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Poet's Spring 2014

April 16-29, 2014
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Talk and Reading with French Poets at McNally Jackson

April 25, 2014 | 8pm
McNally Jackson
The beautiful bookstore McNally Jackson hosts a reading of French and American poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris and Tracy Grinnell, presented by Vincent Broqua.
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"From Translation All Science Had Its Offspring" The Florio Translation of the Essays of Michel de Montaigne

April 28, 2014 | 6:30pm
Barnard College Campus
On the occasion of the publication of Shakespeare's Montaigne (NYRB, 2014), a modernized and annotated edition of John Florios's 1603 translation of Montaigne's Essays, please join Barnard College on April 28, 2014 for an evening with the book's co-editor Peter Platt (Department of English, Barnard College) in conversation with Phillip John Usher (Department of French, Barnard College).
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A Literary Safari with Frédéric Gros

April 29, 2014 | 6:30-10pm
Westbeth Center for the Arts
Frédéric Gros, the author of A Philosophy of Walking and editor of Michel Foucault’s last lectures at the Collège de France, will participate in the Literary Safari, a World Voices Festival favorite event.
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Why Do French Comics Sell Abroad?

On the occasion of the 41st Angoulême Comics Festival, which ended last Sunday, what better time to take a look at the state of French comics on the American book market?
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Revisiting the First World War

How can we address World War I a century later? As the centennial of la Grande Guerre approaches, French publishers are releasing a wide range of titles in all genres dealing with diverse aspects of the war.
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Visions & Revisions

April 23, 2014 | 6pm
Poets House
A discussion around the phrase “a hedge between keeps friendship green” featuring poets Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Ben Lerner and Anna Moschovakis, interspersed with readings from their work. Charlie Burnham will provide musical accompaniment for the readings. This event also includes an exhibition of illustrations by students from the School of Visual Arts and a cocktail hour. Made Possible in part by Poets House's Literary Partners Program.
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Translating the Untranslatable

April 25, 2014 | 2-6pm
La Maison Française of NYU
Organized by Vincent Broqua and Emmanuelle Ertel, this overview of contemporary poetry translation in the U.S. includes a roundtable discussion and presentation of translated texts. Guest poets include Pierre Alferi, Anne Portugal, Charles Bernstein, Cole Swensen, Pierre Joris, Tracy Grinnell, and Jean-Jacques Poucel.
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Storytime with Benjamin Chaud at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

April 26, 2014 | 2pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosts Benjamin Chaud on April 26th at 2 pm. Benjamin Chaud is a well-known French author and illustrator. He has recently published The Bear's Song. He lives in the Southeast of France.
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Puppets show with Benjamin Chaud

April 27, 2014 | 2pm
Bank Street Bookstore
Bank Street Bookstore invited Benjamin Chaud to their regular improvisational puppet show with live music featuring Rebecca Migdal (puppeteer) and Andy Laties (accompanist.). Fractured Fables presents wacky mashups of traditional stories that children in the audience get to pick from a bucket.
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French Literature in the Making: Colette Fellous

April 28, 2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
La Maison Française of NYU hosts French Literature in the Making, a series of evenings with French writers speaking about their work in conversation with Olivier Barrot. The upcoming event will be on January 27th with Colette Fellous, novelist, editor, radio producer and author of Aujourd’hui (Prix Marguerite Duras), Pour Dalida, Un Amour de frère, La Préparation de la vie.
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PEN World Voices Opening Night: Twelve Angry Women and Men

April 28, 2014 | 7-8:30pm
The Cooper Union - Great Hall
At the “PEN World Voices Opening Night” twelve prominent thinkers each bring their rage to the stage for 7-minute orations on the social or political phenomenon of their choosing. This is a rare opportunity to hear about the issues, both macro and micro, that preoccupies these brilliant men and women. Participants include Adonis, Gado, Yahya Hassan, Sofi Oksanen, Colm Toibin and others.