IVY WRITERS vous invitent à une lecture en anglais
IVY invites you to join us for an all-English reading!
le 7 juin 2011
avec la poète américaine
Rachel Blau DuPlessis,
et les poètes canadiens
Adeena Karasick et
Bill Bissett (image here by Bissett)
17 rue Tiquetonne
M° Etienne Marcel ou RER Les Halles
BILL BISSETT: is the author of over 70 volumes of poetry, and is one of the most internationally acclaimed poets alive today. Best known for his use of unique orthography and for incorporating visual elements in his printed poetry, and his performances of “concrete sound” poetry, sound effects and chanting, critics have called him a visionary a linguistic mystic, shaman, prophet and a “one man civilization”, whose voice and words are featured on the Chemical Brothers award winning cd, We Are The Night. bissett is also a world renowned artist with recent shows in Whitbey Island, at the Rob Shouten Gallery in Washington State, The Cowichan Arts Center, Duncan BC as well as previous one person shows at The Vancouver Art Gallery Modern Fuel Kingston, Art Gallery Pteros Art Gallery Toronto, and The Upstairs Gallery in Toronto. His recent Cd’s are: “ths is erth thees ar peopul”, “luddites 86-91” and “deth interrupts th dansing” with Pete Dako. In 2007, bissett was awarded a lifetime achievement award from BC Bookworld; a lifetime of “work charged with the energy and formal ingenuity of enduring art". (Len Early) "bill bissett is a one-man civilization... he is a lesson to us all." -- James Reaney "bill bissett is my astral twin" -- Margaret Atwood "The greatest living poet today" -- Jack Kerouac on bill bissett, Paris Review For more, see the Bill Bissett HOME SITE: http://www.billbissett.com/
RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS: is the author of the long poem Drafts, begun in 1986, and collected most recently in two books published by Salt Publishing-- Pitch: Drafts 77-95 (2010) and The Collage Poems of Drafts (2011) Other volumes include Torques: Drafts 58-76 (Salt Publishing, 2007) as well as Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan U.P., 2001) and Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnnumbered: Précis (Salt Publishing, 2004). Her forthcoming critical book (2012) is Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry from University of Iowa Press. In 2006, two books of her innovative essays were published: Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work (2006), and the ground-breaking The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice ( 2006) both from University of Alabama Press. She has written several other critical books and co-edited three anthologies as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). Her work in poetry and criticism has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Serbian, with book-length collections expected in French and Italian. A feature in Jacket2 on her work, edited by Patrick Pritchett, is going up in summer 2011, and will include considerations by Eric Keenaghan and Chris Tysh. Her websites are http://rachelblauduplessis.com/ as well as http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/duplessis
ADEENA KARASICK is an internationally acclaimed and award winning poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, as well as 4 videopoems regularly showcased at International Film Festivals, including the audacious “I Got A Crush on Osama”, aired on Fox News. All her work is marked with an urban, Jewish, feminist aesthetic that continually challenges linguistic habits and normative modes of meaning production. For over 20 years her linguistically provocative, philosophically complex wordplay continues to excite audiences worldwide. She has recently been granted the “Exuberance is Beauty” Award for Amuse Bouche and the MPS Mobile Award for being the world’s first “Mobile Poet”, where her work is now on mobile devices (cell phones and smart phones and karaoke apparati throughout the world. Engaged with the art of combination and turbulence of thought, it is a testament to the creative and regenerative power of language and its infinite possibilities for pushing meaning to the limits of its semantic boundaries. Her writing has been described as "electricity in language" (Nicole Brossard), "plural, cascading, exuberant in its cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory" (Charles Bernstein) "a tour de force of linguistic doublespeak" (Globe and Mail) and "opens up the possibilities of reading" (Vancouver Courier). She lives, writes and teaches in New York City.