12/09/10: Abigail Child, Michael D. Snediker, and Timothy Liu

The next event features talks by:

Abigail Child
Michael D. Snediker
Timothy Liu

…followed by a Q&A/discussion.

on Thursday, December 9
at 7 PM
FREE

at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Skylight Room, 9100)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

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Abigail Child is a film/video artist and writer. Her montage pushes the envelope of sound-image relations, exploring gesture as language, and creating strategies to rewrite narrative. She has recently exhibited multi-screen installations at The Walker Museum and Harvard University among others. Child has had retrospectives nationally and internationally; her art is in the permanent collection of MoMA, NY and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Harvard Film Center has created an “Abigail Child Collection” which will preserve and exhibit her films. Child’s books of poetry include Scatter Matrix, Mob (both Roof Books), and A Motive for Mayhem (Potes & Poets) and she has authored a recent collection of critical writings, This is Called Moving: A Critical Poetics of Film (University of Alabama Press, 2005). She is senior faculty at the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and calls NYC home.

Michael D Snediker is the author of Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous Persuasions (UMinnesota, 2009). His articles on American Literature, poetics, and queer theory have appeared in journals including ELH, Modernism/modernity, and Postmodern Culture. His poetry book, Nervous Pastoral, was published by dove|tail press in 2008, and his poetry chapbook, Bourdon, is forthcoming from White Rabbit Press. He currently is working on a project titled Contingent Figure: Aesthetic Disabling and the Long American Renaissance. He teaches at Queen’s University, in Kingston, ON.

Timothy Liu is the author of eight books of poems, most recently Polytheogamy and Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse. He has also edited Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Gay American Poetry. His poems have been included in many anthologies and have appeared in such places as Best American Poetry, Bomb, Grand Street, The Nation, New American Writing, Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Yale Review. His journals and papers are archived in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library, and his poems have been translated into ten languages. Timothy Liu is an Associate Professor at William Paterson University and a member of the Core Faculty in Bennington College’s Graduate Writing Seminars; he lives in Manhattan.

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TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice is curated by Tim Peterson (Trace). For additional information, visit the Tendencies website.

All events are co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, CLAGS (the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies), The Graduate Center PhD Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group.

About Tim Peterson (Trace)

Tim Peterson (Trace) is a poet, critic, editor, curator, and octopus. Author of the book Since I Moved In (Chax Press) and the recent chapbook Violet Speech (2nd Avenue Poetry), Peterson also edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and curates readings and events throughout NYC including the Zinc Bar series, Quips & Cranks (with Vincent Katz) at SVA, and the TENDENCIES: Poetics & Practice talks series at CUNY Graduate Center.
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