Pierre Joris

(1946 / Strasbourg)

Biography of Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris poet

Pierre Joris, (born July 14, 1946) is a Luxembourg-American poet, translator, anthologist and essayist.
Joris was born in Strasbourg, France on July 14, 1946 and raised in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, is a poet, translator, anthologist and essayist. He left Luxembourg at nineteen and since then has lived in the US, Great Britain, North Africa and France.
In 1987, he returned to the U.S., first to upstate New York and then to the San Diego area as visiting poet & scholar at University of California, San Diego. In 1992, he returned to New York State and taught in the Department of English at University at Albany until 2013.

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In Betweenness

is it a good thing to find two empty pages
between the day before yesterday & yesterday
when trying to make room for the blue opera
afternoon of today a sunday like any sunday in may?
there is no one could tell or judge though
my own obsession with the in between
should dictate the answer & thus let me rejoice
at being able to insert today between the day
before yesterday & yesterday as if it were

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