Guy Bennett will be reading with French poet Jean-Michel Espitallier at Chung King Project on Thursday, October 16, at 7:30 PM. Chung King Project is located on Chung King Road in Chinatown, just behind Full House Restaurant. Address, contact info, and map below.

’Twould be a treat to see you there.

All Best,



Poet Jean-Michel Espitallier is the author of several books of poetry, including Le Théorème d’Espitallier (Flammarion, 2003), translated into English by Guy Bennett (Espitallier’s Theorem, Seismicity Editions, 2005), and Fantaisie bouchère (Derrière la salle de bain, 2001), translated by Sherry Brennan (Butcher’s Fantasy, Duration Press, 2003). He was co-founder of the journal Java, and co-editor of the feature on “New French Poetry” in the Magazine littéraire (March 2001). Espitallier also edited the controversial anthology Pièces détachées, une anthologie de la poésie française aujourd’hui [Bits and Pieces, An Anthology of French Poertry Today] (Pocket, 2000) and wrote the essay Caisse à outils, un panorama de la poésie française aujour’hui [Tool Box, A Panorama of French Poetry Today] (Pocket, 2006). He is curently working on various multimedia projects (sound, video, music, etc.), playing drums in a punk rock band, and giving readings and doing performances and lectures in France and abroad. His latest book, Army, has just been published by Al Dante. In 2009 he will publish an essay on Syd Barrett, rock ’n’ roll and other stuff.

Guy Bennett is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Without Weight of Light (NeO-Pepper Press, 2006). His poems have been featured in magazines and anthologies in Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, and the US. Other recent publications include (with Béatrice Mousli) Beyond The Iconic: Contemporary Photographs of Paris, 1970–2003 (Angel City Press, 2008), and (with Brendan Hennessey) a translation of Adriano Spatola’s Toward Total Poetry (Seismicity Editions, 2008). Guy Bennett has also translated works by Nicole Brossard, Jean-Michel Espitallier, Mohamed Khaïr-Eddine, Mostafa Nissabouri, Jacques Roubaud, and Giovanna Sandri. He lives in Los Angeles, teaches at Otis College of Art and Design, is the publisher of Seeing Eye Books and co-editor of Otis Books / Seismicity Editions.

Chung King Project

945 Chung King Road

Los Angeles CA 90012

213 625 18022

Map and directions at:,+90012&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title


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