Jeremy Sigler in two upcoming poetry events, this Wednesday, October 25th at Spoonbill Studio, and Wednesday, November 8th at Apexart

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Events, Faculty, Faculty Writings, Poetry | No Comments

Here’s an announcement from poet and VCS faculty member Jeremy Sigler about two upcoming events he’ll be participating in over the next couple weeks:

Dear friends and colleagues,

I will be reading in two upcoming poetry events:

•  with Albert Mobilio at Spoonbill & Sugartown’s Bushwick store on Montrose this Wednesday, Oct. 25th, at 7pm.

•  with Elizabeth Zuba at Apexart in their Double Take reading series on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, at 7pm.

Please see links below to both events.

Hope to see you!



Here’s more about both events from the links above:

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Writer/critic Albert Mobilio launches Games and Stunts (Black Square Editions), his new book of “short-short stories,” at Spoonbill Studio (99 Montrose Ave). Joining Albert is writer/editor Jeremy Sigler, author of My Vibe (a Spoonbill Book).

On Games and Stunts:

“The nearly 50 short-short stories included here are based on old-time games played in parlors, basements, and fields with balls, brooms, blindfolds, and cards. As winners and losers emerge from dodge ball, word games, or balloon blowing contests, so does the theme of our inner life as ceaseless competition. There is calculation, envy, humiliation, and joy, and there is always the next round when everything might change.” – Black Square Editions

“Like Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Mobilio’s Games and Stunts is a catalog of delights, but also of sorrows and yearnings. By means of games, real and invented, strange and cruel, and preposterous and beautiful, the book thinks about what it is to be alive, and to be among others, to triumph and to be humiliated, to feel the arbitrariness of life’s constraints, and to enjoy the solitary victories they afford. It is, itself, a victory.” –Paul La Farge, author of The Night Ocean


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Organized by Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.

Wendy Xu and Jonathan Larson meditate on best intentions
Phillip B. Williams* and Leopoldine Core* summon secrets, anxieties, and the supernatural
Elizabeth Zuba and Jeremy Sigler muse on the first-ever recording of a poet’s voice

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.
* Special thanks to The Whiting Foundation for their writer nominations.

Wendy Xu is most recently the author of Phrasis (Fence, 2017), winner of the Ottoline Prize. Her work has appeared (or will appear) in The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Poetry, A Public Space, BOMB, and elsewhere. The recipient of a 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, she teaches in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Columbia University, and serves as poetry editor for Hyperallergic.

Jonathan Larson is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asymptote, The Brooklyn Rail, Lana Turner, and Manuskripte. Red Dust Books will be publishing his translation of Francis Ponge’s Nioque of the Early-Spring in 2017. Jonathan teaches in the German Department at NYU.

Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary Award. Phillip was finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature (Poetry) and a Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. He received a 2017 Whiting Award, 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop fellowship. Phillip is the co-editor in chief of the online journal Vinyl. He is currently visiting professor in English at Bennington College.

Leopoldine Core is the author of the poetry collection Veronica Bench and the short story collection When Watched, which won a Whiting Award and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Open City, PEN America, Apology Magazine and The Best American Short Stories, among others. She lives in New York.

Elizabeth Zuba is a poet and translator. She is the author of Decoherent The Wing’ed (SplitLevel Texts), May Double as a Whistle (Song Cave), Ray Johnson’s Art World (Feigen Gallery), and the editor of Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994 (Siglio Press). Her translations include Marcel Broodthaers’s Pense-Bête (Granary Books), 10,000 Francs Reward (Printed Matter), While reading the Lorelei (MoMA) and Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book Shadow Theater Midnight (Siglio Press) with Maria Gilissen; Anouck Durand’s Eternal Friendship (Siglio Press); Arnaldo Calveyra’s Letters So That Happiness (Ugly Duckling Presse) and the writings of Duchamp, Picabia, and other contributors to Dada magazine The Blind Man (Ugly Duckling Presse).

Jeremy Sigler is the author of five books of poetry, including the 2017 prose collection, My Vibe. He writes art criticism for numerous magazines and journals, and in 2017 authored Voices, a monograph on painter Mel Bochner. Sigler has taught studio art, art history, creative writing and literature at many colleges and universities and is currently on the faculty at The School of Visual Arts and SUNY Purchase. Sigler was an editor at Parkett for a decade prior to becoming the Director of Publications at Dia Art Foundation, where he edited Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place: 1958-2010 (Dia/Yale). His own book on the controversial artist and poet is forthcoming from Sternberg Press in 2018.

Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Harper’s, Hambone, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. A book of fiction, Games and Stunts, has just been published by Black Square Editions. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School’s Eugene Lang College, an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend, and contributing editor at Bookforum.

apexart‘s programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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