We started the year “en fanfare” with a short installment of a new Domopoetic-Karstic-Action, “Two, Zero, One, Nine: a line, a cave, a hand, a song” at the 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading for The Poetry Project. You can watch the live video above. Thank you, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte for the phone-video-capture.
Below, some news about upcoming events & publications. We are looking forward to see you in 2019 — keep in touch!
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 View Map Saturday February 9 1:30PM
Nicole feature poet
Know Reading The Excelsior Pub
54 Philip St, Albany, NY 12207, USA April 4-7
Pierre & Nicole at the Austin International Poetry Festival April 18-21
Pierre & Nicole translation panel & poetry readings at New Orleans Poetry Festival
Pierre Revolution Goes Through Walls, bySafaa 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 PyreneesContra 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
Nicole 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 Gazaavailable here LiveMag #15online TESTE 32
Forthcoming in 2019: Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj(translated into Arabic by Safaa Fathy; Cairo) Arabia (Not So) DesertaEssays on Maghrebi and Mashreqi Literary & Cultural Matters. (Spuyten Duyvil, New York) Microliths : The Complete Posthumous Prose by Paul Celan (attem press).
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.
This is the documentation of my portion of the soirée at The Poetry Project (NYC-February 25, 2015 ) with Michael Bisio on bass. Thank you Sally Rhodes for the iPhone photos & video capture. The painting was made live without hands, see pictures & videos.
The material presented included: -Parts of a on-going series started in 2011 called RRM: Remember-Reflect-Mark.
-Sections of a forthcoming book US SCO/APES bilingual edition by French publisher éditions Plaine Page.
-Sections from the Red Carnet -in progress- & overall this is the continuation of the work presented inBi-Valve: the Vulvic Space / Vulvic Knowledge– published by Lori Anderson-Moseman at Stockport Flats this documents 17 texts/ 17 visuals/ 1 recipe & a recording of the material with Michael Bisio . Thank you Poetry Project!
This tri-lingualpiece was written with words from three sources. Most come via Maria Blanca (1765-1849), the last aurostaira or professional mourner — a soothsayer, in fact, & even more so a “truth-sayer.” Maria Blanca was from the Vallée d’Aspa in the French Pyrenees. The other words come via Marcabrun (1130-1150), one of the earliest troubadours & finally some are my own.
Heads up! The full schedule of upcoming events will come up in a few weeks but save the dates for:
Nicole Peyrafitte & Sunnylynn Thibodeaux at The Poetry Project —Wednesday February 25th 8PM —Michael Bisio will be also part of my reading/performance .
& back by popular demand: the Cabaret Hérétique w/ Adrian Cohen on piano on Sunday March 8 8:30PM at Bowery Arts & Science