Come hear new work by Claire Donato, Ian Hatcher, and Stephanie Strickland, and celebrate publication of Strickland's How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (Ahsahta Press).
Stephanie Strickland’s 10 books of poetry include How the Universe Is Made: Poems New & Selected (2019 Ahsahta) and Ringing the Changes, a code-generated project for print based on the ancient art of tower bell-ringing (Fall 2019 Counterpath). Her other books include Dragon Logic and The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil. She has also published 11 digital poems, most recently the Vniverse app for iPad with Ian Hatcher; House of Trust, with Ian Hatcher, a generative poem in praise of free public libraries; and Hours of the Night, an MP4 PowerPoint poem probing age and sleep, with M.D. Coverley. Strickland’s work across print and multiple media is being collected by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book And Manuscript Library at Duke University. http://stephaniestrickland.com
Ian Hatcher is a text / sound / code / performance artist based in New York. His work focuses on algorithmic culture, language as data, and human / machine entanglement. He has performed and exhibited in 15 countries, including at Artists Space, The Kitchen, e-flux, Pioneer Works, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Festival Actoral, Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Runokuu in Helsinki, and the University of Hong Kong. His published books and vinyl records include Prosthesis (Poor Claudia); The All-New (Anomalous); Drone Pilot (cOsmOsmOse); Colony (ESPTV); and Abra, a conjoined artists' book and iOS app created with Amaranth Borsuk and Kate Durbin. Previously on faculty at NJIT and Brown University, he is a 2018-19 Digital Studies Fellow at Rutgers-Camden and teaches in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.
Claire Donato‘s writing—at once ambient, investigative, and cathartic—collates forms and materials. She is the author of Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press), a not-novel novel, and The Second Body (Poor Claudia; Tarpaulin Sky Press, reissue forthcoming), a collection of poems. Other writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Believer, Territory, DIAGRAM, Bennington Review, BOMB, Fanzine, and The Elephants. Claire teaches poetics and advises theses in the Writing Program at Pratt Institute, curates digital language art (most recently for Brown University’s Interrupt V Festival), serves as a Mentor for the PEN Prison Writing Project, is a children’s reading and zine tutor, and lives with one cat and ~50 houseplants in a psychic’s building in Brooklyn.