This piece is the latest of a series of drawings/paintings I started since I moved to Brooklyn. The previous ones will be published in Aljibar II poems by Pierre Joris published by Editions Phi, Luxembourg.
A recipe & my favorite walk
1- The recipe:
Petit Poulet aux Légumes
Little Chicken with vegetables
for 2 people or 1 with left overs!
Once I coated the pan with olive oil, I golden the salted and peppered chicken on both sides
I reserve the chicken on a plate before sautéing 3 slices of bacon, 1 small onion, 1 carrot, 1 small turnip, 4 green onions, 1 russet potato. The choice of vegetables was instructed by I had in my fridge. Really other things can be added like olives, celery, parsnip…even cabbage. Add one glass of white wine.
The chicken returns on top of the veggies…
and goes into a preheated over (350º). I have a very convenient pan, I can remove the handle (merci Joseph & Yoori!)
Covered with the lid and I let it be for 20/25 minutes
I removed the lid and let the skin brown (in the oven) for a few minutes
Voilà! Mon Petit Poulet aux Légumes is ready.
I fed myself two delicious dinners.
The second day even better than the first. The potatoes have come a little apart and thicken the sauce.
2-My Favorite Walk
Along the Verrazano Narrows see pictures & map below:
Sunday March 2 2008 I went to pick up a piece of my art work that was part of the show Generation 6 at the A.I.R Gallery in Chelsea NYC. Pick up hours were 8-11 am. The day was bright, a little chilly but beautiful, so I decided to get there early (9am) by subway and to walk back via the Brooklyn Bridge to then meet my friend Douglas for brunch in Park Slope. We had brunch at a small Oaxacan Mexican (the highlight was the chipotle chili hot cocoa) and then off to the Park Slope Food Coop –where I am one of the 14000 members– for my food shopping.
Below the map of the walk and you can listen to the song I wrote on the Brooklyn Bridge on my Myspace
Got to my yoga class & food coop run biking today. I thought it was spring, well not quite! but managed to beat the rain.
A HAPPY 2019 TO YOU ALL!
Nicole & Pierre
Tuesday January 22 6:00PM
Pierre & Nicole w/ Charles Bernstein and other poets.
A Night With American Poets Against US Sanctions on Iran on the night of the State of the Union
Busboys And Poets
2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009
Saturday February 9 1:30PM
Nicole feature poet
The Excelsior Pub
54 Philip St, Albany, NY 12207, USA
Pierre & Nicole at the Austin International Poetry Festival
Pierre & Nicole translation panel & poetry readings at New Orleans Poetry Festival
Revolution Goes Through Walls, by Safaa Fathy (SplitLevel Texts). Translated from the Arabic by Safaa Fathy and Pierre Joris; now long listed for the 2019 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Purchase
Adonis & Pierre Joris : Conversation in the Pyrenees Contra Mundum Press, 2018
with a Pyrenean Invocation by Nicole Peyrafitte
Méditations sur les Stations de Mansour al-Hallaj Pierre Joris (translated into French by Habib Tengour; APIC Algiers)
N & P
Junction Box Issue 11
A very special edition, featuring a number of papers & documentation delivered at the Black Mountain College symposium, which took place in Crickhowell, Wales, over a weekend in May 2018.
We both participated and here are our contributions:
Pierre Joris: Olson Now
Nicole Peyrafitte: Basil King: Mirage (A Film) — A great opportunity to see the entire film if you haven’t yet —plus drawings from Carnets
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.
available here / en vente ici
Requiem for Gaza available here
LiveMag #15 online
Forthcoming in 2019:
Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (translated into Arabic by Safaa Fathy; Cairo)
Arabia (Not So) Deserta Essays on Maghrebi and Mashreqi Literary & Cultural Matters. (Spuyten Duyvil, New York)
Microliths : The Complete Posthumous Prose by Paul Celan (attem press).