Poets Live will oﬀer an eclectic range of English-language poetry, all styles and tastes, instream and outstream, from the anglophonie, from outside the anglophonie. We want poets visiting Paris to read, we want poets living in Paris to read. Our goal is to explore the breadth of modern anglophonic poetry.
We won’t charge people to come and hear the poets, and we won’t pay the poets to read. Instead, we want you, the audience, to buy the poets’ books. This permits you fresh access to great poetry long aﬅer memory has leﬅ the night’s performance hazy. This beneﬁts the poets themselves, of course, directly and tangibly. But this also helps that third essential element of poetic progress, the publishers and editors, the team critics, the honers, the developers, the distributors of good and new poetics. So come, hear, buy the books.
Our readings, held one Tuesday a month, are kindly hosted by the Highlander Pub, 8 rue de Nevers, Metro Pont Neuf or Odéon. We’re not paying the pub for the space, so we respectfully ask each audience member to buy a drink.
To contact us, especially to be kept in touch with forthcoming events by going on our mailing list, email poets [at] live [dot] fr.