Youssef Aloui-Fdili to Guest at SpokenWord Paris October 22nd–Monday’s Theme: Smoke

Youssef Aloui-Fdili to Guest at SpokenWord Paris October 22nd–Monday’s Theme: Smoke

IMG_0381Youssef Alaoui-Fdili is an Arab-Latino, born in California. His mother is Colombiana. His father was Moroccan. The Alaoui-Fdilis are originally from Fez. His brothers and aunts and uncles and cousins are today mostly in Casablanca and Rabat. His family and heritage are an endless source of inspiration for his varied, dark, spiritual and carnal writings. He has an MFA in Poetics from New College of California. There, he studied Classical Arabic, Spanish Baroque and Contemporary Moroccan poetry. He is also well versed in the most dour and macabre literature of the 19th Century. His poems have appeared in Exquisite Corpse, 580 Split, Cherry Bleeds, Carcinogenic Poetry, Red Fez, Big Bridge, Dusie Press, and nominated for a Pushcart at Full of Crow. Youssef is an original creator of the East Bay literary arts festival “Beast Crawl.” In 2012 he created Paper Press Books & Associates Publishing Company. This press offers several important books of poetry and one poetry and art compendium. Youssef also serves as an Associate Editor for Big Bridge Press.

Copies of his latest book, “Critics of Mystery Marvel,” a collection of magical persona poems, will be available at the reading.

100 Mille Poètes Pour le Changement- Paris


100 Thousand Poets for Change Paris in partnership with Angora Poets, Slam International, la Mairie de Paris, le Bibliothèque-Médiathèque de Paris conduct Read A Poem to a Child by 5 French poets and myself. We present-perform for 8-12 year olds 16h -17h30 And before teens from 17h30 – til. Big thanks to Maiia Wagner & the Médiatheque staff and to area school teachers for promoting this event in their classrooms. // 100 Mille poètes pour le changement Paris en partenariat avec Angora Poets, Slam International, la Mairie de Paris, la Bibliothèque-Médiathèque de Paris et moi-même. Lisez Un poème à un enfant de cinq poètes français et moi-même. Nous présentons pour 8-12 ans 16h-17h30 et pour les ados de 17h50. Un grand merci à Maiia Wagner et au personnel de la Médiathèque et aux instituteurs de la région pour la promotion de cet événement dans leurs classrooms.



If you’re looking for some cool, trendy bar in the north of Paris to hang out with some cool, trendy people, then this is not your place. However, we do have the amazing privilege of hosting the launch of the magazine of our friends and associates from across the pond, and if you’re feeling frisky, you too can sign up and read on the same stage! It simply does not get any better than that.

The Opiate is a New York/Italy/Paris-based literary magazine born from the notion of getting back to the sense of community of writers that saw its renaissance during the era of the symbolists. Rather than focusing on “who you are” or “who you know,” The Opiate prefers to read the work submitted without bias and without thoughts of “marketability.”

With the latest issue, Vol. 13, The Opiate continues its mission statement with evocative works of fiction and poetry from Zeke Greenwald, Jacob Harrell, Kenneth Vanderbeek, Brett Stout, Marissa J. McCants, J.L. Horner, Mather Schneider, Jason Francis Mc Gimsey, Conor O’Sullivan, Leanne Grabel, Stinson Anderson, Adam Gunther, Erica Schreiner, Megan Mealor, Ingrid Casey, Sarah Helena, Edward L. Canavan, Thomas Fucaloro, Kim Cope Tait, Isa Guzman, Deirdre Fagan, Alexandra Antonia Klimenko, Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, Alison Grace Koehler, Marius Presterud, Cecilia Knapp, Amy Barry, Nicholas Calderbank, Robin Lee Kelly, Rich Ives and Tongo Eisen-Martin.

Join us May 24th at Culture Rapide (103 rue Julien Lacroix) in conjunction with Paris Lit Up & Poets Live (hosted by Malik Crumpler) to enjoy readings from writers from the present issue, as well as ones from the past. Copies of Vol. 13 will be available for sale, in addition to some from “the vaults.”

13. 04. 2018 Paris Lit Up #5 in NYC

13. 04. 2018 Come & join GAMBA Magazine in celebrating Paris Lit Up’s newest publication. Issue #5 includes several NYC poets including a section curated by Poets Live. There will be music, readings & libations, Forest style 😉 Bring friends, family & smiles.

For a copy of PLU 5 link here=

painting/image by Mike Vargas of NuYorktricity

For link to event click below



Boni Joi will read on 09. 03. 2018

Boni Joi is a poet, archivist, and editor/project manager for Black Square Editions ( She has a M.F.A. from Columbia University and has read her poetry at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, England, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Her poems have appeared in Big Hammer, Lungfull!, Maintenant DaDa Journal, The Brooklyn Rail, Boog City Reader, This Broken Shore, Those This That, and many other journals. Boni is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book Mortified: Love is a Battlefield (2008). She co-curated The Proletkult Poetry Series and helped produce New York’s alternative New Year’s Day reading. Her first collection of poetry, Before During or After Rainstorms, was published in 2012. Boston Review wrote: “Armed with an eye for the particular and a knack for gentle satire, Joi writes from the front lines of a doomed fight for America’s spirit, but does so with a bright infectious gusto.”

Before During or After Rainstorms