Issue #16 launch reading – Invitation


The Launch reading for the issue will be on October 15, a Thursday, at Le Point Ephémère [200 quai de Valmy, 75010 Paris] Metro Jaurès or Louis Blanc at 8PM. Come and hear work by some of the contributors, buy a copy, have a drink before/after the event at the bar on the lower level by the Canal St. Martin. The reading will be in the Salle de Danse (upstairs). Please enter from downstairs.

So, come join us for a FREE evening of celebration to launch the new issue with readings/performances by CAROLE BIRKAN, DYLAN HARRIS, PANSY MAURER-ALVAREZ, JODY POU and CHRIS TYSH.


CAROLE BIRKAN was born in London and lives in Paris, teaching and researching language, poetry and translation at the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Her poetic work has appeared in Mima’amakim, The Forward (USA) and Tears in the Fence and Molly Bloom (UK) and is forthcoming in Zone. She has also translated experimental poetry into French and English.

DYLAN HARRIS is an English poet whose books include the collection antwerp, the chapbook europe (both from Wurm Press, Dublin), a poetry/photography book smoke (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, UK) and his most recent work the liberation of [placeholder]. He operates corrupt press which he founded in Paris. He currently resides in Luxembourg.

PANSY MAURER-ALVAREZ was born in Puerto Rico, grew up in Pennsylvania and has lived in Europe since 1973. She is the author of 5 collections of poetry, the latest of which is In a Form of Suspension (corrupt press, Paris). Her collection Oranges in January is forthcoming in the UK. A contributing editor for Tears in the Fence (UK), she continues to curate the Poets Live reading series in Paris although she has recently moved to Strasbourg.

JODY POU is an American writer who has lived in and out of France. She is also an accomplished lyric soloist whose career has focused on Baroque and Contemporary music. Among other performances, she sung the soprano role in a production of Ligeti’sAventures et Nouvelles Aventures at the Paris Opera. Her books, Will (Les Petits Matins, Paris, 2009) and I thought j’irais en bloom(Le Bleu du Ciel, Bordeaux, 2014) are both written in English and French mixed. Other texts have been published in journals, notablyTilt, with audio on

CHRIS TYSH is the author of several collections of poetry and drama. Her latest publications are Our Lady of the Flowers, Echoic(Les Figues, 2013); Molloy: the Flip Side (BlazeVox, 2012); and Night Scales: A Fable for Klara K (United Artists, 2010). She holds fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation. Her latest project, Hotel des Archives, features verse “transcreations” from the French novels of Beckett, Genet and Duras. She is on the creative writing faculty at Wayne State University.


We will also continue doing the smaller,
more intimate readings at the Wice office.