The Center’s Broadside Reading Series produces 12 limited-edition letterpress-printed broadsides each year, featuring the poetry of New York-based writers of diverse backgrounds. Our Fall 2018 series is organized by Guest Curator Kristin Prevallet.
This evening’s reading will feature readers Rachel Levitsky and Carla Harryman.
About the readers:
Rachel Levitsky is the author of Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and the poetic novella, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013) as well as numerous chapbooks, most recently, Hopefully, The Island, part of an ongoing collaboration with the artist Susan Bee. Levitsky builds and participates in a variety of publishing, collaboration and pedagogical/performative
Carla Harryman is a poet, experimental prose writer, essayist, performance writer and collaborator in multi-disciplinary performance. She is known for her boundary breaking investigations of genre, non/narrative poetics, and text-based performance that begin in early publications such as Under the Bridge (This Press, 1980) and two volumes of selected writings Animal Instincts: Prose Plays and Essays (This Press, 1989) and There Never Was a Rose without a Thorn (City Lights, 1995). Recent publications include Sue in Berlin (2018), a collection of performance texts and Poets Theater Plays in English and French editions); Artifact of Hope, a chapbook-length epistolary essay published in Kenning Edition’s Ordinance Series (2017), and L’impromptu de Hannah/Hannah Cut in, a performance score for manual typewriters and speaking voices published by joca seria She is the recipient of numerous awards including an artist award in poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, New York; a grant (with Erling Wald) from Opera America: Next Stage; an NEA Consortium Playwright Commission; and an Alexander Gerbode Foundation award in poetry. In 2018 her work was the focus of a two-day Poets and Critics symposium at Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 members
Guests receive a free letterpress broadside, produced by artists at the Center.
Following Broadside Events:
November 9, 2018, 6:30 pm
The Center’s Literary Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.