Soirée anglophone sur la chaîne YouTube du Festival // 11 mai 2021,19h-20h
Avec Anne Waldman, Zebulon Hurst, Yarrow Woods, Lucy Ives
- Zebulon B. Hurst (he/they) is a multidisciplinary poet, artist + scholar who came of age in Iowa City, IA. In 2019, he graduated with his BA cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago in French and Francophone Studies. Though Hurst feels a deep affinity to the Midwest, he also lived abroad in Tours, FR and Gland, SZG. Occasionally going by his hebrew name – Zuriel Biran – Hurst serves as a Cultural Organizer with Linke Fligl, a queer, radical, Jewish + Diasporist land project in upstate New York. He co-edits the project’s zine publication: Ki Li Ha’Aretz (for the land is Mine). Currently a graduate student at a seminary in Berkeley, CA, Hurst is a Presidential Scholar who will receive his Masters of Theological Studies as well as his Certificate in Sexuality and Religion. His research emphases are translation and embodiment, respectively.
- Lucy Ives is the author of two novels: Impossible Views of the World, published by Penguin Press and selected as a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World, published by Soft Skull Press and also a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her essays and stories have appeared in Art in America, Artforum, frieze, Granta, and Vogue, among other publications. In spring 2020, Siglio Press published The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, the first definitive collection of Gins’s poetry and prose, edited and with an introduction by Ives; a collection of Ives’s short stories, Cosmogony, is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in early 2021.
- Anne Waldman is a poet, performer, professor, curator, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, where she has worked for 47 years. Author of more than 50 publications of poetry, her most recent works include: Sanctuary (Spuyten Duyvil, 2020), Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha (co-translated with Andrew Schelling, Shambhala, 2020), the album SCIAMACHY with Levy Gorvy Gallery, Laurie Anderson, William Parker, and others (Fast Speaking Music, 2020), Trickster Feminism (Penguin Books, 2018), Extinction Aria (Pied Oxen, 2017). Forthcoming works include: BARD, Kinetic (Coffee House, 2021) The New Weathers (Nightboat, 2022). Waldman is an internationally recognized performer of her own work, and has had recent travels to Finland, Berlin, Casablanca, Tangiers, Paris, Geneva for conferences and festivals. She is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Book Awards, a PEN Center Literary Award in Poetry, the Shelley Memorial Award for Poetry, and has been deemed a “counter- cultural giant” by Publisher’s Weekly. She is a Chancellor Emeritus of the Academy of American Poets and recipient of the 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. Forthcoming: Bard, Kinetic, Coffee House, March 2022, and a new book from Penguin in summer of 2O22.
- Yarrow Woods is the name of a trans poet/artist/etc. and various kinds of laborer in Chicago. Her work asks what it is to feel always inadequate to better the material conditions we and our close ones are subject to? What is it to begin to change (one’s body, relationships, society, et al), when the tools we wield are the same instruments that we have been inflected with? Is it only a question of method? Constant rebuilding, crumbling, and reiterations of gestures and acts form together in yarrow’s work as an attempt to envision, create, and evaluate alternatives to these inherited, violent systems. Her first full-length Death and is forthcoming from Inside the Castle, 2023. A portion of her chapbook The Dick the Bitch and the Baby is forthcoming in Hype Train: @rlysrslit Anthology (Thirty West Publishing House). You can find her other books Drupe Fist and FEVER DREAM / FROM THE FIRE PIT through https://gumroad.com/yyeswoods.