|Double Take 20
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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.
Thomas Devaney and Jim Cory reveal that all Philadelphia stories can be told as versions of Rocky.
Roberta Allen and Peter Cherches riff on aging and mortality.
Democracy, nu? Robert Marshall and Helen Benedict visit Capitol Hill.
Thomas Devaney is the author five books of poetry, including Runaway Goat Cart, Calamity Jane, The Picture that Remains, A Series of Small Boxes, and The American Pragmatist Fell in Love. His nonfiction book Letters to Ernesto Neto, with an afterword by Neto, was published by Germ Folios. His poems and essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, BOMB Magazine, FENCE, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Projects with the Institute of Contemporary Art, include “The Empty House,” at the Edgar Allan Poe House for The Big Nothing, and “Tales from the 215,” for Zoe Strauss’s Philadelphia Freedom. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry, he teaches at Haverford College.
Jim Cory’s most recent publication is 25 Short Poems (2016, Moonstone Press, Philadelphia). He has been the editor of several important poetry selections such as Packing Up for Paradise, selected poems of James Broughton, published by Black Sparrow, and Jubilant Thicket, selected poems of Jonathan Williams, published by Copper Canyon. Poems have appeared recently in Apiary, unarmed journal, Bedfellows, Capsule, Painted Bride Quarterly, Skidrow Penthouse, and Whirlwind. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the Pennsylvania Arts Council, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.
A short story writer, novelist, and memoirist, Roberta Allen has authored eight books; her most recent is the novel The Dreaming Girl (Ellipsis Press). Her ninth book, a story collection, The Princess of Herself (Pelekinesis Press) will be published this year. More than three hundred of Allen’s micro and short stories appear in anthologies and literary magazines; most recently in Conjunctions and The Brooklyn Rail. She has been named a Tennessee Williams Fellow in Fiction, was a Yaddo Fellow, and has received the 2015 Honorable Mention for The Gertrude Stein Award. Also a conceptual artist, she has had twenty-six solo gallery shows and three solo museum shows. Her work is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum.
Called "one of the innovators of the short short story" by Publishers Weekly, Peter Cherches is a writer, singer, and lyricist. Over the past 40 years, his writing, both fiction and nonfiction, has appeared in dozens of magazines, anthologies, and websites. He is the author of Autobiography Without Words (Pelekinesis, 2017) and three previous prose collections. His first recording as a jazz vocalist, Mercerized! Songs of Johnny Mercer, was released in 2016. Cherches is a native of Brooklyn, New York.
Robert Marshall’s novel, A Separate Reality, was published by Carrol & Graf in 2006. His prose, poetry and translations have appeared in Salon, the Michigan Quarterly Review, Waxwing, Event, Diverse Voices Quarterly and numerous other publications. A visual artist as well as a writer, his artwork has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe. He was the 2016 recipient of the Hazel Rowley Prize for his biography-in-progress of Carlos Castaneda.
Helen Benedict, a professor at Columbia University, writes frequently about justice, women, soldiers, and war. She is the author of seven novels, including Wolf Season (forthcoming from Bellevue) and Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly “Best Contemporary War Novel.” A recipient of both the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, Benedict is also the author of five works of nonfiction and the play The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War in Iraq. Her work inspired a suit against the Pentagon and the Oscar-nominated film, The Invisible War.
|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. Games and Stunts, a book of short fictions, is forthcoming. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend and contributing editor at Bookforum.
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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.