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Over the past decade or so, no one has done more for poetry in the Pacific Northwest than has Paul Nelson.– Sam Hamill

Interview on the Found Poems of J.I. Kleinberg

We caught up on May 16, 2022, with longtime Poetry Postcard Fest participant Judy J.I. Kleinberg about her exhibit at...

Inside the Day Song (Workshop)

Get your five page handout loaded with links, prompts and inspirations if you register for this one day workshop...

Pierre Joris Interview (Canto Diurno #1, 2-MAY-2022)

It’s a pretty ambitious goal to write an epic poem in a day. Bernadette Mayer’s Midwinter Day, an epic about the daily...

Pierre Joris Interview from 2022

by Paul E. Nelson

Pierre Joris

A 2022 interview with Pierre Joris on his long poem Canto Diurno #1. That 1986 poem is a very ambitious effort to make a poem “as large as I / could make it.” That he’d call it a “canto” is evocative of Ezra Pound. Pierre Joris was born on Bastille Day in 1946 in Strasbourg, France, and raised in Luxembourg. He’s moved between the US, Europe & North Africa for 55 years, published more than 50 books of poetry, essays, anthologies, plays & translations. His translations of the poetry of Paul Celan are a tremendous gift to world literature, as are his collaborations with Jerome Rothenberg on editing the anthology Poems for the Millennium, Volumes I & II. Pierre. This interview was recorded on May 2, 2022.

5.2.2022 Interview with Pierre Joris

by Pierre Joris | Canto Diurno #1