Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 4:30 pm
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Pierre Joris reads from his poetry, with Nicole Peyrafitte presenting an original performance. Free.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
The Poetry Center and American Poetry Archives
The Poetry Center
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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is the author of some 50 books, including poetry, essays, translations and anthologies. Recent publications include Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj and the anthology Poems for the Millennium Volume 4: The University of California Book of North African Literature. In 2005 he received the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for his translation of Celan’s Lichtzwang/Lightduress.

Nicole Peyrafitte

Nicole Peyrafitte is a multidisciplinary artist whose videos, paintings, writings, singing and cooking are often integrated into multimedia stagings. Her rich, multitextured and layered work draws on her eclectic background and the experiences of shaping identity across two continents and four languages. The work has been presented and/or performed in such venues as the Metropolitan Museum, Walker Art Center, University of Bordeaux, Birbeck College at University of London, Poets House NYC, The Poetry Project NYC, Cave Poesie Toulouse, France, Wayne State University, Naropa University and more.

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