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apexart :: Public Program :: Double Take 18
Reading Series
Double Take 18

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7 pm


Organized by 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:
Where the Hell's Reality? Sharon Mesmer and Stephen O’Connor steal from each other to find out.

Lisa Cohen and Matthew Sharpe have an epistolary conversation on and with constraints.

Saul Anton and David Levine ask if there's anything redemptive in the current wave of nostalgia on TV.

Sharon Mesmer is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Her newest poetry collection is Greetings From My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books, 2015). Previous collections include Annoying Diabetic Bitch and The Virgin Formica. Her two short fiction books, In Ordinary Time and The Empty Quarter, both from Hanging Loose Press, were published together as Ma Vie á Yonago by Hachette in French translation. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, and The Brooklyn Rail. She is the recipient of two NYFA fellowships in poetry. She teaches at NYU and the New School.

Stephen O'Connor is the author of the novel Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings; two collections of short fiction, Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue; and of two works of nonfiction, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains, biography/history. His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Best American Short Stories, Conjunctions, One Story, The Missouri Review, Poetry Magazine, among many other places. His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere.

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Lisa Cohen is the author of All We Know: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award. Her writing has also appeared in BOMB, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The New Yorker.com, Vogue, Women in Clothes, Queer 13, Bookforum, Ploughshares, Boog City, and Five Fingers Review, among other journals and anthologies. She teaches at Wesleyan University.

Matthew Sharpe is the author of the novels You Were Wrong, Jamestown, The Sleeping Father, and Nothing Is Terrible, and the short-story collection Stories from the Tube. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper's, The Los Angeles Times, Zoetrope, and other publications. He has received fellowships in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

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Saul Anton is the author of the extended essay Lee Friedlander’s: The Little Screens (2015), the critical fiction Warhol’s Dream (2007), and many articles on art, literature and critical theory. He is currently senior editor of BOMB and teaches at the Pratt Institute.

David Levine is an artist and (occasional) writer and (occasional) director whose work has been commissioned by Creative Time, REDCAT, MASS MoCA and BRIC Arts Media. His writing has appeared in Triple Canopy, Cabinet, Parkett, and Theater. He is a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award recipient, and is Professor of the Practice of Performance, Theater, and Media at Harvard University.

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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.

Please join us for this free apexart event.

apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This program is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc.
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