Private Line presents Magic & Power
PRIVATE LINE presents MAGIC & POWER
Saturday March 2, 8pm – late
[ featuring ]
[ party + beer by KELSO + music + dancing ]
Special guest DJ
midnight or earlier
[ chapbook ]
Designed for the occasion
by Angela CONANT
for all guests, who are all invited.
[ at Gowanus Studio Space ]
166 7th Street, Brooklyn, 11215
ROBERT FERNANDEZ was born in Hartford, grew up in Miami, and now lives in Iowa City. He’s the author of the We Are Pharaoh (2011) and Pink Reef (2013), both published by Canarium Books. His poems have also appeared in Boston Review, Conjunctions, Volt, The Canary, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. He was selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, and is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
JOSHUA EDWARDS directs and co-edits Canarium Books. His new book, Imperial Nostalgias, is just out from Ugly Duckling Presse. He is also the author of Campeche (with photographs by his father, Van Edwards) and the translator of Mexican poet María Baranda’s Ficticia. Currently a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, he divides his time between Stuttgart, Germany and Marfa, Texas with his wife, Lynn Xu.
LYNN XU was born in Shanghai. Her poems have appeared in 6×6, Best American Poetry 2008, Boston Review, Critical Quarterly, The Walrus, and others. A chapbook, June, was published by Corollary Press in 2006. Her first book, Debts & Lessons, is forthcoming (April 2013) from Omnidawn. With Robyn Schiff, Nick Twemlow and husband Joshua Edwards, she co-edits Canarium Books.
ANGELA CONANT is an artist and curator who works in painting, drawing and installations which incorporate objects and light. Her work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix, Old School in conjunction with The Armory Show and The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City in Manhattan, Eye Level BQE Gallery in Brooklyn, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE. She has spoken at Boston University’s School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from New England, Conant earned an MFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004 and promptly relocated in Brooklyn, NY. In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn where she now serves as Artistic Director. She is currently an MFA candidate at SVA’s new interdisciplinary program in Art Practice.
Private Line is operated by Kendra Sullivan, Megan Ewing, Dylan Gauthier & Macgregor Card.
The Gowanus Studio Space is a non-profit organization, providing artists and designers with the resources necessary to make ambitious work a reality. [www.gowanusstudio.org]