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Join us for this reading and conversation with two poet/performers who each have worked and written extensively in relation to contemporary art practices. This event, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, is free and open to the public.
Suzanne Stein’s poetry publications and performance documents include New Sutras, The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Passenger Ship. With the poet Steve Benson, she is the author of DO YOUR OWN DAMN LAUNDRY, which documents the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012. Suzanne was the founding editor, and for eight years editor-in-chief, of Open Space, SFMOMA’s art and language platform and publication. After thirty years’ living and working in the Bay Area, she resides now in San Diego, California.
Anne Lesley Selcer is author of Sun Cycle, winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center Prize and Blank Sign Book, a collection of essays on art. Her other publications include from a Book of Poems on Beauty, winner of the Gazing Grain prize, Banlieusard, a commissioned book-length text for Artspeak, and Untitled (a treatise on form) with 2nd Floor Projects. Anne Lesley’s work can be found in Jacket2, Fence, Hyperallergic, Art Practical, The Chicago Review, Open Space, and Gauss PDF, as well as in art exhibition catalogs. Occasionally working in video, performance, or sound, she is currently engaged in a series of collaborations with artists based on Sun Cycle.