The Making of TheUniversity of California Book of North African Literature, or How to Put 2500 Years of Maghrebian Literature into One Book
Poet Pierre Joris will speak on Wednesday about his work. All are welcome.
Pierre Joris has moved between Europe, the US & North Africa for 55 years, publishing over 80 books of poetry, essays, translations & anthologies — most recently Interglacial Narrows (Poems 2015-2021) & Always the Many, Never the One: Conversations in-between, with Florent Toniello (both from Contra Mundum Press), Celebratory Talk-Essay on Receiving the Batty Weber Award (CNL, Literary Talks series), Fox-trails, -tales & -trots (poems & proses, Black Fountain); the translations Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier Poetry of Paul Celan (FSG) & Microliths: Posthumous Proseof Paul Celan (CMP). In 2020 he published A City Full of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly(co-edited with P. Cockelbergh & J. Newberger, CMP), & earlier: Arabia (not so) Deserta (Essays, Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), Conversations in the Pyrenees with Adonis (CMP 2018), & The Book of U (poems, with Nicole Peyrafitte, Simoncini 2017). When not on the road, he lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife, multimedia praticienne Nicole Peyrafitte.