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Double Take 27: Remnants

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Organized by Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks poets, novelists, editors, and artists to respond to an open-ended prompt, in this instance: remnants.

Featuring:
Louis Bury
Christian Hawkey
Sawako Nakayasu
Susan Wheeler

Louis Bury is the author of Exercises in Criticism (Dalkey Archive) and Assistant Professor of English at Hostos Community College, CUNY. He writes regularly about visual art for Hyperallergic, and his creative and critical work has been published in Bookforum, Brooklyn Rail, Los Angeles Review of Books, Boston Review, and The Believer.

Christian Hawkey has written two full-length poetry collections: The Book of Funnels (Wave Books, 2005) and Citizen Of (Wave, 2007); four chapbooks: Hour Hour (Delirium Press, 2005), Petitions for an Alien Relative (Hand Held Editions, 2009), Ulf (Factory Hollow Press, 2010), and Sonette mit Elizabethanischem Maulwurf (hochroth verlag, 2010); and a cross-genre book Ventrakl (2010, Ugly Duckling Presse). A new book, Sonne from Ort, a collaborative bi-lingual erasure made with the German poet Uljana Wolf, appeared in 2013 (kookbooks verlag, Berlin). In 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award. In 2008 he was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow. He translates contemporary German poetry, as well as the late short prose of the Austrian writer Ilse Aichinger, and his own work has been translated into over a dozen languages. He is on officer of the Office of Recuperative Strategies, and a member of the WeTransist collective.

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation – separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants, Mouth: Eats Color – Sagawa Chika Translations, Anti-translations, Originals, a multilingual work of both original and translated poetry, and Costume en Face, a translation of a handwritten notebook of Tatsumi Hijikata’s dance notations. She is co-editor, with Lisa Samuels, of A Transpacific Poetics, a gathering of poetry and poetics engaging transpacific imaginaries. She teaches at Brown University.

Susan Wheeler is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Meme (University of Iowa Press), which was shortlisted for the National Book Award; and a novel, Record Palace (Graywolf Press). Her selected poems, Assorted Poems, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she teaches creative writing at Princeton University.

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