Please join us for our one year anniversary party of THE FOLDING CHAIR! Tuesday, April 3 from 7-9 pm at 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street Brooklyn, as we celebrate local art, food, and the community it creates. Our illustrious lineup includes CATHY PARK HONG, MORES McWREATH and BEN LERNER.
CATHY PARK HONG’s first book, Translating Mo’um was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by WW Norton. Her third book, Engine Empire, will be published in May 2012. Hong is also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have been published in A Public Space, Poetry, Paris Review, Conjunctions, McSweeney’s, Harvard Review, Boston Review, The Nation, American Letters & Commentary and other journals, and she has reported for the Village Voice, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, and Salon. She is an Assistant Professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
MORES McWREATH was born in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA in 1980. He received a BFA from The Cooper Union, an MFA from the University of Southern California and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. Recent solo shows include CUE Art Foundation selected by Andrea Zittel and Between Everywhere at Kunsthalle M+B in Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in two person or group shows at the Allcott Gallery UNC Chapel Hill, ICA Philadelphia, Walker Art Center, Art in General, International Studio and Curatorial Program NY, and John Connelly Presents. His videos have been screened in festivals and exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Taiwan International Video Exhibition, Videomedeja Serbia, 700IS Iceland, and the Jakarta International Video Festival. He currently teaches at The Cooper Union.
BEN LERNER is the author of three books of poetry, all published by Copper Canyon Press: The Lichtenberg Figures (2004), Angle of Yaw (2006), and Mean Free Path (2010). His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, was published last year by Coffee House Press. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award in poetry and the Northern California Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and a Howard Foundation Fellow. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie for the German translation of The Lichtenberg Figures.
The night also includes musical performances by SIMON BEINS, MARGARET GLASPY and ROWLAND STEBBINS, a specially designed limited edition poster by GRAHAM PARKS and KAYROCK SCREENPRINTING, local libations generously provided by KINGS COUNTY DISTILLERY, RED HOOK WINERY, and local brewers JARED GREENFIELD and AUSTIN HAASE, pie by FOUR & TWENTY BLACKBIRDS, and a door raffle by CUT BROOKLYN. Free and open to the public. Come celebrate with us! xo, the Folders, Oana Marian and Prudence Peiffer.
Same time, same place: 7pm, 61 Local
TO GET HERE:
Bergen St. (F/G) or Borough Hall (2,3,4,5)