FONDATION THALIE, Nathalie Guiot & Barbara Polla are pleased to invite you to the 17th Equinoxes’night with poets, writers and musicians for an evening of poetic readings on the theme of JOY.
THURSDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2021 — 7 PM
Reading list: Barbara Polla
Joy is a serious matter.
May my joy stay (Joy of Man’s Desiring, Jean Giono, 1936):
A man gets up early to go and plough an acre of land. It is still dark. He gets ready, leaves his house, finds himself under the cosmic vault. Joy is the awareness of this position, of the importance of plowing, of being that ploughman and, at the same time, the awareness of the disproportionate relationship between the minuscule size of the field and the infinity of the cosmos.
Joy is about being oneself in the world. Dissolving in the world. Letting love and fear in. For joy is also fear. Joy contains something unknown, destabilizing and at the same joy makes us lightweight. Joy is about watching a child being born, dancing, singing, writing, being together.
Que ma joie demeure
Et que la poésie la dise
Guest readers: Atsoupé, Nathalie Guiot, Mélanie Leblanc, JiSun Lee, Olivier Liron, Fabrice Melquiot, Eugénie Paultre, Elodie Perrelet, Barbara Polla, Joana Preiss, Ruppert Pupkin, Curtis Santiago, Fanny Sintès, Xavier Veilhan … and unexpected readers.Pour suivre les lectures, Inscrivez-vous au webinaire et interagissez avec les lecteurs invités en direct.