New York Live Arts presents
The Danish poet on corporeal poetics, pregnancy, and the influence of classical music.
A story of immigration and integration.
Congratulations to Ward on winning the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing.
“Everything is equally treated.”
“To credibly present ecstasy, pure ecstasy, is incredibly difficult. Once upon a time this wasn’t the case. This is what capitalism has done to us all—rendered earnestness—a thing of suspicion and contempt.”
“The book can draw in different audiences without catering to them. There’s a kind of rigorous hospitality, an aperture for dialogue.”
“A film is always an attempt, nothing more, and that allows for a sort of dialogue.”
“Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.”
The art and science of the costume.
“I don’t consider anything about my writing to be natural.”
“When we really like a book, it’s often because its rhythm is similar to our own—to our heartbeat, our breathing, the way we walk. I think that’s what draws us to certain writers and not to others even though we know they are great.”
“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”
“The looks we get at reality are really only guesses.”
In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.
“Our bodies are graveyards of cells, the source of art, inherently finite, constantly decaying.”
The German philosopher holds forth on love, diagrams, and his particular style of oration. His book Inconsistencies will appear in English this fall from MIT Press.
Ives discusses chasing false lures, testing the limits of relationships, and what’s been cut from her novel Impossible Views of the World.
The performers consider memory, autobiography, and stand-up in Truscott’s groundbreaking comedy about rape, Asking for It, showing this November at NYU’s Skirball Center.
A landscape painter explores the “bright, exuberant, plastic toxicity” oozing from the colors of our contemporary environment.
“I originally published this in 2007 thinking, Oh this is a fine book, but I will be joined by a whole lot of amputee writers, and they are going to be here any minute. I’m still waiting.”