I am so honored that my poem “the urban body is dependent.” has been nominated for Best of the Net by Revue Pøst, an outstanding bilingual (English and French) journal based out of Montreal. Congratulations, too, to my fellow nominees Josh Lipson for “Habana-Om,” DS Maolalai for “Mana,” Nate Maxson for “The Mars Rover Sings Happy Birthday to Itself,” Bruce McRae for “Visionary,” and Daniel Romo for “Molecules.” Hope you’ll continue to follow this special editorial project from Leila Alfaro + Gabriel Kunst.
I am happy to announce that in September 2019 I will begin a two-year appointment as an English Lecturer at the Université de Cergy-Pontoise. My position is housed in the UFR Langues et études internationales department and, more specifically, in the Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Étrangères Régionales (LLCER) division. I am thrilled to accept this opportunity and to spend this summer (and many weeks to come) designing themed workshops that will gear students towards confidence (!) and structured but adventure-filled exercises in oral comprehension and expression.
I am thrilled to share this video, & as always this project. I love this group of Paris poets & thank them for sharing in the dream—. The above is a video-poem, of mischief & revolt, composed in an email-relay adaptation of exquisite corpse. It was filmed in Paris, France, in March 2019. We present it to you this month to celebrate the 5th Birthday of Verse of April, the digital anthology of homage to the poets. Thanks for following along in the project!
I am very pleased to join the annual Parisian spring tradition of poetry readings for Le Printemps des poètes this Sunday, March 24th. Thank you poétesse and Présidente de l'association Rives Méditerranéennes Fatima Chbibane for sharing the occasion!
With poems from
Antonia Alexandra Klimenko
HEURE : 16 h
LIEU : 110 rue Jean Bleuzen 92170 Vanves
METRO : L13 Malakoff Plaeau de Vanves
Sortie Rue Jean Bleuzen Vanves
Please join us Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the 19th arrondissement for this special session of words and sound—.
Quand ça: Mercredi 27 février 2019 à 18h00
Où ça: Café Chez Samir - Le Ventre de l’Architecte
4 rue Burnouf 75019 Paris (Métro Colonel Fabien ou Belleville)
Avec qui là:
Fatma Çıngı Kocadost
Mariejo de Ballestreros
I hope you’ll join us at Delaville Café on February 5, 2019, as Cole Swensen, Marie Borel, and myself read from our respective pages. Many thanks to Jennifer K. Dick and Deborah Heissler for organizing this event and for giving space and stage to the work of poets and translators in so many languages!
: Rêve RenVersé :
[dans le cadre de l’exposition Dreamtime de Michèle van de Roer] : une soirée poétique—
lieu: Fondation La Ruche-
Association Atelier Alfred Boucher
2 Passage de Dantzig
avec de la poésie rêvée et renversée de
Marie de Quatrebarbes
et d'autres invités
rsvp avant le 12 décembre
nombre de places limité
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Marie de Quatrebarbes (1984) vit et écrit à Paris. Elle a publié dernièrement Gommage de tête (Éric Pesty Éditeur, 2017) et John Wayne est sous mon lit (cipM, 2018). Son prochain livre, Voguer, paraîtra en 2019 aux éditions P.O.L.
Cole Swensen est l'auteure de dix-sept recueils de poésie, dernièrement On Walking On (Nightboat, 2017), Gave (Omnidawn, 2017), et Landscapes on a Train (Nightboat 2015), and un volume des essais critiques. Ses recueils se concentrent sur des projets de recherche spécifiques, notamment sur les parcs publics, l'art plastique, les manuscripts illuminés, et les fantômes. Son travail a été récompensé par The National Poetry Series, the Iowa Poetry Prize, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, et the PEN USA Award in Literary Translation. Ancienne boursière Guggenheim, elle est co-rédactrice de l'anthologie Norton American Hybrid et rédactrice-fondatrice de La Presse Poetry (www.lapressepoetry.com). Elle enseigne à Brown University.
ANNA SERRA EST NÉE AU BORD DU GOLF DU LION, AU PIÉMONT DES PYRÉNÉES, À LA FRONTIÈRE DE LA CATALOGNE NORD ET SUD. AUJOURD’HUI ELLE VIT À PARIS. ELLE PUBLIE DES RECUEILS DE POÈME, DES HISTOIRES ET DES TRADUCTIONS DE POÉSIE CATALANE. PARALLÈLEMENT, ELLE EST EXPLORATRICE DES ORALITÉS DU POÈME À TRAVERS DES PERFORMANCES ET DES ACTIONS RADIOPHONIQUES PUBLIQUES. EN 2017, ELLE CRÉE RADIO O ET LA REVUE OR, UNE REVUE DE POÉSIE PULSÉE AUGMENTÉE.
