Friday, March 27, 2009

This Friday Ali Liebegott will leave San Francisco for New York to read/show her most recent illustrated novel, The Crumb People, at the Poetry Project. Likewise, Cristy C. Road will leave Brooklyn for Manhattan and do a similar thing, but with her own work, of course.  If you would like to find yourself on the internet looking at their work, you can find it here:

As for getting your hands on more information that is quicker than a click away, here it is:

Ali Liebegott is the author of the award winning books, The Beautifully Worthless and The IHOP Papers. For the last seven years she’s been drawing and illustrating a full-color illustrated novel, titled The Crumb People, about a post-September 11th obsessive duck feeder. She’s also writing a sequel to her first book-length poem called, The Summer of Dead Birds. You can find her stacking cat food in aisle 9 of Rainbow Grocery Co-Op in San Francisco. She also writes for The Advocate sometimes. 

Cristy C. Road is a writer and illustrator who’s obsessed with human imperfection and deconstructing the norms which have sheltered her world. Aside from illustrating for countless record covers, book covers, radical organizations, and magazine articles, Road published an independent zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three books - Indestructible, a graphic memoir about being a teenage Latina, queer punk in high school; and Distance Makes the Heart Grow Sick, a postcard collection. She recently released Bad Habits, an illustrated love story about a faltering human heart’s telepathic connections to the destruction of New York City. She currently hibernates in Brooklyn, NY.

of course & as always,
see you there.

nicole & diana


Friday, March 3
10PM - Midnight

The Poetry Project Friday Night Series presents:

featuring poet/visual artists ELLIE GA & MARINA TEMKINA

This Friday, we will revel in the release of two new Ugly Duckling Presse publications by Ellie Ga & Marina Temkina. You are invited. As always, readings take place in the parish hall at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church & start at 10PM.

ELLIE GA’s projects explore the limits of photographic documentation. Her work spans a variety of mediums, often incorporating her exploratory writing, and generally culminating in lectures, slide-presentations, handmade books and instructional installations. Classification of a Spit Stain (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009) is the result of her two-year project photographing and analyzing stains on city pavements. A combination of urban flaneurie and garbology, Classification of a Spit Stain is a mysterious field guide to the landscape underneath the soles of our shoes. For the Poetry Project Friday Night Series, Ellie will present "The Catalogue of the Lost (and other revelations)" a work done in the lecture format, created during a residency at the Explorers Club (NYC). Comprised of 282 images and lasting approximately 28 minutes, this work focuses on the missing pieces of early exploration–lost places, people, and concepts as well as the successes and failures to document “the unknown." During 2007-2008, Ellie Ga was the artist-in-residence on the Tara, a polar schooner locked in the pack-ice of the Arctic Ocean. Her work from these projects were exhibited recently at the Konstmuseum in Malmo, Galerie du Jour in Paris, and Projekt 0047 in Oslo and PNCA in Portland, Oregon. She has also been an artist-in-residence at the Newark Museum of Art and the Women’s Studio Workshop. Her performances, videos and installations have been shown in New York at Dispatch, Swiss Institute-Contemporary Art, 16 Beaver, Rubin Museum of Art and Gigantic Art Space. Ellie Ga received her MFA in photography from Hunter College in 2004 and is a founding member of Ugly Duckling Presse.

MARINA TEMKINA is a poet and an artist. She is an author of four poetry books in her native Russian, and two artists books made in collaboration with Michel Gerard & published in France. Her new book What Do You Want? will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse this spring. Marina received a National Endowment for the Arts in 1994 and she was a Revson Fellow on the Future of New York at Columbia University. Marina shows her visual art and concrete poetry internationally. Her public art project could be seen on the Second Street Stop of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Hoboken in 2004.

See you there, of course.
Nicole & Diana.