Archive for January, 2010

Pierre Joris at SAIC

The Chicago Poetry Project, the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago Writing Program, and the University of
Chicago Committee on Creative Writing present

an evening with poet/translator/scholar 


Friday, January 29
5:30 pm sharp
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
The Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
5th floor of the Sharpe Building, 37. S. Wabash
Chicago, IL


(Note:  please bring ID to get into the building.)

PIERRE JORIS has moved between the US, Great Britain, North
Africa, France & Luxembourg for some forty years now. He has
published over 40 books of poetry, essays and translations. In
2007 & 2008 he published Aljibar and  Aljibar II (poems, a
bilingual edition with French translation by Eric Sarner,
Editions PHI, Luxembourg). Justifying the Margins: Essays
1990-2006 came out in 2009 from SALT in the UK. His 2007
publications are the CD Routes, not Roots (with Munir Beken,
oud; Mike Bisio, bass; Ben Chadabe, percussion; & Mitch Elrod,
guitar) issued by Ta’wil Productions  and Meditations on the
Stations of Mansour Al-Hallaj 1-21 (Anchorite Press, Albany).
Other translations include Paul Celan: Selections (University
of California Press) and 4x1: Work by Tristan Tzara, Rainer
Maria Rilke, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib Tengour translated by
Pierre Joris from Inconundrum Press. With Jerome Rothenberg he
edited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 & 2: The University of
California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry. Green Integer
published 3 volumes of his Paul Celan translations:
Breathturn, Threadsuns and Light-duress (which received the
2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award). He lives in Bay Ridge,
Brooklyn with his wife, the performance artist Nicole
Peyrafitte & teaches poetry & poetics at the State University
of New York, Albany. You can find more information and
writings at his website, http://pierrejoris.com/ .

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