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Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending From The Blade by Pierre Joris PDF Print E-mail


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Joris, Pierre
19 January 2010
Ahadada Books



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Ahadada Books is pleased to present Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending From The Blade by Pierre Joris. The Tang Extending From The Blade is the twenty-ninth release in the Ahadada Books Online Chapbook series.

Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Great Britain, North Africa, France & Luxembourg for some forty years now. He has published over 40 books of poetry, essays and translations. In 2007 & 2008 he published Aljibar and  Aljibar II (poems, a bilingual edition with French translation by Eric Sarner, Editions PHI, Luxembourg). Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 came out in 2009 from SALT in the UK. His 2007 publications are the CD Routes, not Roots (with Munir Beken, oud; Mike Bisio, bass; Ben Chadabe, percussion; & Mitch Elrod, guitar, issued by Ta’wil Productions)  and Meditations on the Stations of Mansour Al-Hallaj 1-21 (Anchorite Press, Albany). Other translations include Paul Celan: Selections (University of California Press) and 4x1: Work by Tristan Tzara, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib Tengour translated by Pierre Joris from Inconundrum Press. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 & 2: The University of California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry. Green Integer published 3 volumes of his Paul Celan translations: Breathturn, Threadsuns and Lightduress (which received the 2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award). He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his wife, the performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte and teaches poetry & poetics at the State University of New York, Albany.

You can check out Joris' daily commentaries on poetry, poetics & politics, as well as his reading/performing calendar on NOMADICS blog and on the HOMAD website.

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