Sunil Yapa, Tiphanie Yanique, Christopher Stackhouse, Rebecca Wolff, Robert Polito, Deborah Landau
apexart | 291 Church Street
Organized by Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.
Sunil Yapa and Tiphanie Yanique meditate on the subject of orphans.
Christopher Stackhouse and Rebecca Wolff think about watching porn together.
Robert Polito and Deborah Landau explore Los Angeles.
Deborah Landau is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Uses of the Body, which was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and included on "Best of 2015" lists by The New Yorker, Vogue, BuzzFeed, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Her work has appeared recently in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Best American Poetry, and she was awarded a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
Robert Polito is a poet, essayist, editor, and biographer. His most recent books are the poetry collection Hollywood & God and Farber on Film: The Complete Film Writings of Manny Farber. Polito received a National Book Critics Circle Award for Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. He is also the author of the poetry collection Doubles, as well as A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover. The founding director of the Graduate Writing Program and the Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy at the New School, he served as President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago (2013-2015), before returning to New York.
Poet, critic, and teacher Christopher Stackhouse’s books include Seismosis, which features his drawings with text by writer/translator John Keene; and a volume of poems, Plural. His writing has been published in numerous journals and periodicals including Der Pfeil, American Poet-The Journal of The Academy of American Poets, Modern Painters, Art in America, BOMB, MAKE, and The Brooklyn Rail. His recent contributions to artist monographs include Kara Walker’s Dust Jackets for The Niggerati; Basquiat – The Unknown Notebooks; and, forthcoming, Stanley Whitney: American Painter. He frequently lectures on art, literature, and American culture, and is co-founder of This Red Door, a collaborative experiment in art, social practice, and interventional curation.
Rebecca Wolff is founding editor of Fence and Fence Books. Her novel The Beginners was published in 2011 by Riverhead Books. Her four books of poems are Manderley, selected for the National Poetry Series in 2001; Figment, winner of the 2004 Barnard Women Poets Prize; The King, published by W. W. Norton in 2009; One Morning—, published by Wave Books in 2015. Her essays and poems have been anthologized by Soft Skull Books, Wave Books, The Free Press, and Iowa University Press, among others. Wolff is founding editor and publisher of The Constant Critic, a weekly poetry book-review website. Wolff lives in Hudson, New York.
Tiphanie Yanique is the author of the novel Land of Love and Drowning, which won the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Award from the Center for Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award for Pan-African Literature, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. Yanique is also the author of a collection of stories, How to Escape from a Leper Colony. Yanique is from the Virgin Islands and is a professor in the MFA program at the New School. She lives in New Rochelle, New York with her husband and their two children. Her collection of poems, Wife, was published in November 2015.
Sunil Yapa’s first novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist is a Time Magazine and an Amazon Best Book of the year, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick, and an Indies Next Pick. The winner of the 2010 Asian American short story award, and numerous fellowships, Yapa’s work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, The Margins, Hyphen, LitHub, and others. The biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and a mother from Montana, Yapa has lived around the world, including The Netherlands, Thailand, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, China, India, London, Montreal, and New York City. He is currently 39 years old and lives alone in upstate New York.
Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing. His work has appeared in Harper's, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. Games and Stunts, a book of short fictions, is forthcoming. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College and an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend and contributing editor at Bookforum.
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apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc.