“North American Poetry 2000-2020/2: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics.” Conference, 29 June-2 July 2022, Paris.

Program below. 

From Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July, the conference will be held at Institut Universitaire de France. On Saturday 2 July, the conference will be held at Université Paris Cité. 

Wednesday 29 June – Friday 1 July

Institut Universitaire de France

Amphithéâtre Gay Lussac

25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

75005 Paris  

Wednesday 29 June

Institut Universitaire de France, Amphithéâtre Gay Lussac, 25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris

1:30 pm Coffee & Welcome address

2-3:30 pm Panel 1: National, Transnational
1. Elizabeth Brunazzi, scholar, editor, with Charlot Lucien, storyteller, poet and visual art artist, “Contemporary Haitian Performance Poetry in and around New York, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Montréal”
2. Zoe Skoulding, Bangor University, “Cross-border Ecologies of Translation”
3. Aurore Clavier, Université de Lille, “Place, Site, Nation : Joy Harjo and the multiscalar poetics of ‘Living Nations, Living Words'”

3:30-4 pm Coffee Break

4-5 pm Panel 2:  Renewed Ecopoetics Constellations
1. Evelyn Reilly, poet, critic, “Lucretius, Extinction Rebellion, and the Poetics of Love and Rage”
2. Marta Werbanowska, University of Vienna, “African American Ecopoetics and Black Atlantic Ecological Thinking”

7:30pm, Opening Reading

Atelier Michael Woolworth, 2 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris :

Sara Larsen, Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy, Lisa Robertson 


Thursday 30 June

Institut Universitaire de France, Amphithéâtre Gay Lussac, 25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris

9:15 Coffee

9:30-11 am Panel 3 Rethinking Montage
1. Michel Delville, University of Liège, “Erasurist Poetics and Politics in North-America: 1998-2016”
2. Peter Middleton, University of Southampton, “The Politics of Repetition in Juliana Spahr, Layli Long Soldier, and Srikanth Reddy”
3. Steven Zultanski, poet, critic, “Genre and Process in the Poetry of Tan Lin”

11-11:30 am Coffee Break

11:30 am-12:30 pm Panel 4 Documentary Poetics
1. William Dow, University Gustave Eiffel, “Metabolizing Genres: American Poetry and Literary Journalism”
2. Naomi Toth, University Paris Nanterre, “Poetic justice? Appropriating legal documents in contemporary North American poetry”


2-3:30 pm Panel 5 Queer & Feminist Interventions
1. Claire Finch, University Paris 8, “Kathy Acker’s Cuntemporary – feminism, fuck you’s, and avant-garde literary technologies”
2. Michael Hinds, Dublin City University, “Obscenely Woke: Kendra deColo”
3. Héloïse Thomas, University Bordeaux-Montaigne, “‘It’s a poem I memorized to stay alive when everything in me screamed otherwise’: Poetry, Form, and Liberation in the 21st Century”

3:30-4 pm Coffee Break

4-5 pm Panel 6 The Poetics of Care and Health
1. Adam Clay, University of la Rochelle, “Politics and aesthetics of care in Brandy Nalani McDougall’s poems”
2. Toni R. Juncosa, University of Barcelona, “‘Every day is a funeral and a miracle:’ Danez Smith’s Poetry, HIV, and 21st-Century Elegiac Genre”

Friday 1 July 

Institut Universitaire de France, Amphithéâtre Gay Lussac, 25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève, 75005 Paris

9:15 Coffee

9:30-11 am Panel 7 Anthologies, Race, and Identities
1. Maria Manning, University College Cork, “‘This anthology is meant to expand the idea of who a poet is and what a poem is for’: Identity and Action in Breakbeat Poetry”
2. Samantha Majhor, Marquette University, “Indigenous Rising: Native Voices in the 21st Century North American Poetic Landscape”
3. Patrick Durgin, Art Institute of Chicago, “Xenophobia, Cosmopolitanism, Our Heuristic Conditions”

11-11:30 am Coffee Break

11:30 am-1 pm Panel 8 Xenoglossia, Accents, and Polyvocality
1. Jennifer Scappettone, University of Chicago, Visiting Professor, Université Gustave Eiffel, “Glottal Stop: Xenoglossic Breathing and Poetic Transmutations of the Mother Tongue”
2. Andrew Eastman, Université de Strasbourg, “Listening with the body: poetics of accent in the work of Cathy Park Hong”
3. Shiv Kotecha, New York University / Rhode Island School of Design, “Side Kicks: Not White Fabulation in White Poetry”


