Join Host Bruce Weber with his guests, Nancy Graham, Cole Heinowitz, Timothy Liu, Vladimir Nahitchevansky, George Quasha, Michael Ruby, Matthew Ryan Shelton, William Staples, Charles Stein and Sam Truitt in an evening of poetry and performance at Green Kill on Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7-9 PM. Tickets are 10 dollars at the door or by reservation on eventbrite.com. Seating is limited to 45. BYOB. Light refreshments are available at Ozubar.
Come join in an evening of poets enacting/performing works that broach and/or breach limits—as they leave behind or open the page to the ways their imaginations have led them here. These acts will include multiple forms of collaboration with other artists: sonic acts, dance and daring. The only given tools are space, light and a microphone and, with no further amplification or the use of prerecorded material, each work will be made on the spot. This Cabaret is in part a celebration of Station Hill Press and of its publication In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley, from the lovely pages of which the Cabaret poets mostly have been culled.
About the Poets
Nancy Graham is an actor, writer, and somniloquist who has been performing around the Hudson Valley and beyond since 2002 in such venues as Cocoon Theatre (where she has also curated several soirées), Bridge Street Theatre, Unison Arts Center, Deep Listening Space and others. Her work is in In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson Valley, edited by Anne Gorrick and Sam Truitt, and online journals such as Eratio, Pindeldyboz, and Café Irreal. You can hear her read and discuss her short story, The Cloisonné Pillbox, on the upcoming March edition of the podcast, The Strange Recital.
Cole Heinowitz is a poet, translator, and scholar. She is the author of two books of poetry, The Rubicon (The Rest) and Daily Chimera (Incommunicado), the chapbook Stunning in Muscle Hospital (Detour), and the critical study Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest (Edinburgh University Press). Heinowitz is the translator of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro’s Advice from 1 Disciple of Marx to 1 Heidegger Fanatic (Wave), Beauty is Our Spiritual Guernica (Commune Editions), and Bleeding from All 5 Senses (forthcoming from White Pine Press), as well as A Tradition of Rupture: Selected Critical Writings of Alejandra Pizarnik (forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse). She has taught literature at Bard College since 2004.
Timothy Liu‘s latest book is Luminous Debris: New & Selected Legerdemain (1992-2017). A new book of poems, LET IT RIDE, is forthcoming from Saturnalia Books in the Fall of 2019. A reader of occult esoterica and a professor of poetry, he divides his time between Manhattan and Woodstock, NY. www.timothyliu.net
Vladimir Nahitchevansky is the co-founder of “YST Publications” and the founder and editor of “W O O D: A Journal of Generational Poetics.” He is the author of the chapbook “Power Triptych” and his forthcoming collection, “A Church in San Antonio.” Vladimir is a poetry reader for Cagibi: A Literary Space and a book designer for Gas Meter Books in San Fransisco. He currently works for a printer in Kingston and lives in a small house on the Hudson.
George Quasha—poet, artist, musician—is the author of some twenty published works including, in poetry, Ainu Dreams (1999), Verbal Paradise (preverbs) (2011), Glossodelia Attract (preverbs) ( 2015), The Daimon of the Moment (preverbs) (2016), Things Done for Themselves (preverbs) (2015); and, in art, Axial Stones: The Art of Precarious Balance. Two collections of his essays in poetics are forthcoming: Poetry in Principle (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil) and Sleight of Flower (Lunar Chandelier Collective). His video art work, art is/poetry is/music is (Speaking Portraits), recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, is online at www.art-is-international.org. He is co-publisher/founder with Susan Quasha of Station Hill Press.
Michael Ruby is the author of many poetry books, including Compulsive Words (BlazeVOX, 2010), American Songbook (Ugly Duckling, 2013), ebook Close Your Eyes (Argotist Online, 2018) and The Mouth of the Bay (BlazeVOX, 2019). His trilogy in prose and poetry, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012), includes ebooks Fleeting Memories (UDP, 2008) and Inner Voices Heard Before Sleep (Argotist, 2011). He is also the author of the echapbooks First Names (Mudlark, 2004) and Titles & First Lines (Mudlark, 2018), and he co-edited Bernadette Mayer’s collected early books, Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words (Station Hill, 2015).
Matthew Ryan Shelton is a poet, musician, and translator. His poetry and translations have appeared in English as well as Irish Gaelic, in such publications as The Cincinnati Review, Abridged, Poetry Proper, Asymptote, An Gael, Mantis, Causeway/Cabhsair, The Swarthmore Review, and Parhelion. His poem “Talus” was nominated for Best of the Net 2018. He is a student of Marcus Wise of Minneapolis, MN, tracing his lineage back to Ustad Dayam Ali Qadri of the Farrukhabad and Delhi schools of tabla. He lives in Philadelphia, PA.
William Staples is a painter based in the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, New York. He earned his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002. Staples has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. This last year, he had his fifth solo show at the 65Grand gallery in Chicago and was a finalist for the Artadia Award, New York. In addition to painting, Staples has curated numerous exhibits, most recently “Around Flat” at the Knockdown Center in Queens. Staples has taught studio arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University, and currently teaches at the Arts Society of Kingston.
Charles Stein‘s work comprises a complexly integrated field of poems, prose reflections, translations, drawings, photographs, lectures, conversations, and performances. His most recent books include Black Light Casts White Shadows (Lunar Chandelier), Twelve Drawings (Station Hill), and Views from Tornado Island (Lunar Chandelier). For more, visit: www.charlessteinpoet.com
The language artist Sam Truitt is the author of the ten books in the Vertical Elegies series including Heresway (MadHat 2018), Dick: A Vertical Elegy (Lunar Chandelier, 2014), Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete (Station Hill, 2011), Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, 2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (Georgia, 2003), and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Road, 1998). He is the co-editor of In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley; and Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer. He is director of Station Hill Press and lives in Woodstock, NY. For more, visit: www.samtruitt.org.