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Public Program
Double Take 6

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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:
Rachel Cohen & Vijay Seshadri write about the de Kooning show they wanted to see together, but didn't.

Christine Schutt & Rene Steinke brood over a mixtape of their favorite country and bluegrass tunes.

B. Kite & Geoffrey O'Brien watched a film they had never seen before and explore their reactions—without actually identifying the movie.

Rachel Cohen's essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, The Believer, McSweeney's and Best American Essays. Her first book A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists won the PEN/Jerard Fund Award, and her new book, Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade, is due out from the Yale University Press Jewish Lives Series in October 2013. Cohen teaches in the creative nonfiction program at Sarah Lawrence College, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Vijay Seshadri's collections of poems are Wild Kingdom (1996) and The Long Meadow (2004), and 3 Sections, all from Graywolf Press, and The Disappearances—New and Selected Poems, from Harper-Collins India. He has been awarded the Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize from The Paris Review, the MacDowell Colony's Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement, and the Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Prize (2004). He is currently the Michele Tolela Myers Professor of Writing at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Geoffrey O'Brien is the author of sixteen books, among them six collections of poetry of which the most recent is Early Autumn (2010). He is editor-in-chief of The Library of America, where he has worked since 1992. He has contributed frequently to The New York Review of Books on subjects including film, opera, jazz and popular music, and poetry, and to other publications including Film CommentArtforum, and The Village Voice.

B. Kite's film essays have appeared in many publications including Film Comment, Sight & Sound, The Believer, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, and La Furia Umana, as well as the anthologies Exile Cinema, edited by Michael Atkinson and Olivier Assayas, edited by Kent Jones. His poetry has appeared in Web Conjunctions and Barrow Street. He also makes videos, examples of which can be seen on Moving Image Source (American, on Orson Welles, and Vertigo Variations, on Hitchcock's Vertigo, the latter in collaboration with Alexander Points-Zollo) and FilmComment.com (LdL, on Bresson's Lancelot du Lac).
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Christine Schutt is the author of two story collections and three novels. Her first novel, Florida, was a National Book Award finalist; her second novel, All Souls, a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Sam Lipsyte, in The New Yorker Best Books of 2012, described Schutt's most recent novel, Prosperous Friends, as "another revelation...a devastating story of young love, old love, and no love, written with a razor, it would seem, on living skin."

Rene Steinke is the author of the novels The Fires and Holy Skirts. Holy Skirts was a finalist for the 2005 National Book Award. Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, Vogue, The New York Times, TriQuarterly, and in anthologies. She is the Director of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She lives in Brooklyn.
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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 apexart event.

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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