The Academy of American Poets in New York City and Berkeley Books of Paris are pleased to present a series of four readings by American poets in Paris. The fall series is a pilot project between the New York City-based cultural organization and the independent bookstore. All readings will take place at 7:30pm at Berkeley Books (8, rue Casimir Delavigne in Paris, France 75006).
Poets reading are:
Cole Swensen, October 7
Fork Burke, October 8
Daniel Woody, November 18
Jennifer K. Dick, December 3
Jennifer K. Dick is a writer, translator, teacher and literary events organizer originally from Iowa who now resides in France. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 6 chapbooks, most recently Afterlife by Angel House Press, Canada (2017) and Comme Un n°9, a collective work with 4 Japanese artists (2017). Jennifer is also the editor of two critical books on translation theory in the social sciences and translates French poets. She has been curating Ivy Writers Paris bilingual reading series since 2005 and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle-Mulhouse since 2010. Her increasing interest in collaborative projects with other authors, artists and dancers led to a 2016-2017 architecture-text installation at the Basel SBB Train Station in Switzerland and the 75 minute live show Traces de son amant qui s’en va (May 2015). She is part of Le Collectif with Italian and French poets from which the 2013 Benway Series Foglio 9 was published and 2 films, one in which she reads, Le Moulin by Gilles Weinzaepflan, 2013, (https://vimeo.com/101581345). Her poem Radial filmed by Lisa Pasold can be viewed here.
New work appears in Parentheses (Barcelona), Tears in The Fence (UK), BlazeVox issue 17, and in the women: poetry: migration anthology from Theenk publishers, NY (forthcoming fall 2017). Jennifer currently teaches for the Université de Haute Alsace and will be doing some guest teaching for Kent University UK's Paris MFA program and Naropa University in 2017 and 2018. She is also the co-organizer of the international conference Poetry in Expanded Translation 2: Intersemiotic Translation—between text and image, which will be held in Mulhouse, France 8-10 Nov 2017.