October 22, 2012 at 8pm
Layin’ it on the LiNE with LiVE MAG!*
An evening of music, art and readings at the legendary Club at La MaMa.
Hosted by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright with Harmony Holiday, Vincent Katz, Dorothea Lasky, Lauren Vitelli, James Feast, Corina Copp, Christopher Stackhouse plus artists Marlene Yu and Savannah Spirit.
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is a poet, critic, artist, eco-activist, musician and general all-around roustabout. He publishes a journal of art and poetry called Live Mag! www.livemagnyc.com Wright is “…mayor of the East Village” (quipped Richard Hell in an introduction at St. Mark’s Church). He’s the author of 11 books of verse. Triple Crown, a book of sonnets, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil.
Harmony Holiday lives, writes, dances, bumps jazz, makes juice, etc… in New York. She a small production house Nonstophome which focuses on developing new approaches to archival and interdisciplinary praxis . Here’s a link to some of her work: http://www.fenceportal.org/?page_id=395 ; https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/feed-pod-the-feed-you-need/id538065724 ; http://negroleaguebaseball.tumblr.com/ .
Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, and teacher. He is the author of eleven books of poetry, two books of translation, and his criticism has been published in numerous books, catalogues, and journals. He curated an exhibition on Black Mountain College for the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and was the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment In Art, published by MIT Press, with a second printing scheduled for Spring, 2013. He is the translator of The Complete Elegies Of Sextus Propertius (Princeton) and the author of Alcuni Telefonini, a book of poems in collaboration with painter Francesco Clemente, published by Granary Books in 2008. Katz is the publisher of the poetry and arts journal VANITAS and of Libellum books. He teaches in the MFA Program in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Lauren Vitiello is a writer of the novel in verse. She grew up in Belleville, New Jersey, one corner of what once formed the “Pasta Triangle” of Essex County along Newark’s northernmost border. Currently, as an immigration officer, Lauren works with refugees primarily in African countries and people seeking political asylum in the United States. Lauren writes about the emotional complexity of her own family, the children of Italian American immigrants in the second half of the twentieth century. In her writing she explores the intersection of politics, economics and culture and the weight of history and memory on immigrants as individuals, families and communities. This is Lauren’s writing passion. She currently lives in Belleville by choice.
Jim Feast is a member of the Unbearables, book review editor of Evergreen Review online, and author, with Ron Kolm, of Neo Phobe. I attach a picture of me and Nhi at the Great Wall
Corina Copp is most recently the author of Pro Magenta/Be Met (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011), with publications forthcoming from Bad Press, Minutes Books, and Trafficker Press. Poetry, performance texts, and critical writing can be found soon or now at SFMOMA’s Open Space, The Claudius App, The Cambridge Literary Review, Boston Review, BOMB, and elsewhere. Her play The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love: SUSANSWERPHONE will be presented this October at the CUNY Graduate Center’s PRELUDE.12 Festival. She is a former editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter (2009–11), and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Christopher Stackhouse is a writer, curator, and visual artist. He has worked in several media and disciplines including film and video, music recording, theater, painting and drawing. He is the author of Slip (Corollary Press, 2005); and is co-author of image/text collaboration with writer/translator John Keene, Seismosis (1913 press, 2006), which features Stackhouse’s drawings in philosophical discourse with Keene’s texts. His poems have been published in several in literary journals including EOAGH, Octopus, GlitterPony, Aufgabe, Hambone, nocturnes (re)view of literary arts, and The Recluse. Fellowships and awards include Cave Canem Writer Fellow (1997,1999, 2003); Fellow in Poetry, New York Foundation for the Arts (2005); Pocantico Residency at the Marcel Breuer House, Rockefeller Brothers Fund For The Arts (2009). His essays and reviews have appeared in the literary journal American Poet- The Journal of The Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Project Newsletter, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years Volume 1 Poetry & Non-Fiction; and in arts periodicals Modern Painters, Art In America, and NY Arts Magazine, among other publications. He is an advisory board member at FENCE Magazine, a contributing editor at BOMB Magazine, and a contributing poetry editor at VANITAS Magazine. His forthcoming book of poems, Plural (Counterpath Press) will be published November 2012.
Savannah Spirit is a photographer and curator based in New York City. Her work has recently exhibited in Thierry Alet’s “Sketchook Show” at Galerie Protégé, Peanut Underground’s “The All-Night Bookstore”, Sohn Fine Art’s “Botanophilia,” The Berkshire Botanical Gardens and Luise Ross Gallery’s “Great Photographs!” as well as seen in The Nation and The Magazine in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also among a stable of artists for Cream Hotel. Savannah’s curatorial projects include “Hotter Than July,” which was reviewed in New York Magazine, “Dual” at PooL Art Fair and “Symbiotaxiplasm: action as interconnectedness.”
Marlene Yu is an abstract painter of world reknown. This fall she showed in Chelsea at ACA Galleries. She has been the subject of a solo show at the Chelsea Art Museum and her work is currently being shown at the Fort Collins Museum of Art.