3/28: Barbara Hammer, Maggie Nelson, and Janlori Goldman

The next event features talks by:

Barbara Hammer
Maggie Nelson
Janlori Goldman

…followed by a discussion/Q&A session.

on Monday, March 28
at 7 PM
at CUNY Graduate Center
(in the Skylight Room, 9100)
365 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Free Admission to the Public

Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video and has made over 80 works in a career that spans 30 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. Her documentaries tell the stories of marginalized peoples who have been hidden from history and are often essay films that are multi-leveled and engage audiences viscerally and intellectually with the goal of activating them to make social change. Her memoir, HAMMER! Making Movies out of Sex and Life was recently published by the Feminist Press at CUNY in 2010 and coincided with a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. the Reina Sophia in Madrid, and the Tate Modern in London. She teaches each summer at The European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. She lives and works in New York City.

Maggie Nelson is a poet, memoirist, critic, and scholar. She is the author of four books of nonfiction, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (Norton, 2011), Bluets (Wave Books, 2009), Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), and The Red Parts: A Memoir (Free Press, 2007; named a Notable Book of the Year by the State of Michigan), and four books of poetry, Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005; finalist, the PEN/ Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir), The Latest Winter (Hanging Loose Press, 2003) and Shiner (2001). She is the recipient of a 2008 Arts Writers grant from Creative Capital, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, and a 2011 NEA grant in poetry. Since 2005, she has taught on the faculty of the School of Critical Studies at CalArts. She lives in Los Angeles.

Janlori Goldman is a poet, civil rights activist, and teacher at Columbia University’s School of Public Health. She also works with Columbia’s Program in Narrative Medicine. After nearly 20 years in Washington D.C. pressing for laws to protect peoples’ privacy, she moved to New Work City to teach and study poetry at Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have been published in a number of journals, including Mudlark, Connotation Press, The Cortland Review, The Mom Egg, and, forthcoming, in Calyx. Other essays and articles have appeared in health journals, U.S. Congressional testimony, and books. She lives in NYC with her teenage daughter, and her sweetheart.

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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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