mardi 23 avril 2019

MARDI 30 AVRIL 2019 >> Deborah Poe, Eléna Rivera et Ashley Colley liront pour nous à la librairie Berkeley Books of Paris

Lectures par
Readings by

Deborah Poe 
Eléna Rivera &
Ashley Colley 

Soirée animée par Jennifer K. Dick

Le 30 avril 2019 
à 19h30 Berkeley Books of Paris 
8 rue Casimir Delavigne 
75006 Paris, 
M° Odéon, RER B Luxembourg 

This reading is organized to celebrate the exciting visit and residency time in France of 3 American poets—Eléna Rivera who is in France for a few months with Trelex, Ashley Colley who is on a Fulbright in France writing research-based poems and Deborah Poe, well-known book maker, who is celebrating the publication this spring of her own newest collection keep by Dusie Press. She is reading from it for the first time in Paris. We hope you will all join us at Berkeley Books to celebrate the gifts of bookmakers, grants that give us wonderful access to authors, and bookstores that give us the gift of supporting our events, and circulating our books to others. Thank you bookstores everywhere for putting poetry, by small and major presses, on their shelves. We are thrilled to be back at Berkeley Books this April! 

Deborah Poe is the author of the poetry collections keep (Dusie Press, 2019), the last will be stone, too (Stockport Flats), Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). Deborah also co-edited Between Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Fiction and Criticism (Peter Lang). Her work has appeared in journals like Denver Quarterly, Court Green, Loose Change, Colorado Review, and Jacket2, and in anthologies such as Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women & Place and In/Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley. Her visual works—including video poems and handmade book objects—have been exhibited at Pace University (New York City), Casper College (Wyoming), Center for Book Arts (New York City), University of Arizona Poetry Center (Tucson), University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writers House at Brodsky Gallery (Philadelphia), and ONN/OF “a light festival” (Seattle), as well as online with Bellingham Review, Elective Affinities, Peep/Show, Trickhouse, and The Volta. Deborah founded and curates the annual Handmade/Homemade Exhibit. She lives in Seattle. 

Ashley Colley is a poet and visual artist from Ohio who is currently a Fulbright grantee in Paris researching and writing her first poetry collection, an exploration of artistic and scientific attempts to represent animals in motion. This touches on history that spans from cave art to cinema. (Fulbright grant abstract online). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals including jubilat, Prelude, Black Warrior Review, Textsound Drunken Boat, Smoking Glue Gun, Catch Up and New Delta Review. Her visual poems and artwork have appeared in Seneca Review and in books from Persistent Editions and Bloomsbury. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD candidate in the University of Denver's Creative Writing Program. During her time in Paris she has perused the archives of the Natural History Museum, the BNF and other cinema and still photo collections while giving occasional readings, such as for Paris Lit Up in February. 

Eléna Rivera was born in Mexico City and grew up in France. She is a poet and translator. Her most recent book is Scaffolding (2017) available from the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. Recent chapbooks include LE SOUCI FORMEL/the formal concern from Belladonna* (2016) and her bilingual artist book Disturbances in an Ocean of Air (published by Estepa Editions, France, with artwork by Kate Van Houten). Other books of poetry are Atmosphered (Oystercatcher Press), On The Nature of Position and Tone (Fields Press,, and The Perforated Map (Shearsman Books), among others. Rivera’s translation of The Ink’s Path by Bernard Noël was published by Cadastre8zero (Nov. 2018) in a bilingual edition with artwork by François Rouan and her translation of Noël’s The Rest of the Voyage was published by Graywolf Press (2011), and is the recipient of a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Translation. Her poetry has appeared in The Nation, The New York Times, Denver Quarterly, Jacket2, and Aufgabe among others, and some work online includes: A Test of Labor at Essay Press, “The Alhambra” at Aurochs Magazine, “Wind-borne” on The Volta and Overture on Metambesen. Eléna Rivera has received residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Santa Fe Arts Institute and participated in a Tamaas Read Translation seminar in Paris. She is currently in Paris writing new poetry while housed by the Trelex Residency.