Marissa Davis est poète et éducatrice venant de Paducah, Kentucky aux États-Unis. Après avoir étudié quatre ans à Nashville, Tennessee, elle a déménagé à Paris pour travailler en tant que prof d'anglais dans une école primaire; elle commence sa deuxième année à Paris. Sa poésie a paru dans Kindred Magazine, The Carolina Quarterly, Duende, et Rattle.
Carrie Chappell est originaire d'Alabama. Elle a reçu son Master de Beaux Arts en création littéraire de l'Université de la Nouvelle-Orléans en 2013. Sa poésie a paru dans Anastamos, Blue Mesa Review, CALAMITY, Cimarron Review, Cream City Review, FORTH Magazine, Harpur Palate, Juked, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, et The Volta. Ses essais ont été publiés dans The Collagist, Diagram, FANZINE, The Iowa Review, Xavier Review, et Buried Letter Press. Depuis 2014, elle vit et écrit à Paris.
(affiche faite par triski nurani)
I am pleased to announce that Paris Lit Up Editors Stephanie Papa and Emily Ruck Keene have invited me to be the featured reader on Thursday, May 3rd. If on this night you find yourself stomping along in the hills of Belleville, please stop by to cool off in verse and vindication. I'll be sharing poems from my developing manuscripts rooned and The Urban Body. An open mic will follow and swallow you whole.
in Verse of April's fourth annual year, we are delighted to share with you the 2018 trailer. it divines from the raw poetry of parisian musician and visual artist Baptiste de Chabaneix. please watch and share! we welcome you to add your voice to this 4th installment of the digital anthology of homage to the poets. we accept profiles, portraits of your favorite poet, visuals of your favorite poems, photos, comics, recordings (dramatic, experimental, or musical), video, collages, or other inventions. thank you for joining us.
Join Kate Noakes and myself at Poets Live on Wednesday, April 26th at L'OpenBach (6-8 rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 75013 Paris) for poems and perhapses.
Thank you to everyone who made it out, and thank you to Malik Crumpler and Anaïs Pourrouquet for recording. Here I am reading an excerpt from my poem “transcendental ethel,” first published in Those That This.
verse of april will launch on the 1st, bringing a year's new collection of voices celebrating poetry. it's an online, international "party" of homage that coincides with the united states' recognition of a national poetry month. the aim is to share many voices, comics, images, mixed-media pieces that in some shape or another talk to the world of poetry. if you’d like to participate, please send in your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than april 15th.
many thanks to triski nurani for her logo design. you can follow her on instagram @black_eyeliner.
In an effort to share with the world the power and vast reach of poetry, this year I am gathering voices from Paris, and beyond, in recognition of the art form, that which moves or teases the minds of those from around the world.
Please consider following Verse of April. I hope it will continue through the years each spring as a way to celebrate the art which means so much to me and others.
If you are interested in contributing to the project, please email email@example.com for more information.
I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I'll be joining the team of Sundog Lit as Assistant Editor. If you aren't already doing so, "like" and "follow" us on Facebook and Twitter. And, please, send in your poems, nonfiction and fiction stories, flash pieces, art and photography, and chapbook manuscripts! We want to read and celebrate your best!
On September 6th, I'll depart from Atlanta to begin an adventure in Paris. I will deeply miss my home of New Orleans, Birmingham, and the South—my family and friends, writing community, and students. Still, I have always dreamed of an immersive experience in a European city, more specifically in Paris, and this opportunity arrived in exceptional time.
I'll be serving as an au pair for a sweet family, and I will continue work on my first full-length manuscript. Please keep in touch with me by email or contact me for my Parisian address. I'll be exploring, so if you have friends or ideas with which to connect me, I'd love to hear from you.
Here is a picture of my friends and me on our first journey to the city in the summer of 2007.
If you're in New Orleans this week, come out to the Pistil & Stamen Flower Farm and Studio on Thursday, July 17th, at 7:30 p.m. for the Sea Garden Reading to support local female poets (listed below) and flower-mothers (Denise Richter and Megan McHugh).