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Double Take 11

Wednesday, November 12
7 pm

Three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience.

organized by
Albert Mobilio

At a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's 1964 film Marnie, Karen Schoemer and Laurie Stone tour the heady days of Freudian chic, when people seasoned conversations with the terms "frigid" and "kleptomaniac."

"Can I expound the skies?" Emily Dickinson once asked. Star Black and Joseph Donahue will look up, and do so.

In the night woods of Maine, Sarah Braunstein and William Giraldi encounter the damage from a giant moose.

Star Black is a photographer, poet, and artist. She has authored six collections of poetry and currently teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton. She was recently published in The Paris Review and has written three books of sonnets, a collection of double sestinas, and a book of collaged free verse. Her poems have been anthologized in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, 110 Stories: New York Writers After September 11, and The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1880 to The Present. Her collages have been exhibited at Poets House and The Center for Book Arts, and published in One of a Kind: Unique Artists Books by Pierre Menard Gallery.

Joseph Donahue was born in Dallas in 1954 and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. He has lived in New York City and Seattle, and now makes his home in Durham, North Carolina, where he is the Bevington Chair of Modern Poetry in the English Department at Duke University. He has published six full-length volumes of poetry, the most recent is Red Flash on a Black Field. A seventh volume, Dark Church, is forthcoming.
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Sarah Braunstein is the author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children (W.W. Norton, 2011; paperback 2012; Italian translation from 66thand2nd, 2012). The novel was a finalist for the 2011 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and was the winner of the 2012 Maine Literary Award. In 2010 she was named one of “5 Under 35” fiction writers by the National Book Foundation, and she received a 2007 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award.

William Giraldi is the author of the novel Busy Monsters, published by W.W. Norton (2011). He is Fiction Editor for the journal AGNI at Boston University. He has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the category of Essays and Criticism. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in The Believer, The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, Ploughshares, L.A. Review of Books, Commentary, Bookforum, Salon, Yale Review, Kenyon Review, The American Scholar, The New Criterion, Salmagundi, Best American Magazine Writing, The Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Twice his work has been listed among “Most Notable Essays” in Best American Essays. His next two books, a novel and memoir, are forthcoming from Norton/Liveright.
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Karen Schoemer has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Blender, and other publications. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap; Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock; Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000; and Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and daughter.

Laurie Stone is author of three books of fiction and nonfiction. A longtime writer for the Village Voice, she has been theater critic for The Nation and critic-at-large on Fresh Air. She has received numerous grants including two from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and she has been awarded the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle. She has published numerous memoir essays and stories in such publications as Open City, Anderbo, Nanofiction, The Los Angeles Review, New Letters, Ms., TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, Memorious, Creative Nonfiction, St Petersburg Review, and Four Way Review. She has served as writer-in-residence at Pratt Institute, Old Dominion University, Thurber House, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Muhlenberg College.
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Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Harper's, Hambone, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. A book of fiction, Games and Stunts, has just been published by Black Square Editions. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College, an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend, and contributing editor at Bookforum.

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This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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