New York Live Arts presents

Marjani Forte
Nov 15-19


Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen

The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.

Ghosts of History: An Interview with Jesmyn Ward by Louis Elliott

Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.

Poetry and the Photo: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Slant Rhymes by Michael Juliani

Chroniclers of restless wanderlust. 

Hidden Histories: Mary Kelly: The Practical Past by Jessica Holmes
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From the laundry room to the streets.  

Make Some Noise: Yves Tumor’s Experiencing the Deposit of Faith by Domenick Ammirati
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A daydream by a night owl.

Three Poems by Cynthia Cruz
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In the letter never sent, / the one constructed / entirely from photographs, / Polaroids of moments, or / elements I have been / attempting to suppress.

Gloss by Leah Dworkin
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I say something about the time and he replies, “I cannot sleep in this lifeless room, I can’t, I can’t. I won’t. You can’t make me.”

BOMB 138, Winter 2017

Featuring interviews with Lynda Benglis, Roe Ethridge, Becca Blackwell, Antonio Campos, Robert Greene, Angie Keefer, Liz Magic Laser, Laura Kurgan, China Miéville, Michael Palmer, and Rosmarie Waldrop.

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BOMB 139, Spring 2017

Featuring interviews with Steffani Jemison, Amitav Ghosh, Curt Stager, Ron Athey, Stephin Merritt, Rita Ackermann, Bryan Hunt, David Levine, Hari Kunzru, Sjón, and George Saunders.

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BOMB 140, Summer 2017

Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.

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BOMB 141, Fall 2017

Featuring interviews with Amit Dutta, Lisa Sanditz, Nina Katchadourian, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Bocanegra, Adrienne Truscott, Marcus Steinweg, Mike Wallace, and Lucy Ives. 

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Jennifer Bartlett Reinhold Friedl by Elliott Sharp Rikki Ducornet by Laura Mullen Christopher Brown by Thomas Bolt William Pope.L by Martha Wilson Jamian Juliano-Villani by Samuel Jablon lessLIE and Rande Cook by Kyra Kordoski British Theatre: Gary Stevens by Allen Frame Cellular Portals: A Conversation with Ursula Andkjær Olsen by Morten Høi Jensen Caryl Pagel by Jack Christian Lynda Benglis by Federica Bueti Rubens Ghenov by Dona Nelson Alice Notley by Robert Dewhurst Ben Katchor by Alexander Theroux Scott Elliott by Eric Bogosian Lauren Groff by Patrick Somerville Tom Burr by Alan Ruiz Shana Moulton by Bean Gilsdorf PIXELBOMB hits Northside! by Lena Valencia & Elise Oh  Raymond Pettibon by Grady T. Turner

New Sounds

Commissioned portfolio pieces from composers and sound artists, ranging from raw documentation of live performances to sound collage and experiments with aleatory music.

Field Recording by Byron Westbrook
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There are actually two recordings here, made many months apart and then superimposed on one another.

Field Recording by Lea Bertucci
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On a crisp morning in March, we approach the site. It appears in the distance on the windswept beach just as the sand gives way to dunes. The ocean roars to our right.

Field Recording by Aki Onda
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Burn, burn offerings… the fire will purify your body and mind…

Field Recording by Bill Orcutt
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I had the idea of making solo music that would incorporate all my weird stuff—all my various oddball rhythms, tics, repetitions, stims, and stutters—and use them as the basis of a new idiom for the guitar.