Literature Program

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


UB English Dept. & Hallwalls present

Yedda Morrison

Poetics Plus/Exhibit X Fiction

Yedda Morrison is the author of several books of poetry, including Darkness (Make Now Press, 2012), Girl Scout Nation (Displaced Press, 2008) and Crop (Kelsey Street Press, 2003). Her work has been included in the anthologies Against Expression (Northwestern University Press), I’ll Drown My Book (Les Figues Press), Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Kindergarde, Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children (Black Radish). From 1998-2002 she co-edited Tripwire, A journal of Poetics with poet David Buuck. She is part of the artist/writer’s collaborative The Collective Task ( She has performed and exhibited her work widely and is currently represented by Republic Gallery ( in Vancouver, BC. Yedda lives and works in San Francisco.
Exhibit X

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

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.