This Saturday, November 4, Behind the Egg: A Reading Series presented by Tool A Magazine and Unpleasant Event Schedule at 4:00pm at POINT 5 The Capital District Federation of Ideas (383.5 Madison Avenue, Albany) featuring Pierre Joris and Ted Pelton
Pierre Joris, UAlbany English professor, avant-garde poet and leading translator, is the author of Poasis, a collection of his original poetry, among other books or poems. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Joris works in three languages: English, French and German. As a result of his multiple fluencies and ties to multiple cultures, Joris’s poetry is characterized by cross-linguistic puns, energetic wordplay, and reflections on the nature of language.
Ted Pelton’s newest book, Malcolm and Jack, is a novel based on a conjectured meeting between Jack Kerouac and Malcolm X, is just out from Spuyten Duyvil. Excerpts appear in La Petite Zine and on this site. Pelton had completed a Master’s in Creative Writing at University of Colorado at Boulder, a PhD in English at University of Buffalo, and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in Fiction. He is the author of the novella Bhang (Blazevox Books 2004).
In addition to fiction, he has also published widely as a critic, having written on Robert Creeley, Ben Marcus, Kenneth Koch, and Kenyan novelist Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Fiction International, electronic book review, and elsewhere. He lives in Buffalo, where he is an Associate Professor of Humanities at Medaille College.
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