Sarah Olivier

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The concert at the Poetry Fair today was given by Sarah Olivier and her band. Susan and I had seen Sarah as one of the featured acts as part of the 2014 version of Onze Bouge in a fantastic nightclub called Le Réservoir. Sarah has been described in some places to be akin to a modern day Nina Hagen, and that description is probably apt.

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Jazz of a Poem

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The traditional structure at the Paris Poetry Fair is to have several round table discussions/presentations of poetry throughout the day, a featured poetry reading in the evening, followed by a musical concert. The musicians chosen are always poetic in some sort of way. Over the years I've been able to attend several excellent, some good, and a few truly bad concerts. You simply have to go and be willing to try things out.

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Poetry Fair Opens

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This year marks the 35th annual Marché de la Poésie (literally Poetry Market, but I've used the term "fair" instead). It is a five day event with almost 500 publishers and magazines represented. This event is always held at the Place Saint Sulpice in Paris. It's a small, elegant square with a beautiful fountain in the center.

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