Literature Program

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


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.
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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 ...