2-4 pm Panel 9 Digital Poetics and Mixed Media
1. Alessandro De Francesco, Turin Academy of Fine Arts, Visiting Professor, Bern Academy of the Arts, and Danny Snelson,  University of California, Los Angeles, “Immersive Poetry and VR Poetics”
2. Joe Milutis, University of Washington-Bothell, “Attack of the Vernacular: Internet Poetics, Platforms, Pedagogy”
3. Allan Deneuville, Graduate School of Reasearch ArTeC, “I Scrape, Therefore, I write”
4. Zsófia Szatmári, Université Paris 8 / Eötvös Loránd University, “Abigail Child’s ‘Foreign’ Poems”

4-4:30 pm Coffee Break

4:30-6 pm Panel 10 The Politics of Teaching
1. Hélène Aji, Ecole normale supérieure, “Modernist Hangover : Bob Perelman, ‘poet, teacher and critic'”
2. Chloé Thomas, Université d’Angers, “Revisiting the poetry workshop”
3. Michael Barnholden, poet, artist, scholar, “The Kootenay School of Writing: A political intervention more than anything else”

7:30 pm, Collective Poetry Reading,

Michael Barnholden, Alessandro De Francesco et Danny Snelson, Patrick Durgin, Claire Finch, Toni R. Juncosa, Shiv Kotecha, Charlot Lucien, Joe Milutis, Evelyn Reilly, Jennifer Scappettone, Sophie Seita, Zoë Skoulding, Steve Zultanski

Maison de la poésie de Paris, 157 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris 


Saturday 2 July

Université Paris Cité

Bâtiment Halle aux Farines

10, 16 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris

9, 15 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris  

10:30 am Coffee

11 am-12:30 pm Panel 11 Listening to Poetry
1. Alexander Bell, University of East Anglia, “Lisa Robertson’s Prosody”
2. Lacy Rumsey, Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, “Directions and Limits in Twenty-First Century Prosody”
3. Sophie Seita, artist, writer, researcher, “Poetry Live: A Playlist”


2-4 pm Panel 12 Poetics of Address
1. Paulina Ambroży, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, “The Unfindable Self and Poem-as-Habitat in Evelyn Reilley’s Echolocation and a. rawlings’ Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists”
2. Kacper Bartczak, University of Łódź, “Voice as figure for ‘more life’ in Peter Gizzi’s psycho-political poetry”
3. Andrew Gorin, New York University, “Lyric Noise: The Phatic Subject of Poetry in the Mass Public Sphere”
4. Daniel Katz, University of Warwick, “‘These Feelings of Futurelessness’: Peter Gizzi’s Now It’s Dark


This is the closing conference of a 5-year research program on the history of US poetry and poetics, in relation with the Poets and Critics program in Paris.

What has been happening on the US poetry scene over the past twenty years? According to what criteria and principles can the field of US poetry be read today? In the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the scene was structured and defined by poetic, aesthetic, and political tensions: is this still the case today? Or should it be approached differently, by inventing new categories? How is poetry as a genre defined today, and particularly in relation to other genres, and other forms of art? How have the internet and digitization changed the production and distribution of poetry? Who or what authorities legitimize poetry? What relationships do poets develop with institutions? With academia? How is poetry taught? How does poetry redefine the uses of language? How does it incorporate languages other than English? How important is translation in North American poetry today? What privileged connections are being established between the poetry of the United States and the poetries of other countries, especially its North American neighbors (whether the Caribbean, Central America, or Canada)? Are the local and regional poetry scenes as active as in the 1960s? Or do poets tend to associate on a larger scale based on professed identities? How do gender, race, and class call for and enact redefinitions of the poetic spectrum? What are the sociological specificities of North American poetry today? What are the preferred forms for poetics and the critique of poetry? What forms does formal exploration assume?

