Thursday 10th March at 19h30 at The American Library in Paris
To celebrate Le Printemps des Poètes, France’s Poetry Month, four English-language poets will be reading from their work. In the spirit of this year’s theme, “d’infinis paysages,” each reader will offer ways in which the “Infinite Landscapes” of oceans and islands, of seashores, deserts, mountains, fields and city streets are transformed into the landscaped infinities of poetry. The program is brought to you by Upstairs at Duroc, the Paris-based literary journal.
Margo Berdeshevsky’s poetry collection, But A Passage In Wilderness, was published by Sheep Meadow Press, who will also publish her new book, Between Soul and Stone, in the fall of 2011. Her short story collection, Beautiful Soon Enough (University of Alabama Press, 2009) received Fiction Collective 2’s American Book Review / Ronald Sukenick Award for Innovative Fiction. Margo has received 6 Pushcart nominations and 2 Pushcart Special Mention citations as well as The Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Award. Originally from NYC, she lives and writes in Paris.
Paula Bohince is the author of 2 poetry collections, both from Sarabande Books: Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods (2008; e-book 2010) and The Children (forthcoming in 2012). She has received the 2010-2011 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation and elsewhere.
Dylan Harris is an English poet who has lived and worked in various EU countries. This sequence of culture changes has come to dominate his poetry. His books include the collection antwerp (wurm press, Dublin), the chapbook Europe (wurm press, 2008) and his recent poetry / photography chapbook smoke, published by the The Knives Forks and Spoons Press in the UK.
Sarah Riggs is a poet, translator and visual artist. She has published Waterwork (Chax Press, 2007) and a book of essays: Word Sightings: Poetry and Visual Media in Stevens, Bishop and O’Hara (Routledge, 2002). Her most recent chapbook is 60 Textos (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She has translated Isabelle Garron, Ryoko Sekiguchi and Marie Borel (with Omar Berrada). A member of Double Change and the director of Tamaas, she teaches at NYU in Paris.