apexart :: Public Program :: Double Take organized by Albert Mobilio


Thursday, May 17: 7 pm

Double Take
It's a commonplace—we all see things our own way. When three pairs of authors each trade takes on a shared experience they reveal just how different perception and prose can be.

organized by
Albert Mobilio

Darcey Steinke & Shelley Jackson
Paul La Farge & Emily Barton
Joshua Cohen & Justin Taylor
Darcey Steinke is author of the memoir Easter Everywhere (New York Times Notable) and the novels Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water (New York Times Notable). With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited. Her books have been translated into ten languages. Nonfiction has appeared, among other places, in The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Review, Vogue, Spin Magazine, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. Her web-story "Blindspot" was a part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner Fellow and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught most recently at Columbia School of the Arts and Barnard College.

Shelley Jackson is the author of The Melancholy of Anatomy, Half Life, hypertexts including Patchwork Girl, children's books including Mimi's Dada Catifesto, and SKIN, a story published in tattoos on 2095 volunteers.

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Paul La Farge's fourth novel, Luminous Airplanes, was one of Entertainment Weekly's Best Books of 2011 -- and one of the the Huffington Post's 10 Most Criminally Overlooked Novels of 2011. It will be published in paperback in October. His short stories have appeared in Harper's, McSweeney's, Fence, Conjunctions and elsewhere. He is a sporadic contributor to The Believer. He lives in the woods.

Emily Barton is the author of the novels Brookland (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2006) and The Testament of Yves Gundron (FSG 2000), and her essays and criticism have appeared in numerous publications, most recently the Threepenny Review. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts; she met Paul La Farge as a result of both writers having won the Bard Fiction Prize. Emily serves as Lecturer in English at Yale, and has also recently taught in the writing programs at Columbia and NYU.

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Joshua Cohen's most recent novel is Witz. He is the New Books critic for Harper's Magazine. Four New Messages will be published by Graywolf Press this August.

Justin Taylor is the author of The Gospel of Anarchy and Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever. He teaches at the Pratt Institute and New York 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.

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apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, 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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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