The ambition of this conference is to explore the field of contemporary poetry in North America over the past twenty years and to identify the relevant notions and concepts that will allow us to map its current configurations. We invite papers which focus on English-language poetry as well as bilingual or multilingual works including English as one of their languages. We welcome submissions that question and recontextualize the term “North American.” We are particularly interested in groups, poets, and works that stem from the modernist and experimental traditions even as they may question and overturn this legacy. We also invite submissions focusing on poems and poetics, groups and distribution networks, the geography and sociology of North American poetry, with the hope that they will contribute to sketching a recent history of North American poetry.

Proposals for papers (English only) should include a brief abstract (300 words) and a short biographical note and be addressed to northamericanpoetry2020@gmail.com by January 8, 2021.

Inaugural meeting of the Network for New York School Studies (NNYSS) & Alice Notley Poets & Critics Symposium, April 20-22, Université Gustave Eiffel

Organizing committee: Rona Cran (University of Birmingham), Yasmine Shamma (University of Reading), Olivier Brossard, Carmen Husti & Nedjima Hassaoui (Laboratoire LISAA, Université Gustave Eiffel)

Practical details and program in the poster links & posts below.


Organizing committee: Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8), Abigail Lang (Université Paris Cité), Olivier Brossard, Carmen Husti & Nedjima Hassaoui (Laboratoire LISAA, Université Gustave Eiffel)

Practical details and program in the poster links & posts below.


2022 Calendar & upcoming events


Inaugural meeting of the Network for New York School Studies (NNYSS), Wednesday 20 April 2022, Université Gustave Eiffel : Program

Poets and Critics Symposium 2022 : Alice Notley, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April, Université Gustave Eiffel

>> Lunch registration April 20-22, 2022 (please register by April 8)


“North American Poetry 2000-2020/2: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics.” Conference, 29 June-2 July 2022, Paris

FALL 2022

International Conference T. S. Eliot in translation Paris, October 13-15, 2022, new deadline 30 April 2022, organized by Antoine Cazé and Pascale-Marie Deschamps (Université de Paris), new deadline 30 April 2022

W. S. Merwin Across Borders, Université de Paris/ ENS Ulm, Octobre 20-21, 2022, organized by Thomas Dutoit (Université de Lille) et Cécile Roudeau (Université de Paris), new deadline 15 April 15 2022

Just Out! Eleni Sikelianos’sL’Horloge au corps, trad. & postface Béatrice Trotignon, Nantes, joca seria, coll. “nord américaine”, 2022

We are happy to announce the publication of the French edition of Eleni Sikelianos’s Body Clock, in Béatrice Trotignon’s translation. More information on joca seria’s website.

Ouvrage publié avec le concours du Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones LARCA UMR 8225 / CNRS de l’Université de Paris, avec le soutien de de la Poetry Foundation et de l’Université Gustave Eiffel (LISAA), dans le cadre du projet Cité des Dames, créatrices dans la cité, dirigé par Caroline Trotot et Philippe Gambette et soutenu par l’I-SITE FUTURE.

Events for the launch of the The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book translated by Amélie Ducroux (Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre – PURH)

Repost from Jacket2

For the launch of the The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book in a French translation by Amélie Ducroux,  the publisher, Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre  (PURH) has organized an events in Paris and the Université de Rouen.

Review of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre  by Emmanuel Laugier in Matricule des Anges (Dec. 2021) #228: pdf

Paris: Weds., March 23, 7:30pm (19h30)
POETES AMERICAINS de la mouvance l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e
at « l’ours et la vieille grille », 9 rue Larrey, Paris 75005, métro Monge ou Censier-Daubenton
Featuring Susan Bee, Amélie Ducroux, Sally Silvers, Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein and Christophe Lamiot Enos (invited by Paul de Brancion). Mostly bilingual.

Paris: Fri., March 25, 7:30pm (19h30), doors open 19h.
at the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, 11 Rue de Médicis, 75006
Andrews and Bernstein, with Lamiot Enos: English only

