By Steve Dalachinsky
MAR 2019 | Poetry
Poet/collagist STEVE DALACHINSKY was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book "The Final Nite"(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most recent books include "A Superintendent's Eyes" (Unbearable/Autonomedia, 2013), Flying Home (Paris Lit Up Press, 2015), a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt, Black Magic (New Feral Press, 2017), "Frozen Heatwave", a collaboration with Yuko Otomo (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2017), The Chicken Whisperer (Positive Magnets Press, 2018) and where night and day become one the French poems 1983-2017 (great weather for Media press 2018). His column "Outtakes" is featured regularly in the Brooklyn Rail.
SEPT 2019 | Art Books
My conversation with Devers underscored the importance of collecting as a means of rectifying history. It seems like a nostalgic pursuit, but the more energy in the market around certain books, the more likely it gets onto syllabus and back into print.