In the Still Cave of the Witch Poesy
Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle’s new book of poems is Close to the Art of Those Fearless at Sea, available from BlazeVox.org. He is the publisher of D Press books and the editor of Dear Bear.
Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle is an American poet and art critic. He lives in Paris and New York City.
In The Hearth’s Happy Life, Kathy Ng Morphs Octopus Porn into Visions of Destruction—and RenewalBy Kally Patz
SEPT 2022 | Theater
Kally Patz profiles Kathy Ng, discussing how the playwright’s upbringing in Hong Kong and malleable interpretation of the body fueled her chaotic-good play, Happy Life
by Kally Patz
Lydia DonaBy William Corwin
MAY 2023 | ArtSeen
Lydia Dona creates a painterly feminist parable of Platos Cave: across a visceral wonderland of blooming and seething colors in the background, a spiders web of fragmentary imagery creeps along the foreground.
sevenBy LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
MAY 2023 | Poetry
A writer and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of Village (Coffee House Press 2023) and TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). Diggs has presented and performed at California Institute of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, The Museum of Modern Art, and Walker Art Center and at festivals including: Explore the North Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands; Hekayeh Festival, Abu Dhabi; International Poetry Festival of Copenhagen; Ocean Space, Venice; International Poetry Festival of Romania; Question of Will, Slovakia; Poesiefestival, Berlin; and the 2015 Venice Biennale. As an independent curator, artistic director, and producer, Diggs has presented events for BAMCafé, Black Rock Coalition, El Museo del Barrio, La Casita, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and the David Rubenstein Atrium. Diggs has received a 2020 C.D. Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation of Contemporary Art, a 2016 Whiting Award and a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, as well as grants and fellowships from the Howard Foundation, Cave Canem, Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, among others. She teaches at Brooklyn and Barnard College.
Adrián Villar Rojas & Mariana Telleria: El fin de la imaginaciónBy Elizabeth Lothian
MARCH 2023 | ArtSeen
Alone in the gallery, I reflect on how the violence of war and battles both large and small is often memorialized as heroism. I consider how the preservation of these monuments preserves the power of violence and how through this preservation the destruction of the collective is glorified. Perhaps at the end of imagination our new beginning will bloom not from what we remember but rather from what we leave behind, dead and unrescued.