Videos from 2017 Poetry Project Marathon: Yau, Peyrafitte, Warsh, Waldman, Mekas, Moore, Joris, Morris

All videos by Pierre Joris — except the Pierre Joris one, which is by Nicole Peyrafitte .

A poem by Abu Sakhr al-Hudhali, as transmitted by Abu Ali al-Qali

It gives me great pleasure to publish David Larsen’s translations & introductions on this core text of 8 century poems with 10 century comments from the classical, though unhappily too little known (at least in Euro-American lands) Arab literary tradition. See also his translation of al Sukkari’s version of the same poem on my Jacket2 blog. The curtailment of artistic freedom is an unusual thing to praise. Literary translation … Read more A poem by Abu Sakhr al-Hudhali, as transmitted by Abu Ali al-Qali

Paul Blackburn died 45 years ago today…

…just 44 years old. He had been a major presence in my first years in New York City, as mentor & gentle commentator on my early poems. Here, for the occasion, a poem I wrote a few years later on another 13 September, thinking of Paul, New York and trying to be unusually (for me) O’Hara-ish (published in An American Suite):   THE DAY PAUL BLACKBURN DIED   for Frank … Read more Paul Blackburn died 45 years ago today…

News of “Lost & Found”

Lost & Found has upcoming events in Lowell, Los Angeles, and New York this spring! Read on for more info—we hope to see you soon! “Follow the Person” / Out of the Schools and Into the Archives The Jack & Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities | Tues March 8 Founding editor Ammiel Alcalay will discuss the Lost & Found project at the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center … Read more News of “Lost & Found”

Five Palestinian Poets in Paris

‘Interludes Poétiques de Palestine’: via the always excellent Arab Literature in English) BY MLYNXQUALEY on SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 • ( 1 ) Palestinian poet and publisher Ashraf Zaghal was in Paris for the “Interludes Poetiques de Palestine.” He writes: By Ashraf Zaghal Between September 22 and 26, five Palestinian poets shared the stage at two cultural and literary hubs in Paris, Maison de la Poesie and Institut du Monde Arabe, … Read more Five Palestinian Poets in Paris

An Appeal to Planet Earth from the Cloud House for a New Place to Breathe In.

by KUSH: The Cloud House Poetry Archives are looking for a storefront, warehouse or even an accessible floor of a building, where we can share our cultural treasures and multimedia installations/theatre with the public. We plan to establish a new Cloud House in proximity to a wide range of small East Coast colleges. The primary objective is to interact with the surrounding community and be enriched by the participation of the people … Read more An Appeal to Planet Earth from the Cloud House for a New Place to Breathe In.

Contemporary French Poetry in the U.S. Conference

Friday, April 25 Contemporary French Poetry in the U.S.: Translating, Publishing, Adapting Location: Afternoon sessions: La Maison Française, NYU, 16 Washington Mews (corner of University Place) Evening session: McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St. There have been strong transatlantic poetic ties between France and the United States since the 19th century. Dialogues continue through the translation, publication, and adaptation of contemporary French poetry in the U.S.  Organized by Vincent Broqua (UPEC) and … Read more Contemporary French Poetry in the U.S. Conference

Nicole Peyrafitte sings Frank O’Hara

NP@TiborDeNagy from Tawil Productions on Vimeo. Nicole Peyrafitte sings the Frank O’Hara poem “Interior, For Jane” at the Tibor de Nagy gallery on 1 June 2013 in honor of Jane Freilicher.