with Christodoulos Makris (Ireland) and Freke Räihä (Sweden)
joined by Carole Birkan and Will Cox (Paris)

When: November 4, 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.

Christodoulos Makris grew up in Nicosia and has also lived in Manchester, London, and since 2001 in Dublin. His new book The Architecture of Chance is forthcoming from Wurm Press. Previous books include Spitting Out the Mother Tongue (Wurm Press, 2011) and the artist’s book Muses Walk (2012). He is co-editor of Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry from Dublin and Guadalajara (EBL-Cielo Abierto / Conaculta, 2014) and co-curator of Yes But Are We Enemies (September 2014), a project & tour of Ireland focusing on poetry in collaboration. He was the representative of Cyprus at Poetry Parnassus - part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
http://yesbutisitpoetry.blogspot.com. Twitter: @c_makris

Freke Räihä: Born in Stockholm 1978, but lives in the rural outskirts of southern Sweden with partner and three children; the last years commuting to the University of Lund where he studies a masters in LIS, building on his Creative Writing and Publishing Studies BA:s. He has published 8 books in Swedish and, in English, Standard Form for Language Resentment. He has worked in every aspect of the literary field – now focusing on his post-humanist publishing house and bread work: building form for more readable authors. His work uses a creative focus off the American current of non-creative writing, using conceptual frames for inductive poetry.

Carole Birkan was born in London and lives in France, teaching and researching language, poetry and translation at a Parisian University. Her work has appeared in Mima’amakim, The Forward (USA) and Tears in the Fence (UK) and is forthcoming from Upstairs at Duroc (FR) and Zone (UK).

Will Cox is from Portland, Oregon, USA and studied business management in Boston, MA. In 2013 he co-founded Belleville Park Pages, a literary publication focused on supporting the work of new and emerging writers around the world.

Next Poets Live reading will be December 2 with Alice Notley.


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