Glasfryn Project: Black Mountain College, A Celebration

Nicole & I much looking forward to take part in this! Black Mountain College USA (1933 – 1957) comes to the Black Mountains of Powys, Wales. A full weekend exploration and celebration of the work, philosophy and ongoing influence of that remarkable, mid-twentieth century educational and multi-genre artistic experimental venture. MAY 26th – 27th  The morning and afternoon sessions will be held at the Dance Studio in Crickhowell Community Sports … Read more Glasfryn Project: Black Mountain College, A Celebration

Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

 This is the second part of a performance Allen Fisher gave on Sunday April 22nd at Café Oto Project Space in Dalston, London (two fascinating spaces, in fact: check out a Guardian piece from 2012 on Café Oto here). I had tried to live-video the first part on FaceBook, but had to stop as the connection kept breaking down. (There are some 2 minutes available on my FB … Read more Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini Luxembourg

via Nicole Peyrafitte’s blog: October 22nd, 2017 Amazing week (preparing, setting up, installing) and uplifting weekend (painting, reading, performing) at the Simoncini Gallery in Luxembourg. We had a three-day opening party during which we nomadically performed our collaborations moving across the three floors of the exhibition. At the lower level we had installed a complete set of Pierre Joris’ publications — about 60 books & chapbooks moving between poetry, essays … Read more Opening Weekend at la Galerie Simoncini Luxembourg

Mohammed Bennis reading at PoetsHouse

There was a major international poetry event two weeks ago at Columbia University with a final reading at Poets House. Despite a little Snafu things went along as planned. The last reader was Moroccan poet Mohammed Bennis, with me reading translations of his poems. Happily Nicole recorded those 10 minutes, & so here is the video:

June Paris Events

Two Poetry Readings & a Signing during Marché de la Poésie week Place St Sulpice Paris 6 Thursday June 8 Dans le cadre des États généraux de la poésie #01 : 2017, la visibilité du poème: 19h30: Rencontre en Luxembourg Jean Portante et Pierre Joris scène du Marché **** Double Change et la librairie Michèle Ignazi vous invitent à une présentation/lecture de Canto Diurno de Pierre Joris, Ed. Le Castor Astral … Read more June Paris Events

“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

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!