Literature Program
 


Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

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Bhanu Kapil

Exhibit X Fiction

Bhanu Kapil has written five full-length works of poetry/prose [narrative mixtures of different kinds]: The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), Schizophrene (Nightboat Books, 2011), and Ban en Banlieue (forthcoming: Nightboat Books, 2014). A shorter work, Treinte Ban: A Psychiatric Handbook for a Work Undone, was recently published by New Herring Press. Bhanu maintains a widely read blog: Was Jack Kerouac A Punjabi? In 2012, she was a delegate to the World Conference of Cultural Psychiatry in London, U.K., where she spoke on immigrant narratives, resilience factors, and experimental forms. Since 2010 she has performed Ban as a cycle of movement and installation pieces; in December 2014 she will present a culminating performance in New Delhi.
Exhibit X

 
 
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Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.