In Avery Burns’ Murmurations Reading Series, the French poet Franck AndrÃ© Jamme, with translator Norma Cole, will read from his new book,Â To The Secret (La Presse, 2015). Â In addition, poet John Sakkis celebrates his excellentÂ new book, The IslandsÂ (Night Boat, 2014).
Franck AndrÃ© Jamme has published fifteen books of poems and fragments since 1981, as well as numerous illustrated books (with Jaume Plensa, James Brown, Zao Wou Ki, Marc Couturier, Suzan Frecon, Yang Jie Chang, Olivier Debre, Acharya Vyakul, Philippe Favier).
He has been praised by Edmond Jabes, Henri Michaux and RenÃ© Char (whose Complete Works he has edited in La PlÃ©iade), and has been translated by John Ashbery.
He has published numerous works in the United States, including Moon Wood (Selavy Press, 2000); Extracts from the Life of a Beetle (Black Square, 2000); The Recitation of Forgetting (Black Square, 2003); Another Silent Attack BlackÂ Square/Brooklyn Rail, 2006); New Exercises (Wave Books, 2008). He is one of the authors of The Yale Book of French Poetry, 2004. For his life work, he received in 2005 the Grand Prix de Poesie de la Societe des Gens de Lettres.
Jamme is also a specialist and curator of contemporary Indian Tantric, Brut and tribal arts (for Magiciens de la terre at Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier and Galerie du Jour/Agnes b., Paris, the CCA and Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, Feature Gallery, The Drawing Center and Lawrence Markey Gallery, NYC).
He lives in Paris and Burgundy.
http://www.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2015/02/11/the-write-stuff-john-sakkis-on-covering-everything-in-rat-bonesJohn is currentlyÂ blogging for The Poetry Foundation/ Harriet for National Poetry Month:
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