It is impossible to wrap my head around Steve’s departure. I met Steve and Yuko at an Art opening for Mary Beach in the early 2000. When I permanently moved to NYC in 2007, they were incredibly supportive. They took me around and Steve got me several readings & introduced me to a lot of great music & musiciens.
When I asked them to be part of my film Thing Fall Where They Lie along with Eric Sarner & Katalin Pataki, they were once again totally supportive. We shot for one week. These two pairs of artists had never met each other and their backgrounds were four different countries and four different mother-tongues. What was supposed to be some sort of historical portrait of Bagnères-de-Luchon, my hometown in the French Pyrenees, became an exercise in poetic drift through their personal stories. They all fell in love with each other, they shared love for jazz and poetry — their sensitivities coupled with a joyous curiosity took over. For seven days, shooting in cinéma vérité style, I followed them in the once upon a time glamorous spa where we all re-imagined the lives of a famous jazz violinist and of Karl Marx’s grandson, both buried in Bagnères-de-Luchon.
Steve was inexhaustibly funny, smart, bringing so much to the group dynamic of group — & yes! He was happy for a full week! I personally never saw him so consistently happy for one full week. I spent countless hours editing the film, and it truly was a joy, I loved looking at Steve on the screen, his soft gaze, his pursing lips, his deambulations….
We have not lost Steve, he departed before us. Thank you for being you, Steve, and to you Yuko, be strong! We need you! Much much love and we hug you tight.
I am so blessed to have known you, Steve: you enriched and brought much joy to my life. I love you forever.
I am delighted to share this event with my long time art-sister Lori Anderson-Moseman.
We both have recent books out and we will launch them together!
Lori’s book : Y (The Operating System, 2019)
& mine is : Landsc0pe (Plaine Page, 2018)
reading at Berl’s Poetry Brooklyn
Thursday March 14 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lori Anderson Moseman’s poetry collections include Y, (The Operating System, 2019), Light Each Pause (Spuyten Duyvil, 2017), Flash Mob (Spuyten Duyvil, 2016), All Steel (Flim Forum Press, 2012), Temporary Bunk (Swank Books, 2009), Persona (Swank Books, 2003), and Cultivating Excess (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1992). Her collection DARN is forthcoming from Delete Press in 2019. Her collaboration with book artist Karen Pava Randall, Full Quiver, is available from Propolis Press. Her collaborations with artist Sheila Goloborokto are featured in Talon Review v.2 n.1 and Dusie 17: The Ecopoethos Issue. A former educator, she ran the press Stockport Flats from 2006-2016. See: www.loriandersonmoseman.com
Nicole Peyrafitte is a Pyrenean-born pluridisciplinary artist whose writings, films/videos, paintings & voice-work draw on her eclectic background & the experiences of shaping identity across two continents and four languages. Latest books & projects: Landsc0pe (Plaine Page 2018) Bi-Valve, Vulvic Space | Vulvic Knowledge (Plaine Page 2016) Carnets 1 & 2 ( RedFox Press 2016-2019) Liminal Thread (Venternier 2017). In 2018 she completed Things Fall Where They Lie, an impro-cinéma-vérité documentary film. In 2017, she created Domopoetic Works, a three-tier exhibition of art- and video-works at the Galerie Simoncini in Luxembourg, with her husband & often-times collaborator Pierre Joris. They reside in Brooklyn. More at: www.nicolepeyrafitte.com
The summer is winding down & we sure had a busy & productive one (see details below).
We are looking forward to reconnect with you all & we have events & books coming out !
Meanwhile wishing you a beautiful fall.
Nicole & Pierre
SEPTEMBER: Pierre Joris Tuesday, September 11 | 7:30 pm-8:45 pm Not Invisible Today: Winners of PEN Translation Prizes WORD Bookstore, 126 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY 11222 Meet the translators behind prize-winning translations. Sponsored by PEN America’s Translation Committee and moderated by Committee member Jonathan Cohen, this program showcases three translators talking about translation and reading from their works. We will hear from Pierre Joris, 2005 Poetry in Translation Award winner for Lightduress (Paul Celan); Tess Lewis, 2017 PEN Translation Prize winner for her translation from German of Angel of Oblivion (Maja Haderlap); and Sandra Smith, 2007 PEN Translation Prize winner for Suite Française (Irène Némirovsky).
