Wednesday April 27
Saturday April 30
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 down” – Ron Silliman. Other books include: fait accompli (Heretical Texts), Free Fall (Otoliths), Theoretical Objects (Green Integer), The Boundary of Blur (Roof).
Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist. He has published over forty books, most recently Aljibar II (poems) and Justifying the Margins(essays). Recent translations include Paul Celan: Selections, and Lightduressby Paul Celan, which received the 2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited the award-winning anthologies Poems for the Millennium (Volumes I & II).
Friday May 6
Kick off reading for: The Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly
Pierre Joris,Nicole Peyrafitte, George Quasha, Elizabeth Robinson, Lynn Behrendt, Roger Van Voorhees, Basil King, Martha King, Kimberly Lyons, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Sylvia Gorelick
Saturday May 7
10 AM – 5 PM
The Logic of the World: The Poetics of Robert Kelly
CELEBRATING HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY & HIS 50 YEARS TEACHING AT BARD COLLEGE
at The ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
MAYA DEREN ROOM, 32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY
TALKS, READINGS, AND PERFORMANCES BY:
Vyt Bakaitis | Phong Bui | Mary Caponegro | Carey Harrison | Michael Ives | Pierre Joris | Jonas Mekas | Tom Meyer | Nicole Peyrafitte | Kristin Prevallet | Elizabeth Robison | George Quasha | Robert Kelly | Carolee Schneeman | Charles Stein | David Levi-Strauss | Roger van Voorhees | Peter Lamborn Wilson | John Yau | And more
EVERY MARK CONTAINS A MICROSCOPIC TEXT WE BEND TO READ (RK)
A readerly conversation among scholars, companions, and poets that has as its axis specific poems and groupings of Robert Kelly’s poems (or prose) and that includes the extraordinary spectrum of experience, worlds, and histories that Robert Kelly’s poetry engages in its making.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
LEARN MORE HERE
Illuminated Verses: Poetries of the Islamic World
Saturday, May 7, 9:00am–10:00pm
Bridging Cultures: Poetries of the Islamic World
with Najwa Adra, Ammiel Alcalay, Kazim Ali, Reza Aslan, Kaveh Bassiri, Clarissa Burt, Steven Caton, Sylviane Diouf, Akbar Hyder, Pierre Joris, Mohja Kahf, Persis Karim, Khaled Mattawa, Jawid Mojaddedi, Stefania Pandolfo, Frances W. Pritchett, Mahwash Shoaib & Others
This day–long symposium on the poetries of the Islamic world brings together
scholars, poets and writers from around the globe and features panel discussions and performances of classical, sung and contemporary poetry.
Location: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers Street
Organized by Poets House & City Lore & presented in conjunction with the Asia Society & Borough of Manhattan Community College. Illuminated Verses is made possible through a special Bridging Cultures grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tradition and Modernity
A panel with readings examining the role of the word in the Moroccan and Egyptian vernaculars, constructing modern nation states in the Middle East, and cross-cultural encounters with European forms. With scholars Stefania Pandolfo and Clarisa Burt and poet/translator Pierre Joris.
For more information about this day–long event, click here.
Sunday May 8th
3PM at 475 Kent
475 Kent Avenue Brooklyn- between Division Avenue and South 11th Street), #410, Brooklyn, NY 11211. 718 302-4377.
Set 1: Mike Bisio Solo
Set 2: TRIALOGUES : NP w/ Michael Bisio (bass) & Ras Moshe (Reeds)