Inpatient Press is excited to announce the upcoming publication of An American Suite by Pierre Joris, a collection of poems written during the author's intercontinental nomadism in the 1970s.
Fusing lyric, theory, and diary, following Joris from the Belgian coast via London to his room in Oued El Had, Algeria, to a New York-bound flight and a North Carolina lake, An American Suite is a passionate rendering of interstices, not destinations. These poems offer a many-faceted glimpse into the early life and language of a celebrated poet, translator, essayist, and anthologist whose work pursues, and is pursued by, explorations of immanent knowledge, polyphonic dissonance, and cross-cultural reconciliation.
Edited and with an introduction by Tamas Panitz and featuring a cover designed by Nicole Peyrafitte, An American Suite (paperback, 112 pages, $12.00) will be available at select retailers and at inpatientpress.com on April 1, 2016. An interview with Pierre Joris is forthcoming fromAsymptote.
Please join us for the release reading at Unnameable Books (600 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, New York) on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7 p.m.