The New Social Environment#366

Radical Poetry Reading with Pierre Joris

Featuring poetry read by Allen Fisher, Randall Horton, Layli Long Soldier, and Tracie Morris


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Pierre Joris curates the 48th Radical Poetry Reading featuring poetry read by Allen Fisher, Randall Horton, Layli Long Soldier, and Tracie Morris.

In this talk

Pierre Joris

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Pierre Joris has moved between Europe, the US & North Africa for 55 years, publishing over 80 books of poetry, essays, translations & anthologies — most recently Interglacial Narrows (Poems 1915-2021) & Always the Many, Never the One: Conversations In-between, with Florent Toniello, both from Contra Mundum Press. In 2020 his two final Paul Celan translations came out: Memory Rose into Threshold Speech: The Collected Earlier PoetryMicroliths They are, Little Stones: Posthumous Prose. In 2019 Spuyten Duyvil published Arabia (not so) Deserta(Essays on Maghrebi & Mashreqi literature). Other recent works include A City Full of Voices: Essays on the Work of Robert Kelly , & Conversations in the Pyrenees with Adonis .

Allen Fisher

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Poet, painter, and art historian Allen Fisher has been included in over 160 publications, with his most recent artist’s book Black Pond (2020). Fisher worked in the City Lead Works from 1962 until the ’70s, performed with Fluxus in Britain in the ’70s, and studied physics, human physiology, drawing and color, and art history at Goldsmiths and Essex. He is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and editor of the journal Spanner and Spanner Editions and co-publisher of Aloes Books, New London Pride, and Edible Magazine.

Randall Horton

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Poet Randall Horton is a Professor of English at the University of New Haven and is currently the only tenured full professor in the United States at a university or college with seven felony convictions. He is the recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Literature, among many other honors. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Pen America’s Pen Prison Writing Program. In 2018-2019 Randall was selected as Poet-in-Residence for the Civil Rights Corps in Washington DC, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging systemic injustice in the American legal system. Dr. Horton’s latest collection of poetry {#289-128} was published by the University of Kentucky Press in 2020.

Layli Long Soldier

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Poet, writer, and activist Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The New York Times, The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review, BOMB, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award, the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award and a 2021 Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Tracie Morris

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Poet, performance artist, and scholar Tracie Morris, MFA, PhD, is writer/editor of 10 books. She is a Professor of Poetry at The Iowa Writers Workshop and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the CPCW Fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, the WPR Creative Fellowship at Harvard University, and is a 2021 Guggenheim Poetry Fellowship awardee. Her most recent collection of poetry is Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place, which was published in 2018 in French and English, and her work has been featured in dozens of anthologies.

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