Rouen: Poésie, (é)motions: March 21, 2022
Université de Rouen, Mont-Saint-Aignan, Salle des Conférences / Maison de l’Université
Anne-Laure Tissut et Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC)
9h30 : Ouverture de la journée : Anne-Lise Worms (Vice-Présidente du Conseil Académique), François Bessire (ancien Directeur des Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre)
I9h45-10h: Introduction —  Christophe Lamiot Enos (ERIAC, Université de Rouen)
10h-10h30 : lectures—Bruce Andrews
10h30-11h : table ronde, avec Bruce Andrews, Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein, Amélie Ducroux,  Sally Silvers, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E à la fin du XXème siècle (émergence, ambitions, réceptions, représentations), aux USA, en poésie et ailleurs
1h00-11h30 : discussion et pause café
11h30-12h : intervention—Susan Bee
12h-14h30 : discussion et pause déjeuner
14h30-15h30 : interventions—Sally Silvers
Charles Bernstein
16h-17h : table ronde, tous les participants, avec plus particulièrement Isabelle Garron, modérateurs Christophe Lamiot Enos et Anne-Laure Tissut, la revue L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E aujourd’hui, aux USA, en France, en poésie et ailleurs : enseignements, embranchements, jeunes pousses, avenirs, au regard du Nouveau monde, anthologie des poésies en France de 1960 à 2010.

L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, le livre is part of the TO series, edited by Lamiot. This series includes bilingual collections, not otherwise published in English, by Hank Lazer, Norman Fischer, Alice Notley, Roger Kamenetz, Joe Ross, Laynie Brown, Lee Ann Brown, and others, as well as manifestoes by Lamiot.



From The Flow Chart Foundation:

Call for Presentations

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ashbery’s The Tennis Court Oath, and what would have been Ashbery’s 95 birthday, The Flow Chart Foundation will be hosting an inaugural Gathering at its Ashbery Resource Center and Flow Chart Space (348 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534—see below for more information about Hudson). We will take a new look at The Tennis Court Oath, and at how Ashbery at 95 continues to inspire, confound, and entrance. How might Ashbery’s work continue to be relevant and inspirational in this moment and beyond?

The Gathering will take place on Sunday, July 31, 2022, pandemic-permitting, following The Flow Chart Foundation’s annual “Night of Neo-Benshi (click to see last year’s event) at Hudson Hall opera house, located across the street and taking place the evening of July 30th.

We invite poets, writers, scholars, artists, performers, and readers to submit proposals for presentations of any kind about, in response to, or in dialogue with The Tennis Court Oath and/or Ashbery’s work now and going forward. One may propose presentations for either or both. These may include papers, performances, readings, or showings, and should be conceived to be approximately five – ten minutes in length.

Submit proposals HERE.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2022 (all will be notified by May 15th)

Poets and Critics Symposium 2022 : Alice Notley, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April, Université Gustave Eiffel

© Alice Notley

The next Poets and Critics Symposium will be devoted to the work of Alice Notley.

Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April 2022.

9:45 am-5 pm, room 3V071, third floor, Bâtiment Copernic, Université Gustave Eiffel (Champs sur Marne), 5 Bd Descartes, 77454 Champs-sur-Marne

How  to get to Université Gustave Eiffel.

When you walk into the Copernic building, you can either take the elevators to the third floor (the elevators are located behind the staircase below) or take the stairs up to the third floor.

Room 3.071 will be on your right as you reach the third floor (if you take the stairs) or right in front of you (if you take the elevators)



Poetry reading with Alice Notley and Pascale Petit

Thursday 21 April, 7pm,

Atelier Michael Woolworth

located off the Place de la Bastille, 2, rue de la Roquette, Cour Février, 75011 Paris, at 7:30 pm. How to get to Michael Woolworth’s atelier.


Thus far, we have focused on the writer’s own (creative and critical) work on the first day of the P&C symposiums and on broader issues of poetics and practice-based criticism on the second day. But there’s no specific preconceived program for the 2 days of the symposium: as the previous sessions of the program have shown, it seems important to let the conversation take its own course.

Please note that the morning session of the first day is devoted to preparing the conversation with Alice Notley which will take place during the afternoon session and the second day.

Alice Notley will be joining the group at 2pm on Thursday 21 April.

As usual, we intend to address all aspects of our guest’s work as poet, prose writer, critic, and editor.

Please feel free to make suggestions as to particular books that you would like to discuss during the symposium.

Our Thursday afternoon session with Alice Notley will end at 5 pm, which will leave ample time for everybody to get to the poetry reading.


