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Double Take Reading Series
Reading Series - NYC
Double Take 28

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
291 Church Street, NYC

At apexart's Double Take reading series, poets, novelists, editors, and artists are invited to create and share an original work in response to a single, open-ended prompt, in this instance: Fun. As a result, apexart audiences experience a one-of-a-kind evening of stories and reflections.

Featuring contributions from:
Joanna Fuhrman
Rachel Levitsky
John Madera
Val Vinokur

Organized by Albert Mobilio.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.

Joanna Fuhrman is the author of 5 books of poetry, most recently The Year of Yellow Butterflies (Hanging Loose Press 2015) and Pageant (Alice James Books 2009). New poems and video poems appear in current or forthcoming issues of ACM, Boog City, Conduit, Fence, Hanging Loose, Moving Poems, Posit, Requited Journal and The Saint Ann's Review. She teaches creative writing at Rutgers and in private workshops.

Rachel Levitsky is the author of Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013), and a number of chapbooks, including, Hopefully, The Island, part of her collaboration with Susan Bee. She is the founder of Belladonna* Collaborative, a matrix promoting writers and writing of the contemporary feminist avant-garde. In 2017 Levitsky was fellow of LMCC Process Spaces on Governors Island and in 2009 Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice at University of Pennsylvania’s Programs in Contemporary Writing. She is Professor of Writing at Pratt Institute, and teaches irregularly at Naropa Summer Writing Program, The Poetry Project and Poets House.

John Madera’s fiction is published in Conjunctions, Sonora Review, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he edits Big Other and runs Rhizomatic: Publicity for Small Presses with Big Ideas.

Val Vinokur was born in Moscow and immigrated to Miami Beach as a child. He is the author of The Trace of Judaism: Dostoevsky, Babel, Mandelstam, Levinas and Relative Genitive: Poems with Translations from Osip Mandelstam and Vladimir Mayakovsky, and has appeared in The Boston Review, LitHub, New American Writing, The Literary Review, McSweeney’s, and The Massachusetts Review. His co-translations with Rose Réjouis were recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Lewis Galantiere Award. He teaches literature at The New School, where he is chair of Liberal Arts in the BA Program for Adults and directs the minor in Literary Translation. His annotated translation of 72 stories by Isaac Babel, The Essential Fictions, was published in 2017. Vinokur is the founder of Poets & Traitors Press and senior editor at Public Seminar.

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 a frequent contributor to Bookforum.

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

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