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POETS LIVE presents: An evening with Nicole Peyrafitte and Pierre Joris

June 9, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Europe & North Africa for 45 years, publishing close to 50 books of poetry, essays and translations. In 2014 he published Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press), Breathturn Into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan, translated & with commentary by PJ, (Farrar, Straus & Giroux); A Voice full of Cities: The Collected essays of Robert Kelly, co-edited with Peter Cockelbergh, (Contra Mundum Press); Bernat Manciet’s Ode to James Dean, co-translated from Occitan with Nicole Peyrafitte (mindmade books), as well as a new edition of Breccia: Selected poems 1972-1986 (Skylight Press). Other recent books include Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press in 2013 & in 2012 The University of California Book of North African Literature (vol. 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour as well as Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited, introduced & translated by Pierre Joris (Black Widow Press); in 2011 Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, a collection of essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh came out from Litteraria Pragensia, Charles University, Prague.


Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist born and raised in the Gascony part of the Pyrenees & residing in Brooklyn, NY. Her texts, voice-work, paintings, videos, & cooking are displayed in a range of multi-lingual & multi-faceted performances. Her recent publications are: Bi-Valve: Vulvic Space /Vulvic Knowledge — 17 texts, 17 visuals, 1 recipe & a recoding just came out by éditions Plaine Page. Also out a limited édition of Carnet by  Redfox press  & Forthcoming: USSCO/APES —éditions Plaine Page 2016. Her visual work is currently in view at Gallery EdOUard Paradis in Marseille. In 2012 she co directed a 22 minute film-documentary Basil King Mirage w/ Miles Joris Peyrafitte.


June 9, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Berkeley Books of Paris
8, rue Casimir Delavigne
Paris, 75006 France


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