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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Exact Change (May 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1878972367
  • ISBN-13: 978-1878972361
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is best remembered for his cubist paintings and collages, but his poetry was admired by many of his contemporaries, including André Breton, Paul Éluard, and Michel Leiris, whose preface is included in this edition.

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Pierre Joris has moved between the US, Europe & North Africa for 45 years, publishing over 40 books of poetry, essays and translations. Just published are Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press &, from UCP, The University of California Book of North African Literature (vol. 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Forthcoming in late 2013 is Barzakh (Poems 2000-2012) from Black Widow Press.

Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited, introduced & translated by Pierre Joris (Black Widow Press) came out in early 2012 as did Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, edited by Peter Cockelbergh, with essays on Joris' work by, among others, Mohamed Bennis, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard, Clayton Eshleman, Allen Fisher, Christine Hume, Robert Kelly, Abdelwahab Meddeb, Jennifer Moxley, Jean Portante, Carrie Noland, Alice Notley, Marjorie Perloff & Nicole Peyrafitte (Litteraria Pragensia, Charles University, Prague, 2011).

The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan, translated & annotated by Pierre Joris, is scheduled for early 2014 from Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. Other recent books include The Meridian: Final Version--Drafts--Materials by Paul Celan (Stanford U.P. 2011), Canto Diurno #4: The Tang Extending from the Blade, (poems, 2010), Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 (Salt Books), Aljibar I & II (poems) & the CD Routes, not Roots (with Munir Beken, oud; Mike Bisio, bass; Ben Chadabe, percussion; Mitch Elrod, guitar; Ta'wil Productions). Further translations include Paul Celan: Selections (UC Press) & Lightduress by Paul Celan which received the 2005 PEN Poetry Translation Award. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited Poems for the Millennium, vol. 1 & 2: The University of California Book of Modern & Postmodern Poetry. He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his wife, performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte & teaches poetry & poetics at the State University of New York, Albany. Check out his Nomadics Blog.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stanley Gemmell on September 19, 2013
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From his sense of slippage, where each word organically leads to the next as if a natural as opposed to surreal thread were leading his muse... to the concrete and colorful imagery deployed, ...Count of Orgaz is an amazing product. Like many other painters before and since, there is a different sensibility from that of the musician or sound poet: the poem skips many layers of intentionality or meaning, seeming to reconvene with these when convenient or needed. The 20th century sense of anguish is certainly present in these poems, which make them a dark read, but so too is a prevaling sense of hope, honesty, fun and sensual richness. The man was a survivor and here, his artistry depicts that process in an intimate, not usually seen light. - Stanley Gemmell
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