Jean-Michel Espitallier confirmed to attend ’08 Festival

French Poet Jean-Michel Espitallier has confirmed his attendance to the International Poetry Festival.

Incomparable poet Jean-Michel Espitallier (born 1957) plays on various instruments and works along constantly renewed modes of action to keep on playing with the bizarre of language, and test its limits.

Co-founder of the journal Java, coordinator of the issue about « New French Poetry » in the Magazine littéraire (march 2001), he is the author of several books, among which the very controversial Pièces détachées, une anthologie de la poésie française aujourd’hui [Bits and Pieces, An Anthology of French Poertry Today] (Pocket, 2000) and Caisse à outils, un panorama de la poésie française aujour’hui [Tools Box, A Panorama of French Poetry Today] (Pocket, 2006). His Théorème d’Espitallier (Flammarion, 2003), was translated into english by Guy Bennett (Espitallier’s Theorem, Seismicity Editions, L.A., 2005). Fantaisie bouchère (Derrière la salle de bain, 2001) was translated by Sherry Brennan (Butcher’s Fantasy, Duration Press, NYC, 2003).

He curently works on various multimedia projects (sound, video, music, etc., he is also drummer in a punk rock band), and gives readings, performances and lectures in France and abroad. His last book, Army, has just been published by Al Dante. He will publish in 2009 an essay about « Syd Barrett, the rock’n roll and other stuffs ».

 

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  1. My name is Msandi Kababa, I am the people’s poet and the Kings Praise singer of Swaziland . Swaziland is a kingdom country in the Southern part of Africa and it said to be the last jewel of Africa
    I have been a poet for the past 10 years and I have travel around performing in theaters, arts festivals, cultural events and poetry gathering and events.

    I have just come back home from Reunion Island , where i was participating in the Slam poetry championship and it was so good to be with other slammers, i really learned a lot from the them.
    I am so much interested in coming to perform there so that I can share my African traditional and cultural poetry experience as well as learning yours. I perform in English and in my mother language Siswati.
    I would be more than happy to get an invitation from your institution.
    Thanks a lot, hoping that my request will be taken into deep consideration.

    Sandile “Msandi Kababa” Nxumalo

    Tel: 00268 6215814

    Email; khulumapoet@yahoo.com

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