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Poets Live – Alice Notley, Amy Hollowell and Joe Ross

Tuesday November 6th, 19h00
Le Bal Cafe
6 Impasse de la Défense, 75018 Paris
Métro Place de Clichy

Alice Notley has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and engaging poets at work today. Fiercely independent, she has never tried to be anything other than a poet, and all of her ancillary activities have been directed to that end. She is the author of over twenty books of poetry, and also the author of a book of essays on poets and poetry, Coming Aſter.

Notley was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry. In the spring of 2001, she received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award. She edited and wrote a new introduction to her late husband Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnets (Penguin, 2000). Recently, Notley edited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (UC, 2005) with her sons, the poets Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan. In, 2007, The Academy of American Poets announced its selection of Notley’s Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970–2005 for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 1997, she was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.

Author of twelve books of poetry, Joe Ross was born in Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 2004, he and his wife moved to Paris, where their two children were born, and where he continues to publish while working as an educator and translator. His most recent titles are: Strati (Bi-lingual Italian/English, La Camera Verde, 2007); FRACTURED // Conections … (Bi-lingual Italian/English, La Camera Verde, 2008); Strata (Dusie Press, 2008) and Wordlick (Green Integer, 2011).

Amy Hollowell, the author of Peneloping, will be launching her first collection, Giacommetrics (both corrupt press). She is an American-born Parisian poet, journalist and translator. She helped edit the Paris-based review Pharos, founded by Alice Notley and the late Douglas Oliver, and is a former student of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 2004, she founded the Wild Flower Zen group, which she continues to lead in France and Portugal.

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