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Paris Lit Up Open Mic featuring Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte

September 5, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Join us for yet another evening of Open Mic Poetry with special guests Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte. Sign up is open and free to all, all night long, starting at 19.30h in any language or no language at all! Read, recite, sing, play, dance : your creativity is the only limit!

Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Great Britain, North Africa, France & Luxembourg for 50 years, publishing some 50 books of poetry, essays & translations. Recent publications include Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (Chax Press, 2012) and Diwan Ifrikiya: The University of California Book of North African Literature (Volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), co-edited with Habib Tengour. Forthcoming are Barzakh (Poems 2000-2012) from Black Widow Press, & The Collected Late Poems of Paul Celan, translated & annotated by Joris, from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. Other recent works include Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader, edited, introduced & translated by Joris (Black Widow Press, 2012), & Cartographies of the In-between: The Poetry & Poetics of Pierre Joris, edited by Peter Cockelbergh (Litteraria Pragensia Press, 2012), The Meridian: Final Version—Drafts—Materials by Paul Celan (Stanford UP, 2011), Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending from the Blade, (Ahadada Books, 2010), Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 (Salt Books, 2009) and Aljibar I & II (PHI, 2007-8). For more information:

Nicole Peyrafitte, is a Gasco-Rican pluridisciplinary artist born and raised in the Gascon-French Pyrenees. Her eclectic background & her experiences in shaping identity across two continents & four languages. Peyrafitte’s texts, voice, paintings, videos, & cooking were displays in, among others: Ninon; The Bi-Continental Chowder/La Garbure Transcontinentale; Whisk Don’t Churn. Her latest projects are “Basil King: MIRAGE,” a 2012 film she co-directed with Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, & “Bi-Valve: Vulvic Spave/Vulvic Knowledge,” a series paintings, bi-lingual texts & performance (Stockport Flats, 2013). Her solo or collaborative work has been presented and/or performed in such venues as The Metropolitan Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the University of Bordeaux, Birbeck College at the University of London, Poets House NYC, The Poetry Project NYC, Festival Occitania in Toulouse, Estivada de Rodez, Festival Des Voix Vives, Sète France. For more information:

Photo Credit: Joseph Mastantuno


September 5, 2013
8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Event Category:


Paris Lit Up


Culture Rapide
103 rue Julien Lacroix
Paris, Ile-de-france 75020 France
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