Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form
Join poet Tracie Morris and writer and professor Vincent Broqua, as they read from and discuss Morris’s most recent poetry collection, Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place, just published in France by joca seria.
This event will be in English and in French. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.
Tracie Morris has performed, researched and presented work in 30 countries. Her sound poetry been featured at numerous institutions, such as Dia Art Foundation, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Museum of Modern Art, The Silent Barn, and The Whitney Biennial. Morris is the recipient of awards, fellowships, and grants for poetry and performance, including New York Foundation for the Arts, Asian Cultural Council, Franklin Furnace and Creative Capital fellowships as well as residencies at Millay, Yaddo and MacDowell colonies.
Her most recent poetry collection is Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place (also her first collection in French translation, joca seria, 2017).
Her creative non-fiction work, WhoDo With Words debuted in 2018. She is a former fellow of Cave Canem and of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tracie has taught at many prestigious academies including Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and is the founding Professor and Coordinator of Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute. Tracie holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, CUNY, a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and has studied classical British acting technique at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is a 2018 Master Artist in Residence for the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Vincent Broqua is a writer, translator and Professor of North American literature and arts at the university of Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, where he teaches in the English department and in the creative writing MA. He runs the research program ‘Translating performance / performing translation’. In 2000 he co-created the Franco-American collective Double Change.
With Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang, he co-runs the Poets and Critics symposia in Paris. Among his books: Récupérer (Petits Matins, 2015, afterwords by Charles Bernstein, Avital Ronell and Anne Portugal), Même = Same (Contrat Maint, 2013), and A partir de rien : esthétique, poétique et politique de l’infime (Michel Houdiard, 2013). He is the co-editor in chief of the plurilingual journal Quaderna.
He translated a number of US and UK writers and poets such as David Antin, Charles Bernstein, Jen Bervin, Bill Berkson, Thalia Field, Karen Sandhu, Rosmarie Waldrop, Anne Waldman, Marjorie Welish, Elizabeth Willis, among others. His latest book-length translations include : Les éléments by Kevin Killian, (co translated with Olivier Brossard and Abigail Lang); Nantes and La Coupole and other poems by Jim Dine; and Hard Korè, poèmes / Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place by Tracie Morris, (co-translated with Abigail Lang, Joca Seria, 2018).