Monday, April 07, 2008

Poetry Reading at WICE, 9th April 2008

The Paris literary journal UPSTAIRS AT DUROC

invites you to a reading of new work by five authors:

Sandy Florian, Choman Hardi, Christine Herzer, Chim Nwabueze & Simon Pettet

On Wednesday April 9, 2008, 7:30 PM

At WICE, 20 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris (go through street door into courtyard)

Metro Duroc, Falguiere or Montparnasse

Sandy Florian earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University in 2003, where she was recipient of the Francis Mason Harris Award for the best manuscript by a woman. She is the author of Telescope (Action Books 2006), 32 Pedals & 47 Stops (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2007) and The Tree of No (forthcoming with Action Books 2008). Her work appears in over 40 national and international journals. She lives in Paris, where she teaches at WICE and the American University.

Choman Hardi was born in Iraqi Kurdistan. Her family fled to Iran in 1988. She came to England as a refugee in 1993 where she was educated at Queen's College Oxford and elsewhere. She has published two collections of poetry in Kurdish. Her highly acclaimed collection in English, Life for us, was published by Bloodaxe in 2004.

Poet and visual artist Christine Herzer is working on her MFA in poetry at Bennington College, Vermont. She has studied with Michael Burkard and Timothy Liu. She is currently in Paris to work on an artist book.

Chim Nwabueze, poet and composer from New York currently living in France, is the author of Experiments and Drafts (USU 1998) and Convergences (USU 2004). He has done numerous recordings of experimental music around the musical saw (sonorous blade) of which he is a rare specialist: Among these are Improvisations for saw and piano harp (with Sylvie Menta, 1999), Working with ladders (with Kenta Nagai, fretless guitar, 1999).

Simon Pettet is the author of More Winnowed Fragments (Talisman, 2006), Selected Poems (Talisman, 1995), the collaborations Conversations About Everything & Talking Pictures with filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt. He edited Art Writings of Pulitzer-prize-winning "NY School" poet James Schuyler. Hearth, a book of poems, is forthcoming in 2008. He will be having a public interview session with Jennifer K Dick at WICE on 8 April & will give a workshop/special film session also at WICE this week

Come listen to poetry and music and pick up your copy of Upstairs at Duroc's Issue #9


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this info.
I am a NYC musical saw player and I was looking for a way to contact Chim Nwabueze... which led me to your blog. I would like to invite him to the NYC Musical Saw Festival ( )

All the best,

Saw Lady

Jonathan Wonham said...

Hi Saw Lady, I have passed this message on to Chim. Great blog you have by the way. Best, Jonathan.