREB: Pierre Joris & Habib Tengour present Poems for the Millennium Maghreb Anthology 4-5: MASHREQ: Osama Alomar and Faiza Sultan present the situation of poetry in the Mashreq. 6-8pm.  Poetry Reading by Faiza Sultan & Osama Alomar, followed by Q & A. Jordan AB Ballroom Friday 4/22/16 3-5pm. Panel: On Translating Arab Literature … Read more Arabic Poetry Conference @ Boise State University

Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

Possibly my single favorite piece of writing by Ti’Jean (March 12, 1922, Lowell, MA — October 21, 1969, St. Petersburg, FL): October in the Railroad Earth — given as poem by Youtube, in fact a prose piece, though its absolute beauty is exactly its genre-defying swing — writing at its most superb, writing to be listened to. Enjoy!

al-Hajaya’s Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi

[audio:http://www.pierrejoris.com/blog/audio/RashidElegy.mp3] Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi Rest in peace, you who sold your life And spared it for the homeland’s sake: Zyudi Rest in peace, Rashid, as many times as the wind blows I hope you’re in heaven’s peace and eternity Zyudi, you followed Wasfi, Hazza‘, Salih Shwe‘ir, and all such noble lions A brave man, a lion, from a lion’s pride! Men of noble origin who keep their pledges … Read more al-Hajaya’s Elegy on Rashid az-Zyudi

News of “Lost & Found”

Lost & Found has upcoming events in Lowell, Los Angeles, and New York this spring! Read on for more info—we hope to see you soon! “Follow the Person” / Out of the Schools and Into the Archives The Jack & Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities | Tues March 8 Founding editor Ammiel Alcalay will discuss the Lost & Found project at the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center … Read more News of “Lost & Found”

A List: Global Readings for Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia

via Arabic Literature (in English). BY MLYNXQUALEY on DECEMBER 19, 2015 • ( 1 ) The international literature festival Berlin is calling on “all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading on Thursday, January 14, 2016 of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh,” a Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death by the … Read more A List: Global Readings for Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Sentenced to Death in Saudi Arabia

Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Poet Ashraf Fayadh’s Appeal Filed; Worldwide Reading to Protest His Death Sentence Jan 14 BY MLYNXQUALEY on DECEMBER 16, 2015 • ( 1 ) The international literature festival Berlin (ilb) is calling on “all individuals, institutions, schools and media outlets that care about justice and freedom to participate in a worldwide reading of selected poems and other texts in support of Ashraf Fayadh,” a Palestinian poet who has been sentenced … Read more Appeal for Poet Ashraf Fayadh