The Artist Likes Words: Poets Read for Dale Henry
This event is a reading of poetry reflecting on artist Dale Henry as part of Dale Henry: The Artist Who Left New York, the exhibition installed in a partnership between the Clocktower Gallery and Pioneer Works. With Stephen Motika, Tonya Foster, Camilo Roldan, and Gracie Leavitt.
Join us February 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm for The Artist Likes Words: Poets Read for Dale Henry. This event will take place at Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation located at 159 Pioneer Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Free and open to thepublic. RSVP with link below.
Live Streamcast: We will be streaming the readings live from Pioneer Works on our online radio station at ARTonAIR.org.
This event is organized by Willis Arnold with special thanks to Charles Bernstein.
Throughout his life Dale Henry was an avid poetry lover and considered Robert Creeley, T.S. Eliot, Francis Ponge, and Gertrude Stein among his favorite writers. Henry’s love of words influenced his conceptual approach to art production and was directly manifest in his work as in his Prosody Drawings from 1973. In honor of Dale Henry’s appreciation for the written arts poets Stephen Motika, Tonya Foster, Camilo Roldan, and Gracie Leavitt will read in the space displaying his work.
Camilo Roldán is a poet and translator who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. From 2011 through 2013 he co-curated the Triptych Reading Series and is currently editor-in-chief for DIEZ. Among other journals, his work has most recently appeared in Mandorla, West Wind Review, Lungfull! and Sun's Skeleton. A new chapbook, La Torre, is forthcoming from Well Greased Press.
Gracie Leavitt is the author of Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star (Nightboat Books) and the chapbook Gap Gardening (These Signals Press). Her poetry and translations have appeared in journals such as 6x6, Conjunctions, Lana Turner, and Poems by Sunday as well as the anthologies The Ill-Tempered Rubyist and Why I Am Not a Painter. Her interviews of contemporary artists can be found in Flaunt Magazine and she previously collaborated with international performers to debut her original play PITCH at La Mama E.T.C. She was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Maine in a log cabin her parents built, and has made a home in Brooklyn.
Tonya Foster is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (forthcoming from Belladona Books), a PhD candidate in English at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, and a recipient of NYFA, Macsowell, and Ford and Mellon Foundation fellowships.
Stephen Motika is the author of Western Practice, published by Alice James Books. The editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009), he is also the author of the poetry chapbooks In the Madrones (2011) and Arrival and at Mono (2007). Motika’s articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, Eleven Eleven, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Staging Ground, Vanitas, among other publications. He has held residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace, Millay Colony for the Arts, and ZK/U in Berlin. The program director at Poets House and the publisher of Nightboat Books, he lives in New York.