Pierre Joris Thursday, September 20| 7:30 pm With Pierre’s Words UAlbany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222 Pierre & the Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company perform ”With Pierre’s Words” with music composed by Joel Chadabi, as part of the College of Arts and Sciences 25th anniversary celebration.
Pierre Joris Sunday, September 30 | 7-9 pm
Reading for International Translation Day KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St NYC 10003 Pierre Joris reads extracts from his translation of Safaa Fathy’s “Revolution goes through Walls”(SplitlevelTexts 2018).
OCTOBER: Pierre Joris & Richard Sieburth Monday, October 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Imagination of Henri Michaux Albertine bookstore, 972 5th Ave, New York, NY 10075 Join Richard Sieburth & Pierre Joris as they discuss Sieburth‘s new translation of Henri Michaux’s “A Certain Plume” (NYRB).
Pierre Joris Thursday, October 4 – Friday, October 5
Symposium on “Ethnopoetics” UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093
Details to be announced.
Joris/Peyrafitte & … Saturday, October 20 4pm
Poetry & music in tribute to Gerrit Lansing The Lace Mill, 165 Cornell St, Kingston, NY 12401
with Michael Bisio, bass
Don Byrd, Pierre Joris, Robert Kelly, Chuck Stein, George Quasha, Tamas Panitz, T. Urayoan Noel
NOVEMBER: Nicole Peyrafitte Wednesday, November 14 8pm Trickster Feminism with Anne Waldman & Friends
The Poetry Project, New York This event will highlight Anne Waldman’s new book Trickster Feminism, Penguin, 2018. With musicians, vocalists: Fast Speaking Music (Devin Brahja Waldman and Ambrose Bye) with special guests: Melanie Dyer, Janice Lowe, Thurston Moore, and the premiere of a short video “Crepuscular” by No Land, 2018.
Nicole Peyrafitte: LANDSC0PE, Éditions Plaine Page, June 2018
U.S book release TBA / disponible chez votre libraire et/ou en vente ici CARNET 2, an artist book by Redfoxpress, Ireland, August 2018.
also available online / en vente ici
Pierre Joris: Stations d’al-Hallaj, translated by Habib Tengour, Apic Editions, Algiers, 2018
Safaa Fathy, Revolution Goes Through Walls, translated by Pierre Joris with Safaa Fathy, SplitLevel, 2018
Forthcoming later this year: Adonis & Pierre Joris: Conversations in the Pyrenees, Contra Mundum Press, 2018
Paul Celan, Microliths(Posthumous prose) translated by Pierre Joris, attem-verlag, 2018
Pierre Joris at Black Mountain Ghost Jam May 2018.
Pierre Joris, with Nicole Peyrafitte and Camilla Nelson. Filmed by Penny Hallas with iphone-recorded soundtrack by Sarah Rhys. Projected films by Penny Hallas, projected still images arranged by Allen Fisher. Recorded sounds by Lyndon Davies.
16 readings in 8 days @
Festival Les Voix Vives de Méditerranée
Details below for Nicole, but both Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte will present daily performance/readings
Full schedule programme here/ : here/ici
VENDREDI 20 JUILLET
SAMEDI 21 JUILLET
VOIX À VOIR :POÉSIE SONORE ET VISUELLE
HALLES DE SÈTE, PARVIS RUE GAMBETTA • PLAN 24
Présentation : Antoine Simon
POÉSIE ET OCCITANIE
LA POÉSIE EN OCCITANIE, LECTURE / DÉBAT
HALLES DE SÈTE,
PARVIS RUE GAMBETTA • PLAN 24
Présentation : Dominique Aussenac
DIMANCHE 22 JUILLET 15H-16H
Rencontre d’un poète avec les enfants.
