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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 and Daisy Atterbury; DECEMBER-JANUARY: Shiv Kotecha and Judah Rubin.
ZEYAR LYNN & RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS
Zeyar Lynn is the pseudonym of Myint Aung. He co-edits Kabyar Lawka/Poetry World. His poems have been translated into English and published in Bones Will Crow: 15 Burmese Contemporary Poets (Arc, 2012).
Rachel Blau DuPlessis is known as a poet and essayist, and as a critic and scholar with a special interest in modern and contemporary poetry. From 1986 until 2012, DuPlessis has been engaged in her long poem project Drafts, of which the most recent installment Surge: Drafts 96-114 was published by Surge (2013).
ERICA HUNT & MARJORIE WELISH
Erica Hunt is a poet and essayist. She is the author of Local History (Roof, 1993), Arcade (Kelsey Street, 1996), Piece Logic (Carolina Wren, 2003) and Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes (Belladonna, 2008). Erica Hunt has a chapbook forthcoming from CHAX press, Circa.
Marjorie Welish’s practice encompasses poetry, art and criticism. She is the author of In the Futurity Lounge / Asylum for Indeterminacy (2012), Isle of the Signatories (2008), Word Group (2004), and The Annotated ‘Here’ and Selected Poems (2000, all Coffee House).
Belladonna Presents: Nicole Brossard lives in Montréal. Poet, novelist and essayist, she has published more than forty books. Her most recent book is White Piano (Coach House, 2013). Louise Cotnoir has published seventeen books of poetry, fiction and drama. Her work has been translated into English, Spanish, Catalan, Finnish and Chinese. Her last collection of poetry, Les sœurs de (Éditions du Noroit, 2011), was adapted for the stage in Ottawa and Montréal. Poet, novelist and essayist, Louise Dupre´ has published twenty books. Her play Tout comme elle was staged in Montréal in 2006 and in Toronto in 2011. She was professor at Université du Québec à Montréal for twenty years. Gail Scott’s fourth novel, The Obituary (Coach House), was a finalist for the 2011 Grand prix du livre de Montréal. She lives, in Montréal and teaches Creative Writing at Université de Montréal.
JOAN RETALLACK & MARIA DAMON
Joan Retallack is a poet, essayist and critic. She is the author of eight books of poetry-- most recently Procedural Elegies / Western Civ Cont’d (Roof, 2010), an Artforum Best Book of 2010--and numerous critical studies.
Maria Damon is professor and chair of the Department of Humanities & Media Studies at the Pratt Institute of Art. She is the author of two books of poetry scholarship and co-editor of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (University of Illinois, 2009).
KEVIN MCPHERSON ECKHOFF & JAKE KENNEDY
kevin mcpherson eckhoff and Jake Kennedy pretend as poets around the Okanagan Valley with books and their weather. “Prove it for yourself, even!” says BookThug! Have you or any of your aliases ever judged the temperature of a snare and an invisible before? Finally, according to Urban Dictionary, the “Jake” verb means “to call the cops on a party that you were kicked out of,” as in, “dude these guys are assholes, let’s Jake!”
ALEX WATERMAN & JAAP BLONK
Alex Waterman is a cellist, composer, writer and teacher. He has completed three books with the typographer Will Holder and they are completing a new book on the American opera composer, Robert Ashley: Yes, But is it Edible?
Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, Holland) is a self-taught composer, performer and poet. A comprehensive collection of his sound poetry came out as a book with 2 CDs in August, 2013, entitled KLINKT.
DAVID ANTIN & ELEANOR ANTIN
David Antin is a poet, performance artist, art and literary critic internationally known for his “talk pieces” -- improvisational blends of comedy, story and social commentary. His Selected Essays 1966-2005 has just been published by the University of Chicago Press.
Eleanor Antin works in photography, performance, video, film, installation, drawing and writing. She is represented by the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery in New York and is an emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California at San Diego.
CHARLES BERNSTEIN & RICHARD TUTTLE
Charles Bernstein’s most recent book is Recalculating (University of Chicago, 2013). He lives in Brooklyn and is a professor of poetics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Richard Tuttle has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions since 1965. He lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City.
ALEJANDRO MIGUEL JUSTINO CRAWFORD & KRISTEN GALLAGHER
Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford is a writer / video artist / programmer; he enjoys video games.
Kristen Gallagher is an experimental writer and overworked professor who loves both adventure and sleep.
HOLLY MELGARD & CRAIG DWORKIN
Holly Melgard is the author of the Poems for Baby trilogy (2011), The Making of The Americans (2012), & Black Friday (2012). She is co-editing TROLL THREAD PRESS, co-curating for the Segue Reading Series, & dissertating in the Buffalo Poetics Program.
Craig Dworkin is the author of five books of poetry, including The Perverse Library (Information As Material, 2010), Motes (Roof, 2011) and Chapter XXIV (Red Butte, 2013). He teaches literature at the University of Utah and serves as Senior Editor to Eclipse.
MARIE BUCK & ARLO QUINT
Marie Buck is the author of Life & Style (Patrick Lovelace Editions, 2009) and a chapbook, Amazing Weapons (Scary Topiary, 2011). She lives in Detroit where she teaches and dissertates. Recent work can be found in West Wind Review, OMG!, Rethinking Marxism and online at Two Serious Ladies.
Arlo Quint is the author of Death to Explosions (Skysill, 2013), Drawn In (Fewer & Further, 2010) and Photogenic Memory (Lame House, 2007) and, with Charles Wolski, Check Out My Lifestyle (Well Greased, 2012). He is an editor of Brawling Pigeon and program coordinator for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church.
SIMONE WHITE & LYTLE SHAW
Simone White is the author of House Envy of All The World (Factory School, 2010), and the chapbooks Unrest (Ugly Duckling Presse/Dossier Series, 2013) and Dolly (Q Ave Press, 2008). She studies and teaches American Literature and ideas, and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brook- lyn.
Lytle Shaw is a New York-based writer whose books include The Moiré Effect (Book Horse/ Cabinet, 2012), The Lobe (Roof, 2002), and Cable Factory 20 (Atelos, 1999). His art writing has appeared in Cabinet, Artforum, and Parkett and in catalogues for Dia Art Foundation, the Drawing Center, and the Reina Sofía. With Jimbo Blachly, Shaw oversees the Chadwick family archive, which has been widely exhibited and is represented by Winkleman Gallery in New York.
ED STACK & ANSELM BERRIGAN
Ed Steck is a writer from Southwestern Pennsylvania, currently living in Pittsburgh. Ugly Duckling Presse will be publishing his first book, The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation, in November, 2013.
Anselm Berrigan’s recent publications include LOADING, a collaborative book with painter Jonathan Allen (Brooklyn Arts Press); Sure Shot (Overpass Books), a wee magenta chapbook filled with poems that don’t know nothin’ about nobody; & a dos-a-dos fluorescent pink booklet written with Anna Moschovakis called Anna’s Half / Anselm’s Half.
SYZYGY & TAN LIN
Syzygy is from Los Angeles, CA.
Tan Lin is the author of more than ten books, including Heath (Plagiarism/Outsource) (Counterpath, 2009) and 7 Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking (Wesleyan, 2010) His work has appeared in numerous journals including Artforum, Cabinet and The New York Times Book Review and his video work has screened at the Yale Art Museum, the Drawing Center and the Ontological Hysterical Theater.