Rae Armantrout, Pierre Alferi et Joe Ross
Double Change vous invite à une lecture
de Rae ARMANTROUT, Pierre ALFERI et Joe ROSS
Lundi 17 octobre à 19h30
à la galerie éof
15, rue Saint-Fiacre, 75002, Paris
(M° Grands Boulevards ou Bonne Nouvelle)
Wesleyan will publish RAE ARMANTROUT’s next collection, Money Shot, in January of 2011. Armantrout’s most recent book, Versed (Wesleyan, 2009), received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Award. Next Life (Wesleyan, 2007), was chosen as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by The New York Times. Other recent books include Collected Prose (Singing Horse, 2007), Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2004), The Pretext (Green Integer, 2001), and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, 2001). Her poems have been included in anthologies such as American Hybrid (Norton, 2009), Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (1993), American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Language Meets the Lyric Tradition, (Wesleyan, 2002), The Oxford Book of American Poetry (Oxford, 2006) and The Best American Poetry of 1988, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008.. Armantrout received an award in poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, San Diego. Writing in Poetry magazine, Ange Mlinko has said, “I would trade the bulk of contemporary anecdotal free verse for more incisive, chilling poetry like Armantrout’s.
Pierre ALFERI est né en 1963 à Paris.
Fondateur avec Suzanne Doppelt de la revue Détail, et avec Olivier Cadiot de laRevue de littérature générale.
Travaux communs avec le plasticien Jacques Julien.
Disques et performances avec le musicien Rodolphe Burger (Kat Onoma).
Author of twelve books of poetry, JOE ROSS, was born in Pennsylvania and after university, moved to Washington, D.C. where he wrote his first book, Guards of the Heart, consisting of four plays written in poetic form.
In D.C., he worked at The JFK Center for the Arts and served as the President of the Poetry Board at The Folger Shakespeare Library and as the Literary Editor of the Washington Review, 1991-1997. He Co-founded and directed the In Your Ear poetry reading series. During these years Ross published six books or poetry.
His poetry reveals links with the "Language" poets but seeks in its often disjunctive structure, puns, and linguistic riddles, to be accessible to a large audience. Many of Ross's poems are subliminally political while concerned with love and interrelations between individuals. The American Voyage, in particular, concerns the idealism of American culture and its failures as a culture to live up to those ideals.
In 1997 he received an NEA Fellowship for his poetry and moved to San Diego, where he worked for that city’s Commission for Arts and Culture. In 1999, he left that position to put his poetics into practice, and to work directly in politics serving as Chief of Policy for elected officials. He also Co-founded the Beyond the Page reading series. Two more books appeared during this time and he received the 2003 Gertrude Stein Poetry Award.
In 2004, he and his wife moved to Paris, where their two children were born, and where he continues to publish while working as an educator.