Betwixt is the title of the Spring 2022 Broadside Reading Series curated by Allison Carter-Beaulé. It features six writers from various backgrounds and writing disciplines, collaborating with Center for Book Arts’ Artists-in-Residence to create a collection of limited edition letterpress-printed broadsides. Each collaboration explores the relationship of text, image, and design, incorporating the artists’ visual conveyance of writers’ poetry and prose. To celebrate these collaborative broadsides, CBA will host a two online readings by the authors accompanied by the artists they worked with.
Matthew Dix is a writer from South Carolina. He studied poetry at the College of Charleston and Columbia University where he served as the poetry editor of Columbia Journal. He has two poems in current issue of Fence.
Megan Sungyoon translates between languages and across genres. After graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA thesis installation of text, video, and sound, Sungyoon moved to New York and earned an MFA in Poetry and Literary Translation at Columbia University. Sungyoon’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Asymptote, SAND Journal, The Margins, Hypertext Review, and Columbia Journal, where Sungyoon served as the translation editor.
Susan Howe‘s most recent poetry collection was Concordance, published by New Directions in 2020 alongside a reissue of Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives a prose meditation on her research in various rare book collections. Her selected essays, collected in The Quarry, were published in 2015, and a poetry collection Debths (2017) won Canada’s Griffin Award for Poetry in 2018.
Roni Aviv is a New York-based visual artist whose practice is at the intersection of photography, text, drawing, and installation. In her work—which has been published and exhibited internationally—Aviv explores emotional residue through repetition and material change. She photographs different types of mark-makings performed onto paper using soaking, grinding, and tracing techniques. This practice is a visual and psychological inquiry into experiences and surfaces that are ubiquitous in everyday life and therefore often overlooked.
Tsohil Bhatia is an artist and homemaker currently based in Lenapehoking now known as New York City. They received their MFA at the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University (2020). Tsohil’s practice emerges from contemplations about the latencies of mundane objects, rituals, and images – bringing together the complexities of human existence and the body’s relationship with time and the space it inhabits. Through their performance practice, Tsohil explores and addresses paradoxes as well as represents unresolvable concepts and emotions. They utilize books as containers for preserving ephemera.
Sarah Moody Sarah Moody is an artist and letterpress printer focused on slow work, analog processes, and the digital divide. Through print and small publications, her work addresses communication, the delicate nature of language and technology, and how they intermingle. She earned an MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts and a BA in Art History from Carleton College. She has previously assisted classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center and during the Summer Institute at Wells Book Arts Center, where she was also an artist-in-residence (2019). Originally from Anchorage, she currently lives in NYC, where she is an apprentice with book artist Russell Maret.
Allison Carter-Beaulé is a writer, printmaker, and teacher from Calgary, Alberta. She holds a BSc in biology from the University of British Columbia, and is currently pursuing an MFA in poetry at Columbia University where she received the Max Ritvo Poetry Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn.
About the Broadside Reading Series
CBA’s Broadside Readings Series program is a unique opportunity for poets and artists to collaborate. Every spring and fall season, CBA invites a poet who previously participated in the program to select poets for a new series of readings. CBA then commissions artists to collaborate with the participating poets to design and print for each of them a limited-edition broadside featuring their work. The broadsides are made available for sale to the public in-person and online in CBA’s bookshop.
This program was organized by Center for Book Arts and Allison Carter-Beaulé with funding provided in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.