duroc-cover-template(8mm spine)-hiresUpstairs is thrilled to invite you to the Celebration Reading for the launch of Issue 15.

Readers are: Nicholas Manning, Lily Robert-Foley, Dyla Harris, Jacob Bromberg and George Vance.

When: Wednesday, June 11 @ 7:30 pm
Where: Galerie Colette Clavreuel, 25 Place des Vosges, 75003

Reader Bios:

NICHOLAS MANNING is Maître de Conférences in American Literature at the Sorbonne (Paris IV). He is the founding editor of The Continental Review and the author of two poetic cycles: Novaless: Elements Towards a Metaphysic and Homo Sentimentalis: A Guide In Verse To Modern Emotional Intimacy. His study of sincerity in 20th century poetics, entitled Rhétorique de la sincérité: La Poésie moderne en quête d’un langage vrai, came out recently from Honoré Champion.

LILY ROBERT-FOLEY is a doctoral student in comparative literature at Université of Paris 14, and A.T.E.R. in English at Université d’Angers. She is the author of m (corrupt press, 2013), a book of poetry-critique-collage based on her doctoral research, and graphemachine (Xexoxial Editions, 2013), a chapbook of critical readings translated into visual poetic devices called “machines.”

DYLAN HARRIS was born in Burton-on-Trent just before the space age. He lives in Luxembourg. He operates corrupt press which he founded in Paris. In Dublin he cofounded and coöperated wurm im apfel, wurm press & wurmfest. He’s lived in London, Antwerp, Eindhoven and the Fens. His profession is programmer.

JACOB BROMBERG is a poet, translator and contributing editor to The White Review. He lives in Paris where he formerly co-organized the Ivy Writers reading series.

GEORGE VANCE was born in Ohio and has resided in Paris, Vienna, Aachen, Brussels and the French overseas possession New Caledonia (Kanaky); he now lives in Reims, where he continues to work on text/image fusion and street art experiments. His poetry volume A Short Circuit and a chapbook, Xmas Collage, are available from corrupt press.