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: Colin Dickey and Lauren Walsh choose a photograph at random to test one another's powers of perception.
Donald Breckenridge and Johannah Rodgers survey Saratoga Park in Bedford Stuyvesant.
Stephen Tunney and Peter Wortsman sound the depths of sleepless nights.
Colin Dickey is the author of the forthcoming Ghostland, a cultural history of haunted places in America. He is also the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith. He is the co-editor (with Nicole Antebi and Robby Herbst) of Failure! Experiments in Social and Aesthetic Practices and (with Joanna Ebenstein) The Morbid Anatomy Anthology. His work has also appeared in Cabinet, The Believer, LA Review of Books, and he is a regular contributor to Lapham's Quarterly.
Lauren Walsh teaches at The New School and NYU, where she is Director of the Summer Photojournalism Lab. She is co-editor of The Future of Text and Image (2012). She has published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Republic, Photography and Culture, The Romanic Review, The Journal of American History, and Nomadikon, among others, and has contributed articles to numerous anthologies in addition to her appearances on CNN and as an expert on photography in the documentary 9/11: Ten Years Later (2011). Her work concentrates on questions of historical memory and visual media, and she focuses particularly on photojournalism, with a specialty in conflict photography. Her book-in-progress explores public response to photographic coverage of war and humanitarian crises.
Donald Breckenridge is the Fiction Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, Co-editor of InTranslation, Editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (2006), The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology 2 (2013), and is the Managing Editor of Red Dust Books. In addition, he is the author of more than a dozen plays, the novella Rockaway Wherein, and the novels 6/2/95, You Are Here, and This Young Girl Passing. He recently completed his fourth novel, And Then, and he is currently working on a new novel and a one-act play.
Johannah Rodgers is a writer, artist, and educator whose work explores issues related to representation and communication practices across media. She is the author of Technology: A Reader for Writers (Oxford University Press, 2014), the digital fiction project DNA (mimeograph/ The Brooklyn Rail, 2014), and the book sentences (Red Dust, 2007). Her short stories, essays, and book reviews have been published in Fence, Bookforum, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she is a contributing editor. She teaches writing, literature, and new media courses at the City University of New York.
Stephen Tunney is the author of One Hundred Percent Lunar Boy, published by MacAdam/Cage in 2010, and has recently completed a sequel, The Lunar Girls. Tunney's previous novel Flan was published in 1992 by Four Walls Eight Windows. In addition to writing, Stephen Tunney has had a career as a rock musician and recording artist, having recorded and toured extensively under the name Dogbowl. Educated in the visual arts, Tunney graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1982 and received a Masters degree in Painting from the City College of New York in 1991.
Peter Wortsman is the author, most recently, of a novel Cold Earth Wanderers (Pelekinesis, 2014) – finalist for Forward Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Science Fiction Book of the Year; a travel memoir Ghost Dance in Berlin, A Rhapsody in Gray (Travelers Tales, 2013) – recipient of a 2014 Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY); and an anthology which he compiled, edited, and translated Tales of the German Imagination, from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann (Penguin Classics, 2013). A new selection and translation Konundrum, Selected Prose of Franz Kafka is forthcoming from Archipelago Books in 2016, and a new selection of short prose Footprints in Wet Cement is forthcoming from Pelekinesis in 2017.
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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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.