ed. Peter Cockelbergh
ISBN 978-80-7308-370-0 (paperback). 420pp.
Publication date: December 2011
Price: € 12.00 (not including postage)

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Pierre Joris’s work is known to many and in many guises, but nevertheless seems to slip through the mazes of American, British, French, North African, Luxemburgish and German secondary literature. Long overdue, this volume brings together renowned poets, critics, philosophers, translators and scholars, all with different backgrounds and languages, contributing a range of texts on as many aspects of Joris’s work as possible (and needed). The main sections of the book are devoted to spaces (Luxemburgish, North African and English), “po, po & po” (poetry, poetics & politics), nomadics, translations, and American “lineages and crossovers.” Additionally, short so-called “geographemes” cut across the book, in which Joris revisits and ruminates on earlier campsites, journeys and writings. Supplementing this volume, an online archival platform with additional poems, audio and video materials, unpublished essays, translations and book illustrations will be launched as well.

Contributors: Louis Armand, Tony Baker, Franca Bellarsi, Mohammed Bennis, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard, Geert Buelens, Clive Bush, Corina Ciocarlie, Peter Cockelbergh, Clayton Eshleman, Allen Fisher, Christine Hume, Robert Kelly, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Jennifer Moxley, Carrie Noland, Alice Notley, Marjorie Perloff, Nicole Peyrafitte, Jean Portante, Christopher Rizzo, Jerome Rothenberg, Dale Smith, Habib Tengour.

Peter Cockelbergh is a Belgian poet, scholar and translator living in Lille, France. He has published on Ezra Pound, Robert Kelly, Clayton Eshleman and Beat poetry, and is the editor, with Pierre Joris, ofa collected essays of Robert Kelly, A Voice Full of Cities, and an essay book on Robert Kelly, A City Full of Voices (2013, ContraMundum Press).

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