"...our imaginations are creatures as limited as we ourselves are. They are not some special, uninfiltrated realm that transcends the messy realities of our lives and minds. To think of creativity in terms of transcendence is itself specific and partial—a lovely dream perhaps, but an inhuman one." -Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda via LitHub, which … Continue reading The Racial Imaginary
In a recent article by Maria Robins-Somerville, Claudia Rankine talks about writing Citizen, taking part in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day symposium and racial imaginaries. Read the full article from The Michigan Daily. Claudia Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10th, 2017.
Claudia Rankine will be reading at Concordia University on March 10th, 2017. Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, Claudia Rankine is the author of five collections of poetry including Citizen: An American Lyric and Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. David Hammons is the creator is In the Hood (1993), the artwork featured on the cover of Rankine's Citizen and pictured … Continue reading Link Round Up: Citizen
Writers Read looks back at hosting Tanya Tagaq in October, 2013. That evening, a first-come-first-serve audience crammed into a conference room in Concordia’s Henry F. Hall to witness the unique line-up of throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, experimental poet, Christian Bök, and composer/performance artist, Jaap Blonk. Seating became a competitive event as many people were turned … Continue reading From the Archive: Tanya Tagaq
Writers Read looks back at hosting Julian Barnes in 2005. Those who were wise enough to find an early seat crowded themselves into the Samuel Bronfman Building to listen as Julian Barnes read excerpts of his then-newly released novel, Arthur & George. Barnes spoke of Spanish-speaking, Bible-narrating parrots, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and creative process for Author … Continue reading From the Archive: Julian Barnes
Sonnet L'Abbé reads The Body Always Gives a Shit, a poem in three parts. She will be joining Writers Read in March 2016. https://thewalrus.ca/tv-the-body-always-gives-a-shit/ Some data points on the staff make-up of arts organizations in New York City. http://hyperallergic.com/271609/staff-at-nyc-arts-organizations-is-62-white-city-report-shows/ Quill & Quire talks to Pedlar Press founder, Beth Follett. http://www.quillandquire.com/industry-news/2016/01/18/qa-pedlar-press-founder-beth-follett-on-her-mission-to-become-a-publisher-of-excellence/ And a song because why not. If you ever need music … Continue reading The Body Always Gives a Shit & Other Distractions