This Fall, the Broadside Reading Series features six writers from various backgrounds and writing disciplines, collaborating with the Center’s Artists-in-Residence to create a collection of limited edition letterpress-printed broadsides. The collaboration explores the relationship of text, image, and design, incorporating the artists’ visual conveyance of writers’ poetry and prose.
The Center will host a series of online readings featuring these works throughout the season, which are curated and moderated by Joey De Jesus.
This evening’s reading will feature writers Marie Hinson & Saretta Morgan.
This evening’s broadsides will be designed and printed by Delphi Basilicato & Alix Farren.
About the Readers
Marie Hinson is an artist cultivating care and insurrection in poetry, performance and documentary cinematography. She is currently based in NYC after ten years in Philadelphia and growing up in rural Appalachia. Her first chapbook Please Remit My Qubits: A trans hex on the birth of quantum supremacy was published in 2020 by The Operating System. She has read and performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Vox Populi, Bluestockings, the Anchoress Syndicate, Crush Reading Series, and the Scribe Video Center. In 2019, her first documentary feature as a cinematographer, Queer Genius, a multi-part portrait of queer artists including Moor Mother, Eileen Myles, and Barbara Hammer, premiered at Frameline and NewFest. As a director and cinematographer her work has been included in Tribeca Film Institute 2020 Network, IFP Documentary Lab, Chicken and Egg Nest Knight Fellowship, Frameline, Outfest, and the Montreal Underground Film Festival.
Saretta Morgan is an artist, gardener and author of the chapbooks feeling upon arrival (2018) and room for a counter interior (2017). She lives between Phoenix and Mohave Valley, AZ where she teaches creative writing at Arizona State University and participates in the humanitarian aid efforts of No More Deaths. Recent work can be found in Triple Canopy, Colorado Review and the Academy of American Poets. Since 2016 she has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and Headland Center for the Arts, among others.
About the Curator
Joey De Jesus
Joey De Jesus is the author of HOAX (Operating System, 2020), NOCT- The Threshold of Madness (The Atlas Review, 2019), and co-author, alongside Sade LaNay, of Writing Voice into the Archive vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Tamayo with support from UC Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender. Joey received the 2019-20 BRIC ArtFP Project Room Commission and 2017 NYFA/NYSCA Fellowship in Poetry. Poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Artists Space, Barrow Street, Bettering American Poetry, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Magazine, The New Museum, The Newtown Literary Review, Southern Humanities Review, Symmetries: An Anthology of the Dominique Levy Gallery, and elsewhere. They’ve performed in Art Omi, Basilica Soundscape, The Nuyorican, The Poetry Project and elsewhere. They’ve performed in Artists Space, Basilica Soundscape, The New Museum, The Poetry Project, Art Omi and elsewhere.
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Oct 19, 6:30pm EDT
Leila Ortiz & Zefyr Lisowski
Nov 12, 6:30pm EDT
Marie Hinson & Saretta Morgan
About The Center for Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts promotes active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary visual and literary arts, while being a model organization locally, nationally, and internationally within the field. We achieve this through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting.