FEB 27 Conjunctions: 71 - A Cabinet of Curiosity Reading

On Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00pm, Conjunctions celebrates its current issue, Conjunctions: 71, A Cabinet of Curiosity, with readings by contributors Martine Bellen, Greg Jackson, Lynn Schmeidler, & Dave King, introduced by senior editor Michael Sarinsky. 

MARTINE BELLEN is the author of nine collections of poetry and three opera libretti. Her most recent poetry collection is This Amazing Cage of Light: New and Selected (Spuyten Duyvil).

is the author of Prodigals (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), for which he received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, the 2019 Bard Fiction Prize, and was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, VQR, Tin House, and Vice, among other places. In 2014, he was a finalist for the National Magazine Award in Fiction.

LYNN SCHMEIDLER is a prose writer and poet. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Awl, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Fence, The Georgia Review and The Southern Review, as well as numerous anthologies. Schmeidler has published one poetry book, History of Gone (Veliz Books, shortlisted for the 2016 Sexton Poetry Prize) and two chapbooks, Curiouser & Curiouser (winner of the 2013 Grayson Books Chapbook Contest) and Wrack Lines (Grayson Books). She received a Tennessee Williams scholarship in fiction from The Sewanee Writers’ Conference, is a Pushcart Prize nominee in fiction, a Best of the Net nominee in poetry, and has had work listed under Other Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories. She is currently completing a novella and short story collection.

DAVE KING’s novel The Ha-Ha (Little, Brown) won the 2006 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poems and stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Fence, and other venues; and his story “The Stamp Collector” is included in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. A memoir about his 1974 travels is in the works.

In addition to work by the readers, the Curiosity issue includes contributions by Laura van den Berg, Ann Beattie, Brandon Hobson, Eleni Sikelianos, Julianna Baggott, Jeffrey Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, William Lychack, Joanna Scott, Catherine Imbriglio, Lauren Green, Can Xue, Nathaniel Mackey, Adam D Jameson, Quintan Ana Wikswo, Samuel R. Delany, Kelsey Peterson, Sarah Blackman, Gerard Malanga, Maud Casey, Greg Bossert, Stephen O'Connor, Matt Bell, Madeline Kearin, Bin Ramke, Diane Ackerman, and Liz Hand.

Conjunctions, edited by novelist Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College, has been a living notebook for provocative, risk-taking, rigorously composed fiction, poetry, and narrative nonfiction since 1981.    

Copies of the issue will be available for sale and signing.

For more information, call 845-758-7054, e-mail conjunctions@bard.edu,
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