Pierre Joris: Voix Vives de méditerranée en méditerranée

Nicole Peyrafitte & I will be at the Voix Vives de méditerranée en méditerranée Festival in Sète from Saturday 21 to Saturday 28 July, reading/performing on a daily basis — in the company of some eighty poets from around the Mediterranean & beyond. Below, my reading schedule. I will also post Nicole’s &/or possibly a combined version. You can find the whole program & further information on the festival  here. … Read more Pierre Joris: Voix Vives de méditerranée en méditerranée

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

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…

PEN /AMERICA On Amjad Nasser

Via PEN / AMERICA: PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 6, 2014 see also this blog for 30 September On September 27, 2014, Jordanian-British Poet Amjad Nasser was denied permission to board a plane bound for New York, where he was to inaugurate the new Gallatin Global Writers Series at New York University. Like other writers who face ideological exclusion from the U.S.—including Ilija Trojanow almost exactly one year earlier—Nasser was given no … Read more PEN /AMERICA On Amjad Nasser


¡ 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

Lost & Found Series IV Launch

Thursday, April 3, 4pm Lost & Found Series IV Launch Ammiel Alcalay, Iemanjá Brown, Emily Claman, Stefania Heim, erica kaufman, Bradley Lubin, Kate Tarlow Morgan, Kristin Moriah, Conor Tomás Reed, Talia Shalev, Wendy Tronrud, Kyle Waugh Room C198 Join us for a celebration of the publication of Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative Series IV, an award-winning, internationally recognized publication of original research and extra-poetic work edited by … Read more Lost & Found Series IV Launch

Occitan Symposium, Banquet & Performance

On Saturday, November 23, Poets House, in partnership with City Lore and NY’OC Trobadors, hosts a landmark symposium celebrating and bringing the riches of southern French poetry and culture to the American public. The symposium gathers international and local poets, artists, scholars, and performers to share the fascinating history of the region and bring to life the songs of troubadours past and present in the endangered lenga d’òc (Occitan language). Chef and foodie favorite … Read more Occitan Symposium, Banquet & Performance

Greeting The Dawn in Sète

Improvised sunrise reading at Voix de la Méditerranée Sète 5AM — July 23rd 2013. Nicole Peyrafitte: Voice & Poetry; Pascal Delalée: Violin; Salvador Paterna: Guitar; Trumpet: Michel Giroud, a.k.a. Coyote; Video Capture: Pierre Joris. NP-Sete 07 23 2013 01 from Tawil Productions on Vimeo.