Literature Program
 


Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Talking Leaves Books

Eyal Press

journalist & author of Absolute Convictions: My Father, a City, & the Conflict That Divided America

Presented at:
Hallwalls

With Roe v. Wade's legal protections of women's reproductive rights now threatened by the new composition of the U.S. Supreme Court, Buffalo native and Nichols School graduate Eyal Press has just published this timely personal history. The city is Buffalo, the conflict is over abortion, and Eyal's father is OB-GYN Dr. Shalom Press, a colleague of murdered Buffalo physician Dr. Barnett Slepian and another of the abortion providers whose clinics were besieged but—thanks to clinic defenders—not shut down during Operation Rescue's 1992 assault on Buffalo, vividly chronicled in the book.


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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...