Diane Di Prima Reading & Fundraiser

HI FOLKS HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU AT THIS EVENT. I DON’T HAVE EVERYONE’S EMAIL ADDRESS ANYMORE, SO IF YOU CAN, PLEASE FORWARD TO WHOEVER MIGHT BE INTERESTED. PLEASE NOTE A SMALL MISTAKE: THERE WILL BE WMALL WORKS OF ART OF MINE FOR SALE, BUT NOT FOR AUCTION. WATERCOLORS AND COLLAGES. NOTHING OVER $150. THE POEMS I READ WILL BE FROM “POEMS ARE ANGELS” AND FROM “THE BLACK NOTEBOOK”, “THE CORK … Read more Diane Di Prima Reading & Fundraiser

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

San Diego Area Events

UCSD New Writing Series: Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte Event Type: Poetry Reading Event Date and Time: October 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Description: UCSD’s New Writing Series is excited to announce a double reading from Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30 in the SME Performance Space Room. Pierre Joris is the author of over 50 books of poetry, translations, anthologies, & … Read more San Diego Area Events

Little Sparta Reading

Pierre Joris — Nicole Peyrafitte — Ken Cockburn — Lila Matsumoto Poetry reading at Little Sparta – the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay [in the temple of Bauchis & Philemon if wet]  The ticket price includes: return transport (if applicable, depending on ticket type selected) from  University Avenue (at John McIntyre building), Glasgow or  adjacent to Bristow Square (outside the Student Centre), Edinburgh; admission to the garden (with your choice … Read more Little Sparta Reading

Birbeck College Reading

Birkbeck Contemporary Poetics Research Centre welcomes Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte A presentation: Poems for the Millennium: Volume Four The University of California Book of North African Literature Followed by Domopoetics  Personal & Shared Artistic Practices A Multimedia performance that meanders dialogically between Pierre Joris’ poems, translations & thinking, & Nicole Peyrafitte’s drawings & videos, voice- & textual work. Tuesday 14 May, from 7pm Room 253 Birkbeck Main Building, Torrington … Read more Birbeck College Reading

AWP Lunar Chandelier Reading

drawing by Elvis Bakaitis   Lunar Chandelier Press Invites you to a reading in honor of Gerrit Lansing  Friday, March 8th, 2013 3:00 pm Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake Bar & Grill 2nd floor 384 Boylston Street, Boston, 02116 617.859.8555 readers: Lynn Behrendt Daniel Bouchard Julian Talamentez Brolaski Joe Elliot Joanna Fuhrman Brenda Iijima Pierre Joris Gerrit Lansing Eileen Myles Tim Trace Peterson Nicole Peyrafitte Elizabeth Robinson Prageeta Sharma … Read more AWP Lunar Chandelier Reading

Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte

Nicole Peyrafitte has been busy 1) preparing for a performance and 2) preparing amazing food. Check it out:  Coming up on her Calendar: Saturday February 9 2PM  Artaud in the Black Lodge (A work in progress) An opera by David T. Little, libretto Anne Waldman Performeuse in libretto reading Culturemart 2013 HERE Arts Center 145 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 * * * and here, an … Read more Percolating News from Nicole Peyrafitte

Happy Birthday, Robert Duncan!

Come & celebrate RD’s Birthday on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8 p.m.  St. Mark’s Church  | 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003 — There will be cake in the shape of the cosmos.— With the recent releases of Duncan’s H.D. Book, the first volume of his Collected Poems & Plays and Lisa Jarnot’s excellent Robert Duncan: The Ambassador From Venus, A Biography, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate Duncan’s 94th birthday (b. … Read more Happy Birthday, Robert Duncan!

The Firehouse Gig

Here are some stills of Nicole Peyrafitte’s gig this past Saturday at the Firehouse in Brooklyn. After an excellent first set by the two superb double bass players Michael Bisio and Ken Filinao, Nicole joined the duo &  they played a breathtaking second set, which also featured appearances by Firehouse artistic director Sandra Sprecher on piano & la Grande Dame of the piano, Connie Crothers. I shot some amateurish videos which … Read more The Firehouse Gig