March 25th: Trevor Joyce, Fergal Gaynor, Vivienne Vermes, Jennifer Pinard

Sunday March 25th, 19h00, Carr’s, 1 rue Mont Thabor, M Tuileries / Concorde / Pyramides

Trevor Joyce’s books of poetry include with the first dream of fire they hunt the cold (NWP/Shearsman, 2001), What’s in Store (NWP/ The Gig, 2007), and Courts of Air and Earth (Shearsman, 2008). He has produced workings from classical Chinese poetry, from Hungarian, Finno-Ugric and Turkic folk-songs, and from anonymous materials out of the Irish folk tradition. His recent work explores possibilities of found text, computer-mediated composition, and writing under constraint. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and is a member of Aosdána, the Irish affiliation of artists. In 2009/10 he was Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry to the University of Cambridge. He is a director of the annual SoundEye Festival, which he co-founded in Cork in 1997.

Fergal Gaynor, born in Cork (Ireland) in 1969, is a writer, independent scholar and art critic. He co-edits the art journal Enclave Review and is a member of the interventionist art-group Art/not art. His poetry has been published in journals in Ireland, Britain, Belgium and the US, and his first collection, VIII Stepping Poems and Other Pieces was published by Miami University Press in 2011.

Vivienne Vermes is a writer and actress who has lived in Paris for thirty years, aſter coming here for a long weekend in 1977. She has published three collections of poetry Sand Woman, Metamorphoses and Passages (L’Harmattan), was winner of the Piccadilly Poets Competition, and has performed all over Europe - ar the Vilenica International Poetry Festival in Slovenia, as well as numerous venues in Italy and Austria. She has just completed her first novel, The Barefoot Road, set in Transylvania. She makes her living doing voice-overs - notably the “Mind the Gap” voice on the Paris metro.

California-born poet Jennifer Pinard is a longtime resident of Paris, France. A translator of screenplays and art publications including books on Lewis Hine and Jean-Bernard Métais, she is also a freelance journalist, line producer for digital media and television, and copywriter for Google Creative Lab EMEA. Poetry publications include Pharos and Van Gogh’s Ear, chapbooks Delectable Curse and Dessous Dessus, and forthcoming books In This Invisible Resistance and Coming from Nothing.