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

Special Issue of Refugee Poetry, MPT Launches ‘The Great Flight’

via Arab Literature (in English) &BY MLYNXQUALEY on APRIL 6, 2016 • ( 0 ) On Wednesday, April 13 at London’s Southbank Centre will host the launch of “The Great Flight,” Modern Poetry in Translation’s refugee-focussed issue, ed. Sasha Dugdale: Image from the Southbank Centre. The free event, which is set to begin at 8pm, will feature performances by Syrian poet Golan Haji, civil rights activist and writer Nasrin Parvaz, and translator-poet … Read more Special Issue of Refugee Poetry, MPT Launches ‘The Great Flight’

UPCOMING GIGS

¡ T O D A Y ! BOISE STATE MFA READING SERIES Friday October 3rd, 2014: Pierre Joris, The Cabin Literary Center, 801 S. Capitol Blvd, 7:30 p.m. * * * EVERGREEN COLLEGE READING 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 * * * X San Luis Potosí … Read more UPCOMING GIGS

Tengour’s “Exile is my Trade” Reviewed

Laurie Price’s review on Amazon: Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader, edited & translated by Pierre Joris (Black Widow Press Modern Poetry 2012) (Paperback) To this reader, Exile Is My Trade turned out to be a truly surprising and affecting volume of poetry and essays to come out of North Africa. The writing is modern and free from cultural bias. It cuts through the cultural contexts that it occupies … Read more Tengour’s “Exile is my Trade” Reviewed

A Wonderful Way of Having My Holidays Spoiled!

So here I was, barely set up in my Pyrenean retreat, the lousy Euro-weather just beginning to switch to summer warmth, when, whamm! here come the 750+ page proofs for  Poems for the Millennium, Volume 4: The University of California Book of North African Literature. They’ll keep me busy until I return to NYC (I’ll holiday there, then…) The great news in all this is, of course, that the anthology is … Read more A Wonderful Way of Having My Holidays Spoiled!

Just Published: “Exile is My Trade — A Habib Tengour Reader”

Exile Is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader Edited, translated & with a preface by Pierre Joris A comprehensive and wide ranging sampler of Habib Tengour’s poetry, fiction & essays. Published by Black Widow Press Habib Tengour, writer and sociologist, born in Mostaganem (Algeria) in 1947, lives and works between Constantine and Paris, where he teaches at the Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne. His work draws upon many sources in Algerian … Read more Just Published: “Exile is My Trade — A Habib Tengour Reader”

Tengour: Ordeal by Bow

In its latest issue EOAGH published from: Ordeal by Bow, by Habib Tengour (translated by Pierre Joris …  (…) We’d wall ourselves into these beer halls — the Ya -Sin Brewery, the Peepers, Chez Abu Nuwas, the Four Arts — close by the … below, an extract; for the full text go here:   (…) We’d wall ourselves into these beer halls — the Ya-Sin Brewery, the Peepers, Chez Abu Nuwas, the Four … Read more Tengour: Ordeal by Bow

Call for Papers: Habib Tengour Issue

Expressions maghrébines Revue de la Coordination internationale des chercheurs sur les littératures du Maghreb www.limag.com/em.htm Appel à articles Les écritures nomades de Habib Tengour vol. 11, no 1, été 2012   Dossier coordonné par Pierre Joris et Sonia Zlitni Fitouri Date limite de soumission des articles : 30 juin 2011   « L’image est souveraine dans le cri de l’aube. » L’Arc et la cicatrice Habib Tengour, écrivain, poète et sociologue algérien, … Read more Call for Papers: Habib Tengour Issue

Poems, a Dialogue & some Translations

 * * * Douglas Glover’s Numéro Cinq blog/site has just published two texts — “5 Movements of the Soul” and “Hodgepotch” — by Habib Tengour in my translation. You can read them here. * * * Further Habib Tengour work in my translation will be coming out later this month in the new journal Asymptote (Brandon Holmquest, poetry editor). You can get a preview here. Looks like an … Read more Poems, a Dialogue & some Translations