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Pierre Joris

Author's Bio

Pierre Joris, while raised in Luxembourg, has moved between Europe, the US & North Africa for half a century now, publishing close to 50 books of poetry, essays, translations and anthologies. In early 2016 An American Suite (poems) came out from Inpatient Press. In 2014 he published Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press); Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) which received the 2015 ALTA National Translation Award; A Voice full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly (co-edited with Peter Cockelbergh, Contra Mundum Press); and Bernat Manciet’s Ode to James Dean (co-translated from Occitan with Nicole Peyrafitte; mindmade books). 2013 had brought Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press & The University of California Book of North African Literature (vol. 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour (UCP).

Publications and Prizes

Books:
An American Suite (Early Poems) (Inpatient Press, 2016), Barzakh: Poems 2000-2010 (Black Widow Press, 2014), Pail Celan: Breathturn into Timestead (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), Meditations on the Stations of Mansur Al-Hallaj (Chax Press, 2013), Justifying The Margins (Salt Publishing, 2009), Lightduress by Paul Celan (Green Integer, 2004), PABLO PICASSO: The Burial of the Count of Orgaz & Other Poems (Exact Change, 2004), The Rothenberg Variations (Wild Honey Press, 2004), Permanent Diaspora (Duration Press, 2003), 4x1: Works by Rainer Maria Rilke, Tristan Tzara, Jean-Pierre Duprey & Habib (Inconundrum Press, 2002), Poasis (Wesleyan University Press, 2001), Breccia (Editions Phi/Station Hill, 1987)
Anthologies:
Paul Celan : Selections (University of California Press, 2005), Threadsuns by Paul Celan (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), Breathturn by Paul Celan (Sun & Moon Press, 1995), Poems For The Millennium Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (University of California Press, 1995)
Prizes:
2015 The ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) National Translation Award in Poetry for Breathturn into Timestead by Paul Celan 2013 The MLA Aldo & Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature. 2011 NEA Translation grant. 2005 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation 2003 Berlin Prize Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin. 1999 NEA Translation grant. 1996 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature (with Jerome Rothenberg). 1994 PEN Center USA West Award for Translation (with Jerome Rothenberg). Faculty Research Award Program grant, SUNY-Albany 1993 & 1997. Fonds Culturel National (Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg) writer's grant, 1987. Centre National des Lettres (France) translator's grant, 1983. The 1975 Fel's Literary Award (via CCLM) to the editors of SIXPACK. CCLM grant to SIXPACK magazine, 1975.

Pierre Joris Resume

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Listing last updated: December 1, 2016

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Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
French, German
Born in:
Strasbourg
Raised in:
Luxembourg

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