Brooklyn Public Library Presents
LitFilm: A Film Festival About Writers
Investigating the interface between humans, nature, and technology.
Nineteenth-century female hysteria and contemporary digital culture on stage.
The artist talks about how language documents stability and change across cultures.
Paying homage to poet Charles Olson’s “special view” of the Yucatán.
Writing as an intransitive catastrophe and the hyperbole of literature.
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.
Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.
Featuring interviews with Amit Dutta, Lisa Sanditz, Nina Katchadourian, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Bocanegra, Adrienne Truscott, Marcus Steinweg, Mike Wallace, and Lucy Ives.
Featuring interviews with Milford Graves, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Meredith Monk, Jim Hodges, Lucy Dodd, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jlin, Cate Giordano, Don Mee Choi, Christian Hawkey, and Friederike Mayröcker.
A selection of recently published work.
You might be an heir to the throne,
but I’ve abolished the monarchy
before the sun comes out
and washes away the DayGlo.
One point: / it came from that way and goes this way / the lukewarm thought
What’s wrong / with “ratty” whose / expectations cut, whose / trust shall be a spider’s web, got /
…gossiping, type-setting, weaner, weaner of the child—heir to her / own epos—her trip round the table. Tomorrow a letter, or a few / letters to make it like an anatomy lesson even, will rip right down / this table
I know that I’m depressed, sensitive, and selfish. I’m just determined to do this thing, which is paint in solitude, and I will burn bridges to do it, including relationships.