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: Lynn Crawford & Matvei Yankelevich consider the word border.
Jennifer Firestone & Katy Lederer double the Double Take by taking on twins.
Bruce Bauman & David L. Ulin contemplate Big Apple-born writers and why they love LA.
Bruce Bauman is the author of the forthcoming novel Broken Sleep. Booklist called his highly praised first novel And The Word Was, "a magnificent debut, smart and intense, but accessible and riveting." (Both from Other Press, NY, NY). His work has appeared in numerous lit mags and anthologies as well as Salon, BOMB, Bookforum, The LA Weekly, and The Los Angeles Times. Bauman is the recipient of a City of Los Angeles Award in literature for 2008-09, a Durfee Foundation grant and UNESCO/Aschberg award. He is senior editor of Black Clock literary magazine and professor of Creative Writing in the CalArts MFA Program.
David L. Ulin is the author, most recently of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. His other books include The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America's Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, he is book critic of the Los Angeles Times.
Lynn Crawford’s recent publications include Fortification Resort, a series of art-related sestinas and two novels, Simply Separate People and Simple Separate People, Two. Her new novel, Shankus & Kitto, is forthcoming fall, 2015 (Hyperallergic, Black Square Editions). She is curator of Evening of Art & Science (May 2014 and 2015), an exhibition that pairs visual artists with medical scholars (specializing in stem cell research) from University of Michigan’s Taubman Institute. Her work appears in various anthologies (Oulipo Compendium, Fetish, Brooklyn Rail, Fence) and journals (Hyperallergic, Tema Celeste, McSweeney’s, Lilies, and Cannonballs, Parkett, Bookforum, Metro Times). She lives with her family north of Detroit.
Matvei Yankelevich is the author of a poetry collection, Alpha Donut (United Artists), a novella in fragments, Boris by the Sea (Octopus), and most recently the book-length poem, Some Worlds for Dr. Vogt (Black Square Editions). He is the translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook/Ardis) and co-translator of An Invitation for Me to Think by Alexander Vvedensky (NYRB Poets), which won the National Translation Award in 2014; his translations have appeared in many periodicals and several anthologies. Matvei is one of the founding editors of Ugly Duckling Presse, where among other things he designs books, curates the Eastern European Poets Series, and co-edits 6x6. He teaches at MFA Writing programs of Queens College and Columbia University's School of the Arts, and is a member of the Writing Faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Jennifer Firestone is an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College (The New School). Her books include Flashes (Shearsman Books), Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books) and Fanimaly (Dusie Kollektiv). Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books). She has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim. She won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press’ Robert Creeley Memorial Prize. Firestone is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series.
Katy Lederer is the author of the poetry collections Winter Sex (Verse Press, 2002) and The Heaven-Sent Leaf (BOA Editions, 2008), as well as the memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers (Crown, 2003). Poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Paris Review, Boston Review, VOLT, The American Poetry Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. A poetry editor at Fence Magazine from 2007 to 2014, Lederer has been the recipient of fellowships and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers Program.
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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This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers 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.
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.