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May, June, Inondations…

As our friend Peter Deaves reminds us, the Seine never made it to Belleville, not even in 1910. Not even to Oberkampf. We are safe here in this underground bunker. We don’t need to move our masterpieces somewhere else as … Continue reading

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April, May, SpokenWord 1, 2, 3 and 4. Through the lens of Sabine Dundure.

April has gone, spring is lost, winter is not dead. These pictures of Sabine Dundure portray the dark light of a basement, some velvet curtains and lots of spokenwanderers who gather there one Monday after another. A birthday song, some … Continue reading

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Monday April 11th: it’s POLITICS IN THE NEWS with our special guest Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague is an artist. writer and composer. Her art works with factual news as well as imaginary ideas. She was an archivist for the Reuters Television Archive. Her first collection of poems For the Messengers (Donut Press 2011) … Continue reading

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March has gone. Memories from a basement.

Welcome April. March has gone. So many memories. But in case you forgot we still have a monthly selection of Sabine Dundure‘s pictures, so that when you’ll be old enough you can show your grandchildren how it was in Paris, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday Sabine! February is gone and we realize it’s been 3 years with Sabine Dundure as our official photographer…

A February salad of images to celebrate 3 years of Sabine Dundure‘s pictures at SpokenWord Paris and her new record: 4,532 FB views for her last album. If you want more privacy, hide yourself better… (And if you want to … Continue reading

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Monday February 22nd. The theme is “Actors/Acting” with Frank Klötgen, our guest from Germany.

Frank Klötgen, is a slam poet from Munich and writer of hyperfictions. Singer of the band Marilyn’s Army for more than 25 years and 15 albums. In 1998, his multimedia novel “Die Aaleskorte der Ölig” was awarded with the “Pegasus”, … Continue reading

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Poets Live presents Alberto Rigettini vs Dante Alighieri

From the series “Whadda Hell ?!?” or “Divine Comedy for Dummies”, a new episode starring Dante Alighieri & Beatrice Portinari, Francesco Petrarca & Laura De Noves, Heloise & Abelard, Queen Guinevere & Sir Lancelot. The pimp of the Poetry Brothel … Continue reading

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Monday 15th: UNFAIRNESS & PREJUDICE with our guest poet Nicholas Karavatos

NICHOLAS KARAVATOS is a poet. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California in San Francisco, he currently teaches literature & writing at the American University of Sharjah near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. … Continue reading

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Monday Feb 1st: our theme is “Tall Tales – Excuses” and our guest David Jaggard!

David Jaggard is an American-born-Paris-based composer, humorist and translator. Guess which of those three activities pays the bills. Between paying bills and yelling at Republicans on TV as though they can hear him, he writes a biweekly humor column called … Continue reading

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January’s gone. It was great. This is going to be another unforgettable year.

Photos taken downstairs at the Chat Noir by Sabine Dundure:

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