Animation : Nicole Drano-Stamberg
POÉSIE POUR JEUNE PUBLIC : LECTURE, JEUX, ANIMATIONS
IMPASSE BROUILLONNET • PLAN 9
MUSIQUE ET POÉSIE A CAPRICCIO
LECTURE POÉTIQUE ET MUSICALE
PLAGE DU MÔLE SAINT-LOUIS • PLAN 33
Aleš Mustar (SLOVÉNIE), Nicole Peyrafitte (FRANCE)
Azeddine Montassere, OUD Présentation : Aymen Hacen
LUNDI 23 JUILLET 10H-13H
TOUTES VOILES DEHORS
LECTURE EN MER À BORD DU VOILIER LE LAISSE DIRE
DÉPART BOUT DU MÔLE SAINT-LOUIS, BASE ÉRIC TABARLY • PLAN 35
Tarif bateau 20€ (réservation conseillée auprès du Bureau du Festival). En collaboration avec l’association Cap au large.
Coordination : Jean-Pierre Louvel.
POÉSIE / PERFORMANCE
(PARTIE PIÉTONNE 1) • PLAN 21
Dans la librairie L’Échappée belle. Nicole Peyrafitte
Présentation : Claudio Pozzani
MARDI 24 JUILLET 18H-19H
PERF ET FRACAS
PERFORMANCE POÉSIE SONORE ET VISUELLE
COUR ÉCOLE PAUL BERT,
ANGLE RUE VILLEFRANCHE – RUE DU MAS ROUSSON • PLAN 7
Coordination : Daniel Cardona
MERCREDI 25 JUILLET 11H30-12H
POÉSIE DE PLEIN FOUET : POÉSIE SONORE ET VISUELLE
(PARTIE PIÉTONNE 2) • PLAN 22
Présentation : Frank Smith
POESIE HORS CHAMPS
(Terrassé du Bar du Plâteau) Plan 3
Présentation : Frank Smith
JEUDI 26 JUILLET 15H-17H
DE VOIX EN VOIX
PLACE DU LIVRE
(PLACE DU POUFFRE) • PLAN 1
De jour en jour se succèdent tous les poètes invités au Festival.
Caroline Boidé (FRANCE), Seyhmus Dagtekin (KURDISTAN/TURQUIE), Nicole Drano-Stamberg (FRANCE), Emad Fouad (ÉGYPTE), Colette Gibelin (FRANCE), Nicole Peyrafitte (FRANCE), Agron Tufa (ALBANIE) Présentation : Josyane De Jesus-Bergey
VENDREDI 27 JUILLET 11H-12H
CORRESPONDANCES : LECTURE/DÉBAT
ESPACE JEAN VILAR, 2BIS RUE ALSACE LORRAINE • PLAN 25
Quel même élan nourrit des poésies très différentes
Daniel Maximin (FRANCE / GUADELOUPE),
Présentation : Antoine Simon
LECTURE & SIGNES
Trou de Poupou -impasse Canilhac- Plan 17
Présentation Marion Blondel
SAMEDI 28 JUILLET 11H-12H
POESIE EN VOIX ET EN MUSIQUE
Aymen Hacen (Tunisie)
Nicolas Grosso (Banjo Ukelelé
Présentation: Jean Poncet
at “Cul de Boeuf”
Ecole de Joute de la Marine Plan 31
RENCONTRES RADIOPHONIQUES EN PUBLIC
RUE GARENNE (TERRASSE DU BAR DU PLATEAU) • PLAN 3
RADIO LENGA D’OC
Seyhmus Dagtekin (KURDISTAN/ TURQUIE), Nicole Peyrafitte (FRANCE) Coordination : Isabelle Bourdais
UN POÈTE ET SON ÉDITEUR
PLACE DU LIVRE
(PLACE DU POUFFRE) • PLAN 1
Poète et éditeur de poésie : un lien étroit.
Éditions Plaine page Présentation : Enán Burgo.