From the Project Blog
I first encountered Jack Waters’ writing inside his and Peter Cramer’s installation “Short Memory/ No History.” Once inside this room separated from the Visual AIDS, “Not Over” exhibition, I sat on a bed and looked around and started to experience osmosis of many different types of ephemera. I gravitated towards the pile of printed out essays next to photo documentation of past installations of this piece on a little camera screen and a laptop. Here were the installation’s internal organs, ongoing and a part of itself. Near the bed was a waxy apple that wouldn’t go bad and a small Tupperware of pens and white out and markers, which Jack, when he appeared inside the installation, invited me to use to mark comments on the essays. (more…)
What does it mean to “say it out loud?” In her latest book, A Simple Revolution we learn Judy Grahn’s way in to her landmark poems “A Woman is Talking to Death” and “Edward the Dyke.” Grahn also reflects on the struggles of being arrested, interrogated and ultimately discharged for being out in the military in 1960, for what she names the crime of “authenticity.” (more…)
We are thrilled to announce that Poet Simone White will be joining our staff in a new part-time position. As many of you know, Simone has been doing a remarkable job as the Monday Night Readings Coordinator for the past two years. She will be starting in June as our Program Manager.
Simone was born Middletown, Connecticut, and raised in Philadelphia. She earned her BA from Wesleyan University, JD from Harvard Law School, and MFA from the New School. White is the author of the full-length collection House Envy of All the World (2010) and the chapbooks Dolly (2008) and Unrest (2013). Her work has been praised for its innovative complexity, allusive song, and “lyric deconstruction of desire, entitlement, blackness, the domestic, language and diction,” in the words of Anna Moschovakis. White has received fellowships from Cave Canem and was selected as a New American Poet for the Poetry Society of America. She is completing a PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
We’re looking forward to the intelligence and vision she will bring to The Project and its community!