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Book Talk: Featuring MC Hyland
June 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for our new series, “Book Talk,” a member-organized event where people within our community engage with a diverse group of artists, academics, and people in different areas to develop critical dialogue around books. This month’s Book Talk will be featuring MC Hyland.
About the event:
Hyland will be discussing the first chapter of Speaking Into the Air,by John Durham Peters. Peters proposes two models for communication: dialogue and dissemination. As makers of small-edition artist books, and/or as publishers, are these two models helpful in thinking about our audiences and distribution practices? What other models might be useful in conceptualizing how the work we do gets into readers/collectors’ hands?
About the Reading:
John Durham Peters, “Dialogue and Dissemination” (from Speaking Into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication, pp. 33-62.).
About the Speaker:
MC Hyland is the founding editor of DoubleCross Press, a poetry micropress, and is finishing a PhD in English from NYU this May. She is the author of two full-length books of poems: THE END (out this spring from Sidebrow) and Neveragainland; and of a dozen poetry chapbooks/artist books, most recently Plane Fly At Night from above/ground press and the self-published Five Essays on the Lyric/The Laundry Poem with Anna Gurton-Wachter. From her research, she produces scholarly and poetic texts, artists’ books, and public art projects.
Photos courtesy of the artist.