Monday, 3 November 2008

Paris Ponge

Here is Beverley Bie Brahic, showing off her CBe Ponge selection and her own book of poems in the Red Wheelbarrow bookstore in Paris. (Which looks nice: vertical books, horizontal books, teetering piles of books. Is there a word, by the way, for that ache in your neck you get after you’ve been reading the spines on the shelves – keeping your head titled to the right – for some time? The French, I think, print their spines the opposite way round, so in a French-English store it would even out.)

If you happen to be in Paris on 25 November you can hear BBB reading at the Red Wheelbarrow. If you happen to be San Francisco on 25 January you can hear her reading at the City Lights bookstore. If you’re stuck in the UK you’ll just have to buy the book and read it here.

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