In conjunction with the Residency Project Aurora under the Midnight Sun
Remote Landscapes: Poetry + Performance + Art
Sunday, May 22, 1-3 pm

free of charge and open to the public
New and original work by poets, in conjunction with the current installation Aurora Under the Midnight Sun: A Diptych of the Arctic by artists Jisun Beak and Kwantaeck Park.

Poets & Performers: Kristin Prevallet, Kristina Bicher, Quincy Scott Jones, Regina Marie, Ryann Slauson
Event curator, Kristina Bicher

Kristin Prevallet is a poet, educator, and mindbody coach. She is the author of five books of conceptual poetics (often in collaboration with visual artists)  including the critically acclaimed lyric memoir I, Afterlife: Essay In Mourning Time (Essay Press.) Recent poems appear in The New Republic, The Boston Review, Spoon River River Review, and the anthology I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women.  Her most recent collaboration with photographer Suzanne Levine, Nothing Erased But Much Submerged, will be featured at the Hastings Art Council in May. She has taught poetics and mindbody studies at Naropa University, The Open Center, Poet’s House, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and has received multiple residencies and awards, including the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Kristina Bicher’s chapbook, Just Now Alive, was a finalist in the New Women’s Voices Series (Finishing Line Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in LIT, Bellingham Review, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Grist, Tupelo Quarterly,  Crab Creek Review (nominated for Pushcart Prize), The Louisville Review, and others. Her prose has been featured in The Atlantic and The Rumpus. She received a BA from Harvard University, an MA in creative writing from Manhattanville College and an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.

Quincy Scott Jones’ work has appeared in the publications such as the African American Review, The North American Review, and The Feminist Wire as well the anthologies such as Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky and Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books.  With Nina Sharma he co-created the Nor’easter Exchange:  a multicultural, multi-city reading series.  His first book, The T-Bone Series, was published by Whirlwind Press in 2009.

Regina Marie started writing with great urgency late in life after a long career designing software. She calls it her “conversion experience.” Regina is pursuing an MFA at Sarah Lawrence College and is an aspiring teacher of Neelakantha Meditation. Her first published poems will appear in Poet Lore and CALYX.

Ryann Slauson is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, sculpture, and painting. Her pieces emerge from fractured memories, found imagery, internet garbage, actual garbage, and daily observation. Slauson was an artist-in-residence at Grin City Collective in Grinnell, IA and the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, and has exhibited her work in New York, Washington, Florida, Illinois, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, and Texas. A selection of her paintings are included in the 2016 New American Paintings MFA Annual Issue #123.
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