Artist David Row joins poet and art critic Carter Ratcliff for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Evan Kennedy.
In this talk
Neeli Cherkovski is a poet, memoirist, literary chronicler, and editor. His latest books of poetry are Hang on the Yangtze River and Elegy for My Beat Generation. He is also the biographer of Charles Bukowski and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and the recipient of an American Book Award and the Josephine Miles PEN Award.
Critic, poet, and author Carter Ratcliff has written books on Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Marisol, Gilbert & George, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Francis Bacon, and The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art, Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975. His writings on art have appeared in exhibition catalogues, Art in America, Artforum, ArtNews, Hyperallergic, and the Brooklyn Rail. He is a contributing editor of Art in America and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Art Criticism, and the 2013 Annual T-Space Poetry Award.
Poet and painter Agneta (Aggie) Falk grew up in Sweden, moved to England, and has lived in San Francisco since 1998. With friends, she directed Live Worms Gallery in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. Her most recent book is Heart Muscle, and she’s a regular figure in both the San Francisco and international poetry scenes.
Poet Kyle Harvey is the author of Hyacinth (Lithic Press, 2013), a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. His work has appeared in American Life in Poetry, Dirty Chai, Fat City Review, Heavy Feather Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and elsewhere. He has published two serial poems July and Farewell Materials (Lithic Press), and a package of broadsides The Alphabet’s Book of Colors: Supplemental Notes for Philipp Otto Runge’s Die Farbenkugel (Reality Beach). He is the winner of the Mark Fischer Poetry Prize and is at work on a manuscript titled The Alphabet That Never Recovers, as well as a translation of Camino del Ñielol by Chilean poet Teófilo Cid. He lives with his wife and children in Fruita, Colorado.
Poet Danny Rosen founded and runs the Lithic Press. His second chapbook, Ghosts of Giant Kudu, was published in May 2013 by Kattywompus Press. His poems have appeared most recently in Pilgrimage, San Pedro River Review, Comstock Review, Fruita Pulp, Malpais Reveiw, and elsewhere. He lives among dogs in the desert of western Colorado.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Evan Kennedy reading.
Evan Kennedy is a poet and bicyclist who lives in San Francisco. He is the author of Terra Firmament, Us Them Poems, The Sissies, and most recently, I am, am I, to trust the joy that joy is no more or less there now than before.