Pierre Joris

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Birthday
14, 1946
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Luxembourg

About

Luxembourg-born poet and author whose works include Turbulence and Learn the Shadow. Also a translator, he received the PEN Award for his English translations of Paul Celan's poetic work.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Luxembourg at age nineteen and lived in England, Africa, and France before accepting an English professorship at the State University of New York-Albany.

Trivia

He collaborated with Jerome Rothenberg on the publication of an anthology of avant-garde literary works of the twentieth century.

Family Life

He married Nicole Peyrafitte, a French performance artist; the two collaborated on "dePLACEments" and other works.

Associated With

He translated and edited selected writings by renowned artist Pablo Picasso.