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Strangers in Paris

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Strangers in Paris documents a restless encountering of new English-language writing in the most mythologized literary city in the world. Is Paris now only a residual city of prescribed epiphanies? Strangers in Paris brings together a selection of remarkably original writers of fiction and poetry-including John Berger, Jorie Graham, Cole Swensen, Alice Notley, and an exciting collection of young emerging voices-who illustrate a Paris unbound, personified, Homeric, and even digressive. It is a museum of ...

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Overview

Strangers in Paris documents a restless encountering of new English-language writing in the most mythologized literary city in the world. Is Paris now only a residual city of prescribed epiphanies? Strangers in Paris brings together a selection of remarkably original writers of fiction and poetry-including John Berger, Jorie Graham, Cole Swensen, Alice Notley, and an exciting collection of young emerging voices-who illustrate a Paris unbound, personified, Homeric, and even digressive. It is a museum of experiences and objects that is anything but iconic; the anthology establishes a new hunt for language worthy of a changing city. It is possible to find Paris in these pages, but it is just as possible to find everything else.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926639321
  • Publisher: Tightrope Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Pages: 247
  • Sales rank: 1,315,781
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Barnes is a writer who has been published in Spot Lit MagazineUpstairs at Duroc, and 34th Parallel. He is a previous winner of the Shakespeare and Company short story competition, and now runs a writing workshop and the open mic night SpokenWord. He lives in Paris, France. Megan Fernandes is a published researcher with a focus on the relationship of cognition and literature. She is working toward a PhD at the University of California–Santa Barbara, and formerly conducted research at the Université Paris VIII. She has presented at conferences worldwide, and has been published in the literary and arts journal Upstairs at Duroc. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.  

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Table of Contents

Introductions

Poetry Editor Megan Fernandes xiii

Prose Editor David Barnes xix

Poems & Prose

Rufo Quintavalle

Joined-up writing 25

As cities go 26

After Rimbaud 27

29/09/08 28

Jorie Graham

Dawning 29

On the virtue of a dead tree 34

Sundown 38

Kathleen Spivack

Straining 41

Monet's Path 44

Pale Light in the Luxembourg Garden 45

David Barnes

She always reads the last line first 46

this bird 57

Lisa Pasold

Ocular 58

Getting the bends at the Hotel du Petit Canard 61

Suzanne Allen

An Hour with Madame Sabatier 63

Seine Scene 65

Outside In 67

Andrea Jonsson

Yellow Rusted Truck 69

Neil Uzzell

Granddaddy 77

Dog 78

Alice Notley

Foundation 80

My City 82

Story to the river-2 84

In the truth room 86

Diary entry 88

The Beaded Horse 90

John Berger

Le Passeur/The Guide Across Frontiers 94

Eddy Belleville

Poem "It's down by the river" 99

Poem "A strawman, sweet as berries," 100

Jonathan Hamrick

Among Other Things 101

Barbara Beck

Travel: Border 109

Travel: Hospitality 110

David Eso

The Lesser-Known Miracles of Jesus Christ 111

Alberto Rigettini

Last bath in Malaga 112

When you sleep and your flower reposes 114

Jessica Malcomson

I'll neologize you, baby 115

Antonia Klimenko

Reproduction 119

Sam Langer

Poem " 'It's not much but it's all we got' " 121

Illustrated Feet 123

Judith Chriqui

Holiday 124

Jeffrey Greene

Cooking Octopus with Madame Esteves 130

Colin Mahar

When I Have the Wind in My Skull 137

Emily Dickinson Re-translations 139

Elizabeth Willis

Nocturne 141

Another Life in Green 142

The Skirt of Night 143

Megan Fernandes 144

Constellations 144

Ella 147

Red umbrellas at La Nuit Blanche 149

(Kinetics) of the pink leaf 150

Sarah Riggs

Dear Virginia 152

Dear Demeter 153

Sea Quince 154

Julie Kleinman

Young Woman in Window, Reflected 155

Mia Bailey

Sighted 164

Helen Cusack O'Keeffe

The Ehrlich Remedy for Grief 169

Sion Dayson

The Idiopath 173

Cole Swensen

Tuning Fork 181

Poem with the last line cut off in its prime 182

Cast-iron Birds 183

Danielle McShine

Grand Palais: Saint Martin and the Beggar El Greco 184

Centre Georges Pompidou: Le violoniste á la fenêtre Henri Matisse 185

Marie Davis Margaret J. Hults

A Castle for Simone 186

Marty Hiatt

Gold 189

Exchange 191

César's Le Pouce 193

Isabel Harding

Zombie Mermaid 195

Eleni Sikelianos

"It is not enough that the buds have come out…" 204

"Here we are on the Place Saint-Sulpice again…" 205

The well-tempered clavicle 206

Alexander Maksik

Set Me to Sea; Light Me on Fire with Flaming Arrows 207

An Interview Alice Notley Megan Fernandes 212

Biographies 234

A Guide to the Literary Scene in Paris 247

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