AT THE ZINC BAR

Fall/Wnter 2014-15

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82 WEST 3rd STREET, BETWEEN THOMPSON AND SULLIVAN STS.

SATURDAYS FROM 4:30 - 6:30 PM

$5 admission goes to support the readers

Funding is made possible by the continuing support of the Segue Foundation and the Literature Program of the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Curators:

The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit www.seguefoundation.com or call (212) 614-0505. Curators: OCTOBER-NOVEMBER: Genji Amino & Daisy Atterbury; DECEMBER-JANUARY: Judah Rubin & Shiv Kotecha.



OCTOBER

OCTOBER 4

RICHARD FOREMAN & TRACIE MORRIS

Richard Foreman is an American playwright. He is the founder of the Ontological-Hysteric Theater.

Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, and scholar. She works extensively as a singer, sound artist, writer, and teacher. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ronald Feldman Gallery, the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, and the New Museum.

OCTOBER 11

KATE BERLANT & TONY TORN WITH UBU SINGS UBU

Kate Berlant is currently based in Los Angeles. She has been commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to work on their online channel and was one of the faces of IFC’s web series “Comedy Drop.”

Tony Torn and Ubu Sings Ubu are an immersive theatrical mash up of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi and and the songs of experimental cult band Pere Ubu.

OCTOBER 18

JOMAR STATKUN, CHRISTOPHER STACKHOUSE & MARIA DAMON

Jomar Statkun was born in Freehold, New Jersey in 1972. He is a founding member of the project This Red Door. Christopher Stackhouse is a writer and visual artist. His work incorporates stage acting, music recording, painting and drawing, poetry, critical writing and performance events. Along with Statkun, he is a founding member of This Red Door.

Maria Damon is professor and chair of the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at the Pratt Institute of Art. She is the author of two books of poetry scholarship, co-author of several print and online books of poetry, and co-editor of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader.

OCTOBER 25

MALIK GAINES & ALEX SEGADE

Malik Gaines is an artist and writer whose practice includes performance and video installation work, writing and criticism, and curatorial projects.

Alex Segade is a video and performance artist, who, with Gaines, is a member of My Barbarian, a collaborative group that includes Jade Gordon, Malik Gaines and Alexandro Segade, founded in Los Angeles in 2000.

 

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 1

MEL ELBERG & DAVID HENDERSON

Mel Elberg believes in the existence and value of many different kinds of thinking and interaction in a world where how close you can appear to a specific one of them determines whether you are seen as a real person, or an adult, or an intelligent person, and in a world in which those determine whether you have any rights.

David Henderson has been an active member of New York’s Lower East Side art community for more than four decades. He co-founded the Society of Umbra. He has recorded with Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, David Murray and Butch Morris, and written lyrics for Sun Ra’s Love in Outer Space. He has published four volumes of poetry.

NOVEMBER 8

JEANINE OLESON & BARBARA BARG

Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporates photography, performance, film/video, and installation work. This past spring, the New Museum hosted the first museum presentation of her work as a resident there and included an experimental opera, an exhibition, and a series of public programs and workshops.

Barbara Barg is a cocktail waitress, typesetter, private investigator, help-desk specialist, software trainer, marketing assistant, ice-cream truck driver, carnival worker, teacher and poet.

NOVEMBER 15

ALEX CUFF & JENNIFER BARTLETT

Alex Cuff lives in Brooklyn where she teaches at a public high school and edits No, Dear magazine.

Jennifer Bartlett is the author of Autobiography/Anti-Autobiography (Theenk), (a) lullaby without any music (Chax), and Derivative of the Moving Image (UNM Press). Bartlett also co-edited Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. She is currently writing a full-length biography of the poet Larry Eigner.

NOVEMBER 22

FIA BACKSTRÖM & VINCENT BROQUA

Fia Backström is a text-based artist and teacher, working across a range of media. In 2014, she has been developing two performances: The Growth and its Perennial, Musac (Spain) and Aphasia as a visual shape of speaking: on A-production and other language syndromes (The Poetry Project, LisaCooley Gallery, NY).

Vincent Broqua is a co-founder of the reading series and webjournal Double Change. With Olivier Brossard, he ran the research program Poetics and Critics at Paris Est 2010-2013. He is currently writing a book on minimal aesthetics and poetics.

