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Public Program
Double Take 2

Thursday, November 8, 2012
7 pm


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:
Stacey D'Erasmo & Maud Casey on the Quay Brothers' Street of Crocodiles

Ben Anastas & Ed Park on grandmothers

Albert Mobilio & Alan Gilbert on Pink Floyd's album The Wall

Benjamin Anastas is the author of the novels An Underachiever's Diary and The Faithful Narrative of a Pastor's Disappearance. His memoir Too Good to Be True has just been published and was called "smart and honest and searching" by the New York Times. Other work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Bookforum, and The Best American Essays 2012. He is a visiting faculty member at Bennington College and also teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

Maud Casey is the author of two novels, The Shape of Things to Come and Genealogy, and a collection of stories, Drastic. She lives in Washington, D.C. and teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Maryland. Her novel, The Man Who Walked Away, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.

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Stacey D'Erasmo is the author of the novels Tea, A Seahorse Year, and The Sky Below. She is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship in Fiction. Her essays, features, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Boston Review, Bookforum, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is an assistant professor of writing at Columbia University.

Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry book, Late in the Antenna Fields, and a collection of essays entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight. His poems have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, and The Nation. His writings on poetry and art have appeared in Artforum, The Believer, Bookforum, Cabinet, Parkett, and the Village Voice. He is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.

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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. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and is an editor of Bookforum.

Ed Park is the author of the novel Personal Days (a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Foundation Award) and a founding editor of The Believer. He is currently the literary fiction editor at Amazon Publishing. He was a senior editor at The Village Voice and has taught creative writing at Columbia. His most recent publications include an essay on P.G. Wodehouse in Bookforum and liner notes to the Criterion Collection's new edition of Rosemary's Baby.

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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.

apexart's 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.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


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