Poetry Chapbook Program
ABOUT THE JUDGE
Edwin Torres is a lingualisualist, fluent in the languages of sight and sound. A native of New York City and the author of eight poetry collections, Edwin was a member of the poetry collective “Nuyorican Poets Café Live” that helped revitalize Spoken Word in the early 90’s — touring worldwide, performing and giving workshops in a range of settings, from universities to open-air nature reserves. The diversity of the East Village in the early ‘90’s sparked his poetry education, along with the combined forces of Dixon Place, The Nuyorican Poets Café, The St. Marks Poetry Project and assorted warehouses and lofts off the grid. Multi-disciplinary improvisations across a range of collaborators, poets, musicians, dancers and artists contributed to the development of his transformative language. His CD “Holy Kid” was part of the Whitney Museum’s exhibit “The Last American Century Part II.” Edwin has a dual career as a visual artist, working in the field of advertising and graphic design for over 25 years
The selected poet will also receive a cash award of $500, a $500 honorarium for a reading held at the Center in the fall of 2019, as well as an exclusive opportunity to stay at the Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, New York as one of their Winter Shakers.
Do not call the center about the status of your application. Winners will be notified in Late Spring / Early Summer of 2019.
LETTERPRESS PRINTING & FINE PRESS PUBLISHING SEMINAR FOR EMERGING WRITERS
The Center for Book Arts invites applications for our Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar For Emerging Writers. The seminar, taught by our Master Printer Barbara Henry, runs twice a year for five consecutive days in early May and early November. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. Selected participants must attend the entire five-day workshop.
The next Fine Press Seminar will take place at the Center June 20-24, Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Online Applications open April 1, 2018 and closes June 1, 2018.