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Pierre Joris: Reading and Author Talk

PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Author Series

Conversation and reading with French poet and translator Pierre Joris. Sponsored by USC's French Research and Resource Center and PhD in Creative Writing and Literature.

Pierre Joris is a poet, essayist, anthologist, and translator. He has moved between the U.S., Europe, and North Africa for 50 years, publishing over 40 books along the way. Currently, he teaches poetry and poetics at the State University of New York, Albany. Joris has published over 20 books and chapbooks of his own poetry.  He has translated all the later poetry by Paul Celan into English. He has also written and published many essays, introductions, and the like, gathered into two volumes with a third one projected for publication in 2015. His most recent book is a collection of poems,  Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (Chax, 2013).