Open Mic

January 21 2006
Readers: Tom Oleszczuk, Patricia Carragon, Christian Georgesco, Bob Rainey, Debra R. Andrews, Todd Cincala, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Nelson Chimilio, Aglaia Davis, Iris Berman, Miriam Hartstein, Carrie Tocci and Nicole Salis.

Open Mic

November 12 2005

Readers: Lucia Cammarata, Debra R. Andrews, Peter Emile, Patricia Carragon, Mary Beth Shanahan, Todd Cincala, Kevin Estrada, Mary Kelly, Umoja, Glen River, Bob Rainey, Miriam Hartstein and Jennifer Burch.

Open Mic

September 10 2005

One Year Anniversary Party & Reading.
Readers: Todd Cincala, Debra R. Andrews, Rachel Bennett, Kevin Estrada, ebony monique figueroa, Frederick Speers, Peter Carravetta, G Emil Reutter, Patricia Carragon, Ilene Starger, Mary Beth Shanahan, Tom Oleszczuk, Jane Bradbury, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Marjorie Dalrymple, Sharon Lynn Griffiths, Naren Gupte, Ruth Siekevitz, Joe Pacheco, Peter Marcus and Jane Ormerod.

Open Mic

March 26 2005

Readers: Rich Newman, Peter Emile, Patricia Carragon, Jane Ormerod, Ilene Starger,Richard Fein, Ondi Mcmaster, George Paterson, Ice, Deborah Asch, Lourdes Vazquez and Debra Andrews.

Open Mic

February 17 2005

Readers: Joel Allegretti, Debra Andrews, Deanna Barillari, Peter Emile, Richard Fein, Douglas Korb, Karl Lorenzen, Albert Min, Robert Siek, Ilene Starger and Nate Stengrevics.


Open Mic

January 22 2005

Featuring poet Lance Phillips. Lance Phillips holds degrees from the University of North Carolina and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His first book, Corpus Socius, was published in 2002 by Ahsahta Press and his second, Cur aliquid vidi was released this past December from the same. His work has appeared in Aufgabe, Colorado Review, Fence and Slope among others. He lives in Charlotte, NC.

Feature Photo Review of Yelena Yemchuk

November 12-14, 2004

New York Sun
Weekend Edition

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

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.

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

August 12 2004


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 reading “Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign”

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.

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.

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 .

The Point, Benefit Exhibition

December 9 2003

DACTYL FOUNDATION  and ART+COMMERCE Invite you to give the gift of art this holiday season, all proceeds benefitting THE POINT CDC & BRONX CHARTER SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS, Offering the children and families of Hunts Point safe places to learn, create & grow.An evening of good cheer to purchase original works by professional and amateur artists of all ages while helping two non-profit organizations in the South Bronx. Continue reading “The Point, Benefit Exhibition”

Judy Glantzman, paintings, drawings & monoprints, exhibition

September 13th – November 8th 2003

“Paintings, Monoprints & Drawings” is Judy Glantzman‘s third solo exhibition at Dactyl Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. Since her first show at Dactyl, her career and work has continued to mature at both the professional and artistic level. Glantzman was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001. A selection of her work is currently at P.S.1 (Museum of Modern Art) in a group show, “Site and Insight.” Dactyl Foundation has always appreciated Glantzman’s work as a tremendous contribution to contemporary art. Continue reading “Judy Glantzman, paintings, drawings & monoprints, exhibition”

Trauma at Home: After 9/11

June 6th 2003


Discussion: Trauma at Home: After 9/11 (University of Nebraska Press, 2003) Speakers will include: Jim Berger, Elizabeth Baer, Donna Bassin, Judith Greenberg (editor), Marianne Hirsch, Irene Kacandes, E. Ann Kaplan, Nancy K. Miller, and Richard Stamelman.

The Secret Agent

May 18th 2003


The Secret Agent  is adapted & directed by Richard Kimmel, featuring Tony Torn as Secret Agent Verloc and Wayne Adams, Dominique Bousquet, Steve Cuiffo, Andrew Garman, Jordan Lage, and Gary Wilmes. Development of THE SECRET AGENT is supported in part by a grant from NYSCA’s Individual Artist Program