Feature Photo Review of Yelena Yemchuk

November 12-14, 2004

New York Sun
Weekend Edition
ANIMAL INSTINCT

Yelena Yemchuk’s acrylic paintings can appear simple and playful at first glance – until the viewer notices that a smiling zebra is stabbing himself, and that a friendly-looking alligator is poking a goose with an épée. The stories surrounding these small scenes are not always clear, but they are influenced by folk tales from Ms. Yemchuk’s native Ukraine. The artist is also a photographer whose work has appeared in W Magazine and Italian Vogue

Yelena Yemchuk, Dream Readers

Yelena YemchukDreamreaders
Works on Paper
October 16 – Nov 30, 2004

Deceptive Excess

Yelena Yemchuk has had a number of fine art photography exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at Dactyl Foundation in 2002 and a group exhibition at Sotheby’s, also in 2002. While Yelena [continue...]

The Trials of Darryl Hunt

October 6 2004

6:30- 8:30 pm
A Fundraiser/ Cocktail Party to benefit The Trials of Darryl Hunt a film by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg.

Ecopoetics: poetry reading

September 30 20047 pm

with Marcella Durand & Lytle Shaw
Introduction by Victoria N. Alexander

Discussion to follow

Josip Novakovich

September 29 2004

Josip Novakovich, reads from his novel, April Fool’s Day.

Kate Earl

September 9 2004

Kate Earl Acoustic Performance Hosted by Mike Piscitelli, Record Collection Music.

Open Mic

August 19 2004

7-9 pm

Open Mic/Emerging Poets Series Readers: Jane Ormerod, Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Rich Newman, Ilene Starger, Debra R. Andrews, Robert Siek, Todd Cincala, Steven Matrick, Margarita Shalina, Karl Lorenzen, Christian Georgesco, Justin Lacour and Joselyn Almeida Beveridge.

Food On Earth

August 13 2004

7 pm


Food On Earth a documentary film in progress by David Kaplowitz.

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

August 12 2004

6-9pm

Art Auction benefiting Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign fundraising committee: Mark Webber, Leo Fitzpatrick, James Ransone, John Buffalo Mailer, William Upski Wimsatt and Brendan Sexton III. Artists include: Ray Abary, Harvey Finkle, Tim Lynch, Melissa Farley, Squire Fox, Patrick Maisano, Melinda Stickney-Gibson, and Judy Glantzman. Curated by Gael Abary and Liz Ronk. [continue...]

Dreams of Sparrows

July 22 2004

7 pm

Screening of the film Dreams of Sparrows. Dreams of Sparrows is a documentary that follows first time Iraqi director Hayder Mousa Daffar and his team of contributing directors as they share their vision of life in Baghdad, post war and pre reconstruction.

Open Mic

July 15 2004

7-9 pm

Open Mic/Emerging Poets Series Featuring work from readers as follows: Timothy Liu, Robert Siek, Debra R. Andrews, Rene N. Hargrove, Joel Gold, Celest Woo, Justin Lacour, Laura Rothenberg, Jane Ormerod, Rich Newman, Ilene Starger, Richard Fein and Peter Covino.

Memoirs of my Nervous Illness

June 28 2004

Screening of  Memoirs of my Nervous Illness which is directed by Julian Hobbs.

Sarabande Books

May 7 2004

10th Anniversary Celebration with Sarabande Books.

Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary press founded in March 1994, in Louisville, Kentucky. Our focus is on poetry and short fiction, genres that in the recent past have received less than generous attention from the mainstream publishing industry. In an effort to mediate that imbalance and to nurture good writing, Sarabande Books works to provide talented authors with a final product and visibility, in short, a real “home” for their work.

First titles appeared June 1996 in beautiful, four-color, simultaneous paperback and cloth-bound editions. We now publish between eight and ten new volumes per year. We’re convinced that quality book design contributes to a literary work’s value and are committed to keeping our titles in print.

A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future of Imagination

April 15 2004

Dactyl celebrates the release of A New Theory for American Poetry: Democracy, the Environment, and the Future of Imagination by Angus Fletcher.

Angus Fletcher’s previous contributions to the study of poetics have provided us with, among other valuable insights, a comprehensive account of allegory as a primary mode in literature and an intensive meditation on the shape of thinking in poetry. With his latest offering, he presents a formal description of American poetry as [continue...]

Genius of (Mis)Translation Series

March 13 2004

Genius of (Mis)Translation Series with David Hinton, a translator of ancient Chinese poetry, Cecilia Vicuña, a Chilean poet who performs multilingually, & John Thompson, who plays the guqin, a musical instrument of China’s ancient poets.

Genius of (Mis)Translation Series

March 13 2004

Genius of (Mis)Translation Series with David Hinton, a translator of ancient Chinese poetry,Cecilia Vicuña, a Chilean poet who performs multilingually, & John Thompson, who plays the guqin, a musical instrument of China’s ancient poets.

Hinton’s translations from Chinese include The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun (New Directions, 2001), Mencius (1999), The Analects of Confucius (1998), Chuang Tzu: Inner Chapters (1997), Forms of Distance by Bei Dao (1994), The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien (1993), and The Selected Poems of Tu Fu (1989). In 1997 he won The Academy of American Poets Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his three volumes published in 1996: The Selected Poems of Lí Po and Bei Dao’s Landscape Over Zero (both published by New Directions), and The Late Poems of Meng Chiao (Princeton). His other recent honors include fellowships from the Witter Bynner Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Chilean poet, artist and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuña is the author of fourteen poetry books, published in Europe, Latin America and the US. Honors include: The Pennies from Heaven Award, 2002, The Anonymous Was a Woman Award, l999, The Lila Wallace-Reader¹s Digest Arts International Award in l992, The Fund for Poetry Award in l995-96 and The Human Rights Award from the Fund for Free Expression in New York in l985. Her most recent books are: Instan, Kelsey St. Press, 2002 El Templo, translated by Rosa Alcalá, Situations, New York, 2001; Cloud-Net, trans. by Rosa Alcalá, Art in General/Hallwalls/DiverseWorks/ New York, Houston, Buffalo, l999; UL, Four Mapuche Poets, a Bilingual Anthology edited by Cecilia Vicuña, LALRP, Pittsburgh, 1998; QUIPOem/ The Precarious , The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuña, Edited by M. Catherine de Zegher, translated by Esther Allen, Wesleyan University Press, l997; Word & Thread, translated by Rosa Alcalá, Morning StarPublications,1996; PALABRARmas/WURDWAPINschaw, translated by Edwin Morgan, Morning Star Publications, Edinburgh, l994; and Unravelling Words & The Weaving of Water, translated by Eliot Weinberger and Suzanne Jill Levine, edited by Eliot Weinberger, Graywolf Press, l992 .