Tonight’s poetry reading is in conjunction with the renowned exhibition, “Poetry Will be Made for All,” at the LUMA/Westbau exhibition space, within Löwenbräukunst, in Zurich, Switzerland curated by Kenneth Goldsmith, Danny Snelson and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. Tonight’s reading will be hosted by Felix Bernstein, Skyped in to Zurich, photographed by ArtForum, with press from the Village Voice, Rhizome, Frieze, and n+1 in attendance. All of tonight’s readers will be profiled in jacket 2. Two of tonight’s readers will be selected by Obrist for profile pieces in Bomb Magazine. Several audience members will also be selected to participate in a roundtable discussion for Grey Room (MIT Press) on ‘audiences in the age of digital poetics.’
Jameson Fitzpatrick lives in New York, where he is an MFA candidate in poetry at NYU. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Awl, The American Reader, The Los Angeles Review, and POETRY, among elsewhere.
Deanna Havas was born in New York City in 1989, where she currently lives and works. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011. In 2012 she exhibited in a solo exhibition at NP Contemporary Art/Envoy Enterprises in New York. Some of her recent exhibitions include a commissioned piece for Rhizome’s The Download and an e-book published through Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. She also recently completed a residency at the LUMA /Westbau as part of the 89+ project in Zürich.
Cornelia Barber is the author of ‘Before I Am Lost’ a critical novella. Her latest work is a set of poems, Grace Holes, on the dialectics of pleasure, god and form. “his ass holes running spectacular juices / moaning for affection as if / it is you that must cradle him / bandage his wounds that / he made himself. / Impulse will infiltrate the surface of whatever / form you find yourself consumed by.”
Gil Lawson is a writer from Santa Fe, NM. His work has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, n+1, Triple Canopy, Metazen, KTBAFC, and others. He received the Bard College Written Arts Prize in May of 2013.
Paco Catart is a musician and writer. “KccLhhlckk- and there’s the hateful pink jelly / broken into bits / like a shattered bottle of frozen cough syrup / or human mucus. / There’s the jelly / beneath my sneaker.” pacocathcart.bandcamp.com
Joshua Kleinberg is a barback, an MFA candidate in Poetry & Translation at Columbia University and the curator (with Dana Jaye Cadman) of Banquet Reading Series in Brooklyn. His work has received awards from Ohio State University and The Academy of American Poets and has been anthologized in Chorus: A Literary Mixtape (2012, MTV Books).
Cassie Seltman’s book is called Palimpsest: Columbus. “A sneeze in my nose. Spit, mom says. I spit. Mom pokes at the spit with her fingers. She opens the tissue blown into, it’s definitely green. You have something. If you were healthy it would be paler. More yellow.”
Clara Lipfert is a writer and performer whose work has been featured in Illuminati Girl Gang, the Scrambler, and MIX NYC. As one half of the curatorial/performance project HAG, she has performed at Grace Exhibition Space and the Invisible Dog Art Center. She also writes reviews for the Helix Queer Performance Network. hagcollective.tumblr.com