Pierre Joris

(Strasbourg, France, 1946)

Poet, translator and essayist. He has lived in Luxembourg, France, England, Algeria and the USA, where he currently works as a professor of poetry and poetics at the University of Albany, State University of New York. He has published more than forty books, among them the poetry collections Aljibar I (2007), Aljibar II (2008) and Meditations on the Stations of Mansour Al-Hallaj 1-21(2006); and the book of essays Justifying the Margins: Essays 1990-2006 (2008). In 2007, he also edited the spoken word and music CD Routes, not Roots.

His translations include Paul Celan: Selections (2005), and Lightduress (2005) also by Paul Celan, which won the PEN Poetry Translation Award in 2005. He edited the poetry anthologies Poems for the Millennium (volumen I & II) (1995 y 1998) alongside Jerome Rothenberg, which won the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award and, more recently, Pablo Picasso, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz & Other Poems.

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