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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.
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: February-March: Charity Coleman and Ariel Goldberg; April-May: Lanny Jordan Jackson and Andy Sterling.
DANA WARD & EVAN KENNEDY
Dana Ward is the author of This Can’t Be Life (Edge, 2012). The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem) and Some Other Deaths of Bas Jan Ader (Flowers & Cream) are both coming out in 2013. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Evan Kennedy is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Shoo-Ins to Ruin (Gold Wake Press, 2011) and Us Them Poems (BookThug, 2006).
NADA GORDON & DIA FELIX
Nada Gordon is the author of Vile Lilt (forthcoming), Scented Rushes (Roof, 2010), Folly (Roof, 2007), V. Imp (Faux Press, 2002), foriegnn bodie (Detour Press, 2001) and Swoon (Granary, 2001). She blogs at ululate.blogspot.com, the initiatory sentence of which reads: “The impulse to decorate is, as always, very strong.”
Dia Felix is an interdisciplinary artist whose areas of concern include romantic disaster, spiritual totality and celebrity obsession. Her first novel, Nochita, is forthcoming from City Lights/Sister Spit. She lives and works in New York City.
STEVE BENSON & TERESA CARMODY
Steve Benson is thinking about how to read. He recently finished a set of memoirs called The Grand Piano, co-authored with ten friends. At his last New York reading, in March 2012, he did a lot of shouting and talking and walked around in semi-darkness while ice melted on the loft’s ceiling.
Teresa Carmody is the author of the story collection Requiem (Les Figues Press, 2005) and the chapbooks I Can Feel (Insert Press, 2011) and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). She is cofounder and co-director (with Vanessa Place) of Les Figues Press and teaches at California Institute of the Arts.
FRED MOTEN & TONYA FOSTER
Fred Moten is author of In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University Of Minnesota Press, 2003), B. Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010) and two forthcoming books: The Feel Trio and consent not to be a single being. He lives in Durham, NC.
Tonya Foster is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (forthcoming from Belladonna) and co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art (Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2002). Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in the journals Callaloo, The Hat and Western Humanities Review.
LISA ROBERTSON & E. TRACY GRINNELL
Lisa Robertson’s most recent book of poetry is R’s Boat (University of California Press, 2010) and a new book of essays, Nilling (BookThug, 2012). With the late Stacy Doris she was the Perfume Recordist, an ongoing sound performance and writing project. She lives in rural France and teaches at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Helen: A Fugue (Belladonna Elder Series #1, 2008), Music or Forgetting (O Books, 2001) and Some Clear Souvenir (O Books, 2006). New and recent work is collected in the manuscripts Hell Figures, portrait of a lesser subject and All the Rage. She lives in Brooklyn and is the founding editor and director of Litmus Press.
SUSAN GEVIRTZ & TRISH SALAH
Susan Gevirtz’s books include AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger (Kelsey Street Press, 2010), BROADCAST (Trafficker, 2009) and Thrall (Post Apollo, 2007). Coming Events (Collected Writings) is forthcoming from Nightboat Press. Gevirtz has co-organized the annual Paros Symposium with Greek poet Siarita Kouka for eight years.
Trish Salah’s writing has recently appeared in The Volta/Evening Will Come, Troubling the Line, The Cordite Poetry Review, Selling Sex and Féminismes Électriques. She is the author of Wanting in Arabic (TSAR, 2002). Salah lectures at the University of Toronto and researches the emergence of transsexual and transgender minority literatures.
LEOPOLDINE CORE & TED REES
Leopoldine Core was born and raised in Manhattan. She attended Hunter College. Her poems and fiction have appeared in Open City, The Literarian, Joyland Magazine, The Drunken Boat, The Brooklyn Rail and No, Dear, among others. She is an Emerging Fiction Fellow at The Center for Fiction.
Ted Rees is a writer and radical living in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Outlaws Drift in Every Vehicle of Thought (Trafficker, 2013) and Like Air (Bent Boy Books, 2012). His work has appeared in TRY!, Big Bell, Perfect Wave, Ragtag and The Best Gay Erotica (Cleis Press, 2011).
FIONA TEMPLETON & ERIN MORRILL
Fiona Templeton works in the relationship between performance and audience; language as a material and as the body; and space as both large-scale and intimate. She has published 12 books of poetry and performance and teaches at Brunel University in London. The Medead is forthcoming from Roof Books.
Erin Morrill grew up in Appalachian Tennessee. She was an active member of the Nonsite Collective and San Francisco Poets Theater. She has worked with Wolverine Farm Publishing, Kelsey Street Press and founded the chapbook press, Trafficker, in 2007. Her writing has recently appeared in Aufgabe and Bombay Gin and is forthcoming in AmPo.