NOVEMBER 30

NO READING

 

DECEMBER

DECEMBER 6

NICOLAS MUGAVERO & LAWRENCE GIFFIN

Nicolas Mugavero lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He co-curates orworse.net and orworsepress.net with Chris Sylvester and Shiv Kotecha. He has published books with Troll Thread Press and Gauss PDF. His poetic practice is best described as one of diminishing returns.

Lawrence Giffin is the author of Christian Name (UDP), Ad Pedem Litterae (Troll Thread), Sorites (Tea Party Republicans Press), Get the Fuck Back into that Burning Plane (UDP), and a split chapbook with Lauren Spohrer, Just Kids (Agnes Fox Press). Recent work is forthcoming in Rob’s Word Shop (UDP).

DECEMBER 13

ADA SMAILBEGOVIĆ & ARA SHIRINYAN

Ada Smailbegović is a poet and critic. Her writing explores relations between poetics, non-human forms of materiality, and histories of description in the field of natural history. She is currently a PhD Candidate at New York University and co-founded The Organism for Poetic Research. Work has appeared or is forthcoming from JackPine Press, Angelaki, Triple Canopy, and Art in the Anthropocene.

Ara Shirinyan lives in Glendale, CA. Since 2003 he has edited and published Make Now Press. His books include Syria Is In The World, Your Country Is Great, Handsome Fish Offices, Speech Genres and Julia’s Wilderness. He has played music (Godzik Pink), co-founded an all-ages venue (The Smell) and co-directs the Poetic Research Bureau.

DECEMBER 20

KIERAN DALY & MÓNICA DE LA TORRE

Kieran Daly currently resides in Florida. Recent publications include MCAR (DTL) (Fig. 1) (X. Vol. No. Month. YEAR 2014) and Suspended (of) the formal capacity to sample and thereby preserve such samples according to the conditions from which they appeared (LUMA Foundation). Visit sites.google.com/site/qwone0/.

Mónica de la Torre is the author of four poetry collections—two in Spanish—and several chapbooks, recently The Happy End (Song Cave). She translates Latin American poets and co-edited two multilingual anthologies. Work has appeared in Aufgabe, Convolution, frieze, the catalog for Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship and Triple Canopy’s Corrected Slogans. She is BOMB Magazine’s senior editor.

DECEMBER 27

NO READING

 

JANUARY

JANUARY 3

NO READING

JANUARY 10

AARON WINSLOW & SAMUEL R. DELANY

Aaron Winslow is a writer and archivist living in Philadelphia, PA. He is the author of the chapbook Four Gashes: Tales of the Great Misery (Make Now) and the novel Jobs of the Great Misery (ABC Books, Spring 2015).

Samuel R. Delany is the winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and is one of science fiction’s most celebrated authors. He is recognized for his provocative futuristic explorations of race and sexual identity in the novels Nova, Dhalgren, and Triton. Delany’s non-fiction books include Times Square Red and Times Square Blue (Sexual Culture).

JANUARY 17

TOM TRUDGEON & WAYNE KOESTENBAUM

Tom Trudgeon has been published in Out Of Nothing, The Conversant, The Volta, HTML Giant, Entropy, among others, and has a text forthcoming from Gauss PDF. He is a MFA graduate from Temple University where he currently teaches “experimental” poetry. tomtrudgeon.com.

Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, critic, and artist. His latest book of prose is My 1980s & Other Essays (FSG). His books of poetry include Blue Stranger with Mosaic Background (Turtle Point) and Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films (Turtle Point). His first solo exhibition of paintings was at White Columns gallery in New York in Fall 2012. He is a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center.

JANUARY 24

SOPHIE SEITA & RON SILLIMAN

Sophie Seita is the author of Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX) and 12 Steps (Wide Range). She is currently writing a long poem called Meat, a play titled Don Carlos, or Royal Jelly, an artist book, a translation of Uljana Wolf, and recently finished a video, “Objects I Cannot Touch,” for SoundEye in Cork, Ireland. Her academic research is on avant-garde little magazines.

Ron Silliman published four books in 2014 including Northern Soul (Shearsman) and BART (Cuadro de Tiza Ediciones) in Spanish. In addition to appearing at StAnza, the Text Festival, the Poetry Moon Festival, US Poets in Mexico, Avant-Canada, and the Windsor International Writers Conference last year, he recorded Sunset Debris with the band Ihmissyöjän ystävät (Friends of the Cannibal).