Organized by Bookforum Editor Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.
Featuring: Joshua Furst & Vince Passaro remember New York in the gray light of the 1970s.
Barry Schwabsky & Joyelle McSweeney uncover the stygian mysteries of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Luis Jaramillo & Matthew Brookshire spend time at Methodist Hospital on Christmas Eve.
Luis Jaramillo is the author of The Doctor’s Wife, winner of the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Contest, an Oprah Book of the Week, and one of NPR’s Best Books of 2012. His work has also appeared in Open City, Gamers (Soft Skull Press), Tin House Magazine, H.O.W. Journal, and the Chattahoochee Review, among other publications. He is the director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School.
Matthew Brookshire is a songwriter and theater artist originally from North Carolina. His recent collaboration with choreographer Keely Garfield, Wow, is a meditation on the work of British pop music icon Kate Bush. In 2012, Twin Pines, another dance-theater piece with Garfield, received a Bessie Award nomination for Outstanding Production for its performances at Danspace Project. Matthew contributed original music to Garfield’s Telling the Bees at the Chocolate Factory. His music for film includes original songs for Palindromes, directed by Todd Solondz. Matthew’s two albums, 8 Songs and Best Friend, are available on iTunes.
Just published, Trembling Hand Equilibrium is Barry Schwabsky’s third full-length collection of poetry following Opera: Poems 1981-2002 (2003) and Book Left Open in the Rain (2009). He is also the author of several chapbooks and limited edition publications. He is art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum and writes about poetry for Hyperallergic Weekend and elsewhere.
Joyelle McSweeney is a genre-promiscuous writer and performer. She is the author of eight books of poetry, prose, drama and criticism, most recently The Necropastoral: Poetry, Media, Occults, from University of Michigan's Poets on Poetry Series, and Dead Youth, or, The Leaks, a Julian-Assange-fanfic-slash-ecopolitical-farce which won the first Leslie Scalapino Prize for Innovative Women Playwrights and is available from Litmus Press. She edits the international press Action Books and teaches in the MFA program at Notre Dame.
Joshua Furst is the author of the novel The Sabotage Cafe and the story collection Short People. His fiction and criticism has been appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Salon, the Rumpus, and Conjunctions among many other periodicals. He's a contributing editor at the Jewish Daily Forward and teaches at Columbia University and Eugene Lang College, The New School.
Vince Passaro’s fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in many national magazines and literary journals including Harper’s Magazine, for which he is contributing editor; Esquire; GQ; The New York Times Sunday Magazine; The New York Times Book Review; Bookforum; Salon.com; and such reviews as Agni; Open City; Story; and Boulevard. Passaro published Violence, Nudity, Adult Content: A Novel with Simon & Schuster in 2002 and is currently at work on a second novel. He has taught literature and creative writing at Columbia University, where he earned the AB and MFA degrees, and NYU.
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing. His work has appeared in Harper's, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. Games and Stunts, a book of short fictions, is forthcoming. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend and Bookforum.
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exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., 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.