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Welcome to Poets Live. Founded in the 1980s, we are the oldest running anglophone poetry reading series in Paris. We offer an eclectic range of poetry, all styles and tastes, instream and outstream, from the anglophonie, from outside the anglophonie. We want poets visiting Paris to read, we want poets living in Paris to read. Our goal is to explore the breadth of modern anglophonic poetry.

Our events, held one Tuesday a month, are kindly hosted by Berkeley Books of Paris , 8, rue Casimir-Delavigne, 75006 Paris, Metro 0déon. We invite you to come early to browse the marvelous selection of literature available in this unique bookstore.

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Poets Live opens their reading season with:

Rae Armantrout and her French translator, Martin Richet

When: Thursday (exceptionally), September 10, 2015 at 19:30
Where: Berkeley Books of Paris, 8, rue Casimir-Delavigne, 75006 Paris
Métro: Odéon

Rae Armantrout has published 12 books of poetry. Her most recent collection, Itself, was published in 2015. Her 2013 book, Just Saying, has just appeared in an Italian edition on stampato presso, Rome. Her poems have also been collected in a Spanish edition: Rae Armantrout: Poemas: (Spain, 2014). Versed (2009) received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Partly, a volume of new and selected poems will appear in 2016. Her work has appeared in many anthologies such as: The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-2012 (2013), The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012). Armantrout was a fellow at the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy from June 26 to July 24 2014.

Martin Richet est l’auteur de L’Autobiographie de Gertrude Stein (Éric Pesty Éditeur, 2011) et traducteur de métier. Parmi ses nombreuses traductions figurent 100 Sentences / 100 Phrases de Robert Grenier (Éditions de l’Attente), Gesualdo de Lyn Hejinian (Jacataqua n°2, Éric Pesty Éditeur), Là, poèmes : 1968-1975 de Robert Creeley (Éditions Héros-Limite), L’Ouverture du champ de Robert Duncan (Éditions Corti), Les Sonnets de Ted Berrigan (Joca Seria, postface de Jacques Roubaud), Indiens en bleu de travail de Jaime de Angulo (Éditions Héros-Limite), Poèmes électriques d’Aram Saroyan (idem) et un choix de poèmes de Larry Eigner, De l’air porteur / articulation / un monde (Éditions Corti). Il prépare enfin une série de livres intitulée Comment vivre. Deux parties ont paru : Génération de l’animal (Série z :) et Catégorie : Contexte (Les Cahiers de Benjy).

Next Poets Live reading: Tuesday, September 22 at Berkeley Books with Deborah Bogan and Andrew Shields. Full details follow.

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