POETRY READING AT SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN BOOKSELLERS
Mina Pam Dick, Marcella Durand and Jeremy Sigler
Tuesday November 9 at 7:00 pm
218 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn
Mina Pam Dick (aka Hildebrand Pam Dick, Nico Pam Dick et al.) is a writer, artist, and philosopher living in New York City. A native New Yorker, she received a BA from Yale University and an MFA in Painting as well as an MA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Her writing has appeared in Tantalum, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, The Portable Boog Reader 4, Aufgabe #9, The Recluse, Everyday Genius, and TRY, and is forthcoming in the online journal EOAGH. Her philosophical work has appeared in a collection published by the International Wittgenstein Symposium (Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria). Her first book, Delinquent, was released by Futurepoem Books in late 2009.
Marcella Durand is the author of several books and chapbooks including Deep Eco Pre (with Tina Darragh, Little Red Leaves, 2009), Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem Books, 2008), AREA (Belladonna Books, 2008), and The Anatomy of Oil (Belladonna Books, 2005). She is the recipient of a fellowship at University of Pennsylvania, for which she will be teaching a course on ecology and poetry in spring 2011, a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a writing residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a PEN/NYSCA translation grant. She has spoken on the potential intersections between ecology and poetry at venues such as the Small Press Traffic in San Francisco, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Naropa University, and Kelly Writers House, with essays on the topic appearing in the )((eco (lang)(uage(reader)), Ecopoetics, Critiphoria, 26 and other journals. She has collaborated with visual artists Karoline Schleh, Hillary Mushkin and Richard O’Russa, and is currently working on translations of French poet Michele Metail’s Les Horizons du Sol/Earth’s Horizons and La Route de Cinq Pieds/The Route of Five Feet.
Jeremy Sigler received an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has published five books: To and To (Left Hand Books, 1998), Mallet Eyes (Left Hand Books, 2000), Led Almost by My Tie (with Jessica Stockholder, Ruth Lingen Editions, 2007), Math (Ubuweb Editions, 2008), and Crackpot Poet (Black Square Editions/Brooklyn Rail, 2010). Sigler is also the publisher of a 2-page, malleable clay journal called Rational/Irrational currently installed in the bookstore café at MoMA/PS1. While teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Sigler formed the band Ponytail and directed his own stage adaptation of Jerzy Kozinski’s “Being There.” In 2006, Sigler was a recipient of a Lannan Foundation residency in Marfa, Texas. He is the Associate Editor of Parkett Publishers, teaches in the graduate art departments of Yale University, SUNY Purchase, and The Maryland Institute College of Art, and is the creator of the Theater of Therapeutic Choreography.