Double Change et la galerie éof présentent une lecture de
Et Eric HOUSER
Le mercredi 9 juillet 2014, 19h30
à la galerie éof
15 rue Saint Fiacre
Né à Lyon en 1956. Vit à Paris. Enfance et adolescence à Bourg-en-Bresse. Commence le piano dans cette ville, à l’âge de huit ans. Études de droit à Lyon, puis une année de philosophie. Est attiré par la poésie. Commence à écrire assez tard, vers quarante ans (en écrivant cette phrase, pense à Progrès en amour assez lents, de Jean Paulhan). Découvre la poésie contemporaine avec Emmanuel Hocquard et Liliane Giraudon, puis avec la Revue de littérature générale. Découvre la poésie américaine au même moment. Premier livre paru en 2000 aux éditions de l’Attente, à Bordeaux. Écrit pour Action poétique, pour CCP, un peu plus tard pour Sitaudis. Revendique l’adjectif expérimental, tout en préférant le mot expériences (au pluriel). Publie Encore vous précédé d’Auto-di-Dax en 2006 aux Petits Matins, Poèmes en langue vulgaire en 2009 (éditions Action poétique), Hello Ernest en 2013 (de nouveau aux Petits Matins). Prochain titre, en préparation : Mouvement perpétuel. Aimerait écrire un roman. Ne sait pas s’il va y arriver.
Kevin Holden is the author of two chapbooks, IDENTITY (Cannibal Books) and ALPINE (White Queen Press). His first full-length book of poetry, SOLAR, recently won the Fence Modern Poets Prize and will be published next year. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Conjunctions, The New Yorker, Jubilat, 1913, Typo, Harp & Altar, and Colorado Review. His poems were included in the recent anthology The Arcadia Project (from Ahsahta Press) and are forthcoming in Best American Experimental Writing (from Omnidawn). His translations from French, Russian, and German have been published in Aufgabe, Double Change, and elsewhere. He is currently a PhD candidate in comparative literature at Yale.
Jean-Charles Depaule a enseigné les sciences sociales à l'Ecole d'architecture de Versailles avant de poursuivre au CNRS ses recherches en anthropologie urbaine sur l'Orient arabe. Poète. Il a fait partie de la rédaction d'Action poétique et d'If, et a co-fondé Irrégulomadaire. Il traduit des poètes arabes contemporains. Derniers livres parus: Sur place (cipM / Spectres familiers, 2011), Définition en cours (Le bleu du ciel, 2013), A travers le mur (avec la collaboration de J.-L. Arnaud, Parenthèses, 2014).
Born in New York in 1939, Bill Berkson is a poet, critic, teacher and occasional curator, been active in the art and literary worlds since the early 1960s. He is now Professor Emeritus at the San Francisco Art Institute, where, between 1984 and 2008, he taught art history, critical writing and poetry and directed the Letters and Science and public lectures programs. He studied at Trinity School, The Lawrenceville School, Brown University, Columbia, the New School for Social Research and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts.
He is the author of some twenty books and pamphlets of poetry––including Gloria, a portfolio of poems with etchings by Alex Katz (Arion Press, 2005), Our Friends Will Pass Among You Silently (The Owl Press, 2007), Goods and Services (Blue Press, 2008), Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Lady Air (Perdika, 2010). His poems have also appeared in many magazines and anthologies. Other recent books are What’s Your Idea of a Good Time: Letters & Interviews 1977-1985 with Bernadette Mayer (Tuumba Press, 2006); BILL with drawings by Colter Jacobsen (Gallery 16 Editions, 2008); Ted Berrigan with George Schneeman (Cuneiform Press, 2009); Not an Exit with Léonie Guyer (Jungle Garden Books, 2011); Repeat after Me, with watercolors by John Zurier (Gallery Paule Anglim, 2011); and Snippets (Omerta, 2013).
During the 1960s he was an editorial associate at Art News, a regular contributor to Arts, guest editor at the Museum of Modern Art, an associate producer of a program on art for public television, and taught literature and writing workshops at the New School for Social Research and Yale University.
After moving to Northern California in 1970, he began editing and publishing a series of poetry books and magazines under the Big Sky imprint. Before coming to the Art Institute, he taught regularly in the California Poets in the Schools program.
In the mid-1980s he resumed writing art criticism on a regular basis, contributing monthly reviews and articles to Artforum from 1985 to 1991; he became a corresponding editor for Art in America in 1988 and also writes frequently for such magazines as Aperture, Modern Painters, Art on Paper, artcritical.com and others.
As a curator he has organized or co-curated such exhibitions as Ronald Bladen: Early and Late (SFMoMA), Albert York (Mills College), Why Painting I & II (Susan Cummins Gallery), Homage to George Herriman (Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery), Facing Eden: 100 years of Northern California Landscape Art (M.H. de Young Museum); George Schneeman (Cue Foundation, 2003); George Schneeman In Italy (Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco, 2011; New York, 2012); and Gordon Cook: Out There (University of California, Davis, 2011); and (with Ron Padgett) A Painter and His Poets: The Art of George Schneeman (Poets House, 2014).
Past recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Artspace, Yaddo, the Briarcombe Foundation, the Fund for Poetry, the Poets Foundation, and the American Academy in Rome, he was Distinguished Paul Mellon Lecturer for 2006 at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and was awarded the 2008 Goldie for Literature from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Portrait and Dream won the Balcones Prize for Best Book of Poetry in 2010, and in 2013 Berkson was an honoree at the New York Studio School Annual Dinner. A collection of his criticism, The Sweet Singer of Modernism & Other Art Writings, appeared from Qua Books in 2004, and Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006 from Cuneiform Press in 2007. A new volume of his art writings, lectures and interviews, For The Ordinary Artist, appeared in 2011 from BlazeVOX Books, as did Parties du corps, a selection of his poetry in French translation, edited by Olivier Brossard, from Joca Seria, Nantes. http://www.jocaseria.fr/Catalogue/Livres/Fiche%20livre/partieducorps.html A new collection of his poetry, Expect Delays, is forthcoming from Coffee House Press in Fall 2014.