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Pierre Joris was born in Luxembourg. He has lived in the USA, the UK, North Africa and France, and until his retirement taught poetry and theory at New York University, Albany.
He has published some 50 books of poems, essays, proses & translations, most recently the play The Agony of I.B. (PHI, 2016), An American Suite (inpatient press 2016), Barzakh: Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press 2014) & Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan (FSG 2014).
Other recent books include The University of California Book of North African Literature (Volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), co-edited with Habib Tengour, and Cartographies of the In-between: The Poetry & Poetics of Pierre Joris, edited by Peter Cockelbergh, both of which came out in 2012.
He lives in Sorrentinostan, a.k.a. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife, multimedia performance artist and writer Nicole Peyrafitte.
For more, go to Pierre Joris's website here