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:
Ed Sanders reading historical hymn to 1959 with the Terri Lyne Carrington ensemble on 26 June, sponsored by Poets House, co-sponsored by the River-to-River Festival and the Battery Park City Authority – See more here.
Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm Seeing About: Sébastien Smirou with Andrew Zawacki and Pierre Joris French poet Sébastien Smirou is joined by his English-language translator and fellow poet Andrew Zawacki for a reading from — and discussion of — My Lorenzo, a meditation on the 15th-century Italian statesman, art patron and poet Lorenzo de Medici. Pierre Joris will participate in a live simultaneous translation. $10, $7 for students and seniors, … Read more Tonight at Poets House
Wednesday April 27 8PM POETRY PROJECT “ILLUMINATIONS” READING A Celebration for John Ashbery translations of Rimbaud’s Illuminations St. Mark’s In-the-Bowery, Second Ave. at 10th St. 212-674-0910 Read more Saturday April 30 4PM $6 NICK PIOMBINO & PIERRE JORIS @ Segue Reading Series Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery NYC Nick Piombino’s latest book is Contradicta: Aphorisms from Green Integer, with illustrations by Toni Simon. “Contradicta: Aphorisms is almost impossible to put … Read more Joris & Peyrafitte Coming Events
“Celan/Joris 45 Years” Friday, March 18 2011 7PM Poets House Ten River Terrace New York, NY 10282 212-431-7920 Poet and translator Pierre Joris discusses Paul Celan (1920–1970), the German–speaking Jewish poet whose writings transformed post–World War II poetry. Joris presents recordings of Celan, videos, readings and more. $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Here is Gary Snyder reading the poem “Word basket Woman” from his appearance last week at Poets House in New York. Turn the sound way up, my iPhone just isn’t the perfect recording instrument.