Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris, 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 UCSD. In 1992 he returned to the Mid-Hudson valley where he teaches in the Department of English at University at Albany. He now lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY with his wife, performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte.

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