Camel Art Space 2nd Friday Art Walk & Poetry Reading
January 14, 2011, 6pm – 9pm
Poetry @ 8pm
722 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211
L – train to Graham Avenue [map]
Argos Books is excited to present Mónica de la Torre, Mark Bibbins and Timothy Donnelly, reading from their recent poetry collections at Camel Art Space on Friday, January 14, 2011.
This reading, curated by Argos editors Elizabeth Clark and Iris Cushing, will take place
alongside Subliminal Space. This exhibition of works by Amy Lincoln, Marian Brunn-smith, Loie Hollowell and Ander Mikalson, includes the work of two artists (Loie Hollowell and Ander Mikalson) whose images are forthcoming in the Side-by-Side series, a series of collaborative projects between poets and artists.
Limited-edition broadsides of Timothy’s, Mark and Mónica’s poems will be available for a suggested donation, as well as current titles available from Argos Books.
About Mónica de la Torre:
Mónica de la Torre writes about art and culture for publications in Mexico and the U.S.
and is the author of the poetry books Talk Show, Acúfenos and Public Domain. She is
co-author of the artist book Appendices, Illustrations & Notes, available on Ubu.com,
and co-editor of the anthology Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry
with Michael Wiegers. She translated the books Poems by Gerardo Deniz and Mauve
Sea-Orchids by Lila Zemborain. She is senior editor at BOMB Magazine and lives in
About Mark Bibbins:
Mark Bibbins was born in 1968 in Albany, New York, received his MFA from The New School, and has lived in New York City since 1991. A founding editor of the journal LIT, he has taught at SUNY-Purchase, and now teaches in The New School’s MFA program. Individual poems have appeared in Boston Review, Colorado Review, The Paris Review,
Poetry, The Yale Review and elsewhere, including the anthologies The Best American
Poetry 2004 and Great American Prose Poems. Bibbins received a Lambda Literary
Award for his collection of poems Sky Lounge (Graywolf, 2003), and was awarded a
2005 Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His most recent
collection is The Dance of No Hard Feelings (Copper Canyon Press, 2009).
About Timothy Donnelly:
Timothy Donnelly’s The Cloud Corporation was recently published by Wave Books, and Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit was published by Grove Press in 2003. He has been poetry editor of Boston Review since 1995. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including American Letters & Commentary, The Canary, Columbia Poetry Review (Chicago), Conduit, Crowd, The Denver Quarterly, Fence, Harper’s, jubilat, Lana Turner, The Literary Review, The Modern Review, The Nation, The Paris Review, PEN America, Ploughshares, A Public Space, TriQuartely, Volt, and many others.
About Argos Books:
Argos Books is an independent literary press, founded in 2010 by three poet-translators. Our aim is to support poetry, hybrid genres, translation, and collaboration, with a special interest in work that crosses cultural and national borders. While publishing innovative work is our primary focus, we are also invested in facilitating critical dialogues among communities, genders, and languages. We have two curated series with the goal of engaging with diverse work in unexpected ways: the Little Anthology series,
small anthologies that capture a community, subject or point of view, and Side by Side,
collaborations between artists and writers.
Elizabeth Clark Wessel
Subliminal Space features works on paper by four New York based artists that share an interest in a meditative, introspective process, using water based media to create intimate records of the artists’ presence. The works employ the individual formal vocabularies of each artist to explore themes as varied as the self, the subconscious, and the nature of space and time.