May 13: Prose poetry, recitation and performance poetry

with Gerald Fleming, Kit Fryatt and Carole Glasser Langille

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Where: Carr’s Pub, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris
Métros: Tuileries or Concorde
Drinks at the bar from whenever you like, poetry starts downstairs at 19:30.

Gerald Fleming’s poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty-five years. Between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, whose archives are at U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroſt Library. His book of poems Swimmer Climbing onto Shore came out in 2005, a book of prose poems, Night of Pure Breathing, appeared in 2011 and a book of longer prose poems, The Choreographer, in 2013. In 2013 he launched the limited-edition vitreous literary magazine One (More) Glass. Fleming taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers. He lives part of the year in Paris, part in California.

Kit Fryatt was born in 1978 in Tehran, and grew up in Singapore, Turkey and England. She moved to Ireland in 1999. In 2008 she set up Wurm im apfel with Dylan Harris, and from 2010 organised Wurm events solo. In 2009 she won the Stinging Fly prize for the poem “Ghastlymake”, which was also the first poem to win the prize in its history. She has published three books of poetry: Rain Down Can (Shearsman, 2012), turn push | turn pull (corrupt press, 2012) and The Co Durham Miner’s Granddaughter’s Farewell to the Harlan County Miner’s Grandson (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2013).

Carole Glasser Langille is the author of four books of poetry, including Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems (Pedlar Press, 2012) and Late In A Slow Time (Mansfield Press, 2003) a collection of short stories and two children’s books. She has been nominated for The Governor General’s Award in poetry and The Atlantic Poetry Prize, and the ReLit award in fiction. In 2013 she was awarded The Established Artist Recognition Award in Nova Scotia. She has given readings and workshops in South Africa, India and Kauai, among other places. Originally from New York, she now lives in Nova Scotia and teaches Creative Writing: Poetry at Dalhousie University.

Next Poets Live reading: Monday, June 16 2014

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