If you would like to attend the symposium and are not already in touch with us, please contact us and we will send you information, instructions about and directions to the symposium:



Alice Notley was born in Bisbee, Arizona in 1945 and grew up in Needles, California in the Mojave Desert.  She was educated in the Needles public schools, Barnard College, and The Writers Workshop, University of Iowa.  She has lived most extensively in Needles, in New York, and since 1992 in Paris, France.  She is the author of numerous books of poetry, and of essays and talks on poetry, and has edited and co-edited books by Ted Berrigan and Douglas Oliver.  She edited the magazine CHICAGO in the 70s and co-edited with Oliver the magazines SCARLET and Gare du Nord in the 90s.  She is the recipient of various prizes and awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Award (for Mysteries of Small Houses, which was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), the Griffin Prize (for Disobedience), the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Prize (for Grave of Light, Selected Poems 1970-2005), and the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Prize, a lifetime achievement award.  She is also a collagist and cover artist. Her most recent books are For the Ride and Eurynome’s Sandals. Forthcoming from Archway Editions is an artbook called Runes and Chords.



Publications by Alice Notley

Books  of  Poetry

Runes and Chords, New York: Archway Editions, Forthcoming.

Songs for the Unborn Second Baby, London: Distance No Object, 2021 (reissued).

At The Foot At The Belt Of The Raincoat: Five Hundred places, 2020.

For the Ride, New York: Penguin, 2020.

Eurynome’s Sandals, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2019.

Les Sandales d’Eurynome: Mont-Saint-Aignan, France: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2019.

Undo, Ottawa: above/ground press, 2018.

Certain Magical Acts, New York,:Penguin, 2016.

Benediction, Tucson: Letter Machine Editions, 2015.

Manhattan Luck, Oakland: Heart’s Desire, 2014.

Negativity’s Kiss, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France : Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014.

Le Baiser de la Négativité, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, 2014.

Secret I D, Iowa City, Walla Walla: The Catenary Press, 2013.

Songs and Stories of the Ghouls, Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2011.

Culture of One, New York: Penguin, 2011.

Reason and Other Women, Tucson:  Chax Press, 2010.

In the Pines, New York: Penguin, 2007.

Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005, Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006.

Alma, or The Dead Women, New York: Granary Books, 2006.

City of, Minneapolis: Rain Taxi, 2006.

From the Beginning, Woodacre CA: The Owl Press, 2004.

Waltzing Matilda, Cambridge, MA:  Faux Press, 2003. (reissued)

Disobedience, New York: Penguin, 2001.

Byzantine Parables, Cambridge (England): Poetical Histories No 45, 1998.

Mysteries of Small Houses, New York: Penguin , 1998.

etruscan reader vii (with Wendy Mulford and Brian Coffey), Newcastle under Lyme: Etruscan Books, 1997.

The Descent of Alette, New York: Penguin, April, 1996.

Close to me & Closer. . . (The Language of Heaven) and Désamère, Oakland: O Books, 1995.

To Say You, Riverdale: Pyramid Atlantic, 1994.

Selected Poems of Alice Notley, Hoboken: Talisman House, 1993.

The Scarlet Cabinet (with Douglas Oliver), New York: Scarlet Editions, 1992.

Homer’s Art, Canton, New York: The Institute of Further Studies, 1990.

From A Work In Progress, New York: DIA Chapbook Series, 1989.

At Night the States, Chicago: Yellow Press, 1988.

Parts of a Wedding, New York: Unimproved Editions Press, 1986.

Margaret & Dusty, St. Paul: Coffee House, 1985.

Sorrento, Los Angeles: Sherwood Press, 1984.

Waltzing Matilda,  New York: Kulchur Press, 1981.

How Spring Comes, West Branch, Iowa: Toothpaste Press, 1981.

When I Was Alive, New York: Vehicle Editions, 1980.

Songs For the Unborn Second Baby, Lenox, MA: United Artists, 1979.

A Diamond Necklace, New York: Frontward Books, 1977.

For Frank O’Hara’s Birthday,  Cambridge, England: Street Editions, 1976.

Alice Ordered Me To Be Made, Chicago: The Yellow Press, 1976.

Incidentals in the Day World, New York: Angel Hair, 1973.

Phoebe Light, Bolinas: Big Sky, 1973.

165 Meeting House Lane, New York: ‘C’ Press, 1972.



Tell Me Again, Santa Barbara: Instant Editions, 1981.


Lectures/ Criticism

 Coming After: Essays on Poets and Poetry, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.

Dr. Williams’ Heiresses, Berkeley: Tuumba Books, 1980.