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!

The Gulf in Luxembourg

Auteur : Pierre Joris Musique : Composers: Gene Coleman, Chris Jonas & Gabriel Jackson. Choir Director: Jeff Mack Avec : with Pierre Joris and The Duke’s Singers Une production : Théâtre National du Luxembourg Lieu de production : Théâtre National du Luxembourg 194, route de Longwy L-1940 Luxembourg Téléphone: (00352) 26 44 12 70 1 TICKETS Vendredi 23 octobre 2015 20:00 TICKETS Dimanche 25 octobre 2015 17:00 TICKETS Mercredi … Read more The Gulf in Luxembourg

The Bridge: On North African literature: Pierre Joris & André Naffis-Sahely

Bridge Series and the PEN Translation Committee invites you to PEN American Center‘s event: The Bridge: On North African literature: Pierre Joris & André Naffis-Sahely Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00pm in EDT McNally Jackson Books in New York, New York Join poets and translators Pierre Joris and André Naffis-Sahely to hear their translations of noted North African writers, from the Prix Goncourt-winning Moroccan author Abdellatif Laâbi to the Algerian poet, … Read more The Bridge: On North African literature: Pierre Joris & André Naffis-Sahely

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…

Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 p.m. Location: Silver Center – Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading of Paul Celan’s Breathturn into Timestead by the poet and translator Pierre Joris and a conversation between Pierre Joris and Paul Auster, introduced by Professor Ulrich Baer, NYU’s Vice Provost for Faculty, Arts, Humanities, and Diversity. This event is free of charge. If you … Read more Paul Celan’s “Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry” — An Evening with Pierre Joris and Paul Auster

June Paris Readings

IVY WRITERS PARIS Cycle de lectures bilingues par des poètes internationaux Pierre Joris, Nicole Peyrafitte, Isabelle Garron et E Tracy Grinnell liront le 18 juin 2014 à 19h30 pour Ivy Writers Paris au CAFE DELAVILLE, 34 blvd Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10e IVY WRITERS PARIS vous invite à une soirée de lectures et de performances bilingues le 18 juin 2014 à 19h30 avec les participants : Pierre Joris (poète, traducteur, essayiste … Read more June Paris Readings

2 Or 3 Things I know About Him

1) Today, Wednesday 14 May, for those who have German, portrait-interview by Vesna Andonovic in the Luxembourg “paper of record,” the Luxemburger Wort, entitled “The Integral in the Open Field.” E-version not available yet. 2) check out maintenant #94 – pierre joris: An interview with Pierre Joris by SJ Fowler. 3:AM: The primary legacy of your work and your thought to me has been your ability to make clear the axiomatic negative … Read more 2 Or 3 Things I know About Him

Rachida Madani: “Walk through the Ruins”

In preview of Rachida Madani‘s reading tonight at 6:30 at Silvana 300 W 116th street in New York, here is a poem I just translated for the event from her collection Femme je suis / Woman I am. Walk through the ruins that wreck us and tell yourself that we’re camping in a crumbling of stones even if no denunciation transfers from the sand to accumulate dune upon dune      storm … Read more Rachida Madani: “Walk through the Ruins”

Michael Speier: D.C. Reading

Last week I posted a poem of Michael Speier’s & a note on his work. Check it out here. Below a second poem I translated — & if you are in the DC area you can hear Michael read these & other poems, tomorrow, Wednesday: Georgetown University Department of German You are cordially invited to a Poetry Reading  with Michael Speier when: Wednesday, March 26, 5:00-6:30 pm, where: ICC 450 … Read more Michael Speier: D.C. Reading