EVELYN REILLY & CLAIRE WILCOX
Evelyn Reilly’s recent books of poetry are Apocalypso and Styrofoam, both published by Roof Books. Essays and poetry have appeared in Jacket2, The Eco-language Reader, Interim and The Arcadia Project: Postmodernism and the Pastoral. She has taught at St. Marks Poetry Project and the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University and has been a curator of the Segue Reading Series.
Claire Wilcox was born in 1986 in New York City and resides in Philadelphia. She has recently read for Principle Hand Presents and Blanket and is a candidate in the Bard MFA program.
BRUCE ANDREWS & ANDY MARTRICH
Most recent of a dozen or so Bruce Andrews books is last year’s You Can’t Have Everything... Where Would You Put It! (Veer, 2011), followed by a chapbook, Yessified (Sally’s Edit), celebrating the December 2012 Bruce Andrews Symposium and expanded web archive. For more info, visit fordhamenglish.com/bruce-andrews.
Andy Martrich is the author of 27 books. He lives in New York.
RICHARD SIEBURTH & J. GORDON FAYLOR
Some of Richard Sieburth’s book-length translations include works by Friedrich Hölderlin, Georg Büchner, Walter Benjamin, Gérard de Nerval, Henri Michaux and Nostradamus. As editor, essayist and translator he has published several books on the work of Ezra Pound. Sieburth is currently working on an edition/translation of Late Baudelaire.
J. Gordon Faylor is the editor of Gauss PDF (gauss-pdf.com) and the author of Docking, Rust Archon (bas-books, 2012) and Marginal Contribution Twin (TROLL THREAD, 2012). He currently lives in Philadelphia.
ALVIN LUCIER, ROBERT FITTERMAN & MASHINKA FIRUNTS
Alvin Lucier is a composer of experimental music and sound installations. Since the mid-1960s, he has explored the natural characteristics of sound and the spaces in which they are heard. He is the author of the books Reflections (MusikTexte, 1995) and Music 109: Notes on Experimental Music (Wesleyan, 2012).
Robert Fitterman writes: "I will endeavor to spare you from the long series of colorful expletives that are sure to be a part of our hero’s vocabulary, but otherwise, to the best of my ability, you will see and hear everything exactly as it takes place." Visit homepages.nyu.edu/~rmf1/.
Mashinka Firunts is a writer, artist and doctoral student in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in collaboration with Danny Snelson. For more info, visit mashinkafirunts.com.
MADELINE GINS, ALEX DUENSING & C. SPENCER YEH
Madeline Gins: This exceedingly troubling figure has provided our benighted species with a new option for how to live life on this planet—not bad for someone who first stepped forth as a p-p-p-poet. Intent on achieving [a] reversible destiny for our up-against-it species, she ever pits ‘despitefulness’ against poignancy no matter how touching. Is there any discourse she has not entered??
According to the Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics, the version of Alex Duensing that you meet may have successfully utilized a combination of politics, theater and poetry to create anti-time, bodily free-energy and a Gordian Knot-Type solution to all Zen koans. You may also encounter him as pure money or as a mechanical dog.
C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, composer and improviser. Recent recorded works include Ambient (with Robert Piotrowicz), 1975 and CS Yeh’s Transitions. Yeh also volunteers as a movie trailer editor for Spectacle Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
STEPHEN RATCLIFFE & HELEN MIRRA
Stephen Ratcliffe’s most recent book is Selected Days (Counterpath, 2012). Other books include CLOUD / RIDGE (BlazeVOX Books, 2011), and Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet (Counterpath Press, 2009). Ratcliffe’s three 1,000-page books can be found online at Eclipse and his series of daily poems-plus-photographs are posted on Facebook and stephenratcliffe.blogspot.com. He lives in Bolinas and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.
Helen Mirra sometimes writes and sometimes makes exhibitions. A survey of her text-line works will open at Culturgest in Lisbon next year. In the meantime she is preparing for a deaccessioning project, an imageless catalogue raisonné and a walking expedition in the Dolomites. For more info, visit hmirra.net.
KIM ROSENFIELD & KATE BERLANT
Kim Rosenfield is the author of five books of poetry. The latest, USO: I’ll Be Seeing You, is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2013. She lives and works in New York City.
Kate Berlant is a stand-up comedian based in Brooklyn. She recently performed with Reggie Watts and was selected by Comedy Central as one of the ten “Comics to Watch” in 2012. Her free show Crime and Punishment with Kate Berlant is held at Cake Shop in New York City every Tuesday at 8PM.