All events take place at Sector 2337
unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

A.L. Nielsen + Duriel E. Harris

April 5, 2018

On Thursday, April 5th at 7pm, A.L. Nielsen and Duriel E. Harris will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

A.L. Nielsen was the first winner of the Larry Neal Award for poetry, and has since received the Josephine Miles Award, the Darwin Turner Award, the Gertrude Stein Award, the Kayden prize and others.  His books of poetry are Heat Strings, Evacuation Routes, Stepping Razor, VEXT, Mixage, Mantic Semantic, A Brand New Beggar and Tray. He currently serves as the Kelly Professor of American Literature at Penn State University, having taught in the past at Howard University, San Jose State, UCLA, Loyola Marymount, and Central China Normal University.  His works of scholarship include Reading Race, Writing between the Lines, C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction, Black Chant and Integral Music. With Lauri Ramey he has edited two anthologies of innovative poetry by Black American writers.  His edition of Lorenzo Thomas’s Don’t Deny My Name received an American Book Award, and he is currently working with Laura Vrana on The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas.
Poet, performer, and sound artist, Duriel E. Harris is author of No Dictionary of a Living Tongue, Drag and Amnesiac and coauthor of the poetry video Speleology. Current undertakings include “Blood Labyrinth” and the solo performance project Thingification. Harris is an associate professor of English in the graduate creative writing program at Illinois State University and the Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora.

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Lou Mallozzi and James Yood in Discussion

April 7, 2018

On Saturday, April 7 at 4:30pm, a discussion with Lou Mallozzi and James Yood. This event is free.

James Yood teaches modern and contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is an Associate Professor and Director of the New Arts Journalism program. Active as an art critic and essayist on contemporary art, he has been Chicago correspondent to Artforum and writes regularly for GLASS magazine, art ltd., and Visual Art Source.  Educated at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of Chicago, he has lectured on issues in modern art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Terra Museum of American Art, the St. Louis Art Museum, the Akron Art Museum, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, the Grand Rapids Museum of Art, the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Dayton Art Institute, the Spertus Institute in Chicago, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, the Madison Art Center, the Speed Museum in Louisville, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee, the Huntsville Museum of Art, and at many other venues. He serves as a writer and consultant to Encyclopaedia Britannica in modern and contemporary art  and has been a regular correspondent to WBEZ National Public Radio in Chicago.


Frédérique Guétat-Liviani + Nathanaël 

April 12, 2018

On Thursday, April 12th at 7 pm, Frédérique Guétat-Liviani and Nathanaël  will translate poetry. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

Born in Grenoble in 1963, Frédérique Guétat-Liviani makes installations that speak of languages, and writes texts that she builds like images. A founding member of the artists’ collective Intime Conviction (1988–94), she is now the publisher of Fidel Anthelme x. The author of several collections of poetry, she is of the caste neither of poets nor of artists. Instead, she inhabits a space in-between. She lives in Marseille.

Nathanaël is the author of more than a score of books written in French or in English and published in the United States, Québec, and France. Recent works include N’existe (2017), L’heure limicole (2016) and Feder: a scenario (2016). Nathanaël’s translations include works by Catherine Mavrikakis, Édouard Glissant, Hervé Guibert and Hilda Hilst (the latter in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo Araújo). She lives in Chicago.


Past Events

Bryan Saner + Matty Davis

March 17, 2018

On Saturday, March 17 at 4:30 pm, a dance with Bryan Saner and Matty Davis. This event is free.

Bryan Saner is an interdisciplinary art practitioner and maker focusing on the creation of performances, activist art events, neighborhood evolution and appropriately designed objects. He teaches workshops, mentors and lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the subject of performance, the body, neighborhood design, movement and collaboration. He is currently a mentor and advisor in the Interdisciplinary Arts graduate program at Columbia College Chicago. From 1995 to 2009 Bryan worked as a performing artist with the recently retired Goat Island Performance Group. During this time, the company toured internationally, performing at venues including the Venice Biennale, Bristol’s Arnolfini Theatre, the Eurokaz festival in Zagreb and the New Territories Festival, Glasgow.

He is currently performing with Matty Davis, Erica Mott Productions, 600 Highwaymen and Every House Has A Door.

Described by the New Yorker as “fearless,” Matty Davis is an interdisciplinary artist from Pittsburgh, PA, where his grandfather worked for decades in the steel mills.  His work seeks embodied transformation, often through collaboration and collision with other people, materials, and landscapes. Recently, Davis has been invested in how particular conditions of the body, the elements, and the ground necessarily impact kinesthesia, energy systems, and psychological states, partially in relation to having undergone intensive hand surgery last year due to a saw accident.  This research culminates in the making of performances, images, films, objects, and texts. In 2012, he co-founded and continues to co-artistic direct BOOMERANG, a performance project based in New York City.  His work has been presented by the Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Pioneer Works, Judson Church, the Watermill Center, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, and the Arts Arena in Paris, among others.  He was the recipient of a 2016 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and has recently been an artist-in-residence at the Watermill Center and Kickstarter’s HQ in Brooklyn. Davis teaches masterclasses at colleges and schools throughout the US, including New York University, Columbia College, Oberlin College, Muhlenberg College, Kenyon College, The Professional Performing Arts High School in New York, and The Philadelphia School. More information is available at


SHADOWED! Book Launch

March 16, 2018

7-9pm, March 16, 2018
Hannah B Higgins, Mitsu Salmon, Shawn Michelle Smith, and Spectralina
@ the Mahoney room at Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60607

On March 16, 2018 from 7-9pm in the Mahoney room at  Ace Hotel Chicago, the Green Lantern Press celebrates the launch of  its latest publication, SHADOWED!, a new book about the work of Chicago-based artist Ellen Rothenberg. For this event, Hannah B Higgins and Shawn Michelle Smith will read their work; thereafter  Mitsu Salmon and Spectralina (Dan Bitney and Selina Trepp) will present original visual audio performances created in direct response to the book. SHADOWED! features the collected writings of Mark Booth, Alexandria Eregbu, Simone Forti, Becky Grajeda, Hannah B Higgins, Terri Kapsalis, Tim Kinsella, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Dao Nguyen, Caroline Picard, Jeffrey Skoller, and Shawn Michelle Smith.   

Hannah B Higgins has been a professor in the Department of Art History at UIC since 1994. She is sole author of dozens of articles on the history of the avant-garde, multi-modal artistic experiences, Fluxus, performance art, and art and technology. This work appears in scholarly journals as well as Fluxus Experience (University of California Press, 2002) and The Grid Book (MIT Press, 2009). Higgins is coeditor with Douglas Kahn of Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of Digital Art (University of California Press, 2012). She is also co-executor of the Estate of Dick Higgins and the Something Else Press. For more information and samples of her scholarship, visit

Mitsu Salmon creates performance and visual works that fuse multiple disciplines. She was born in Los Angeles to a Japanese mother and American father. Creating in differing mediums—translating one medium to another—is connected to the translation of differing cultures and languages. Her work draws from familial and personal narratives and archives and then abstracts, expands and contradicts them. Salmon received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 and her undergrad degree from NYU. She has presented work at places such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Julius Caesar, Comfort Station and internationally at Hebbel Am Uffer in Berlin, Made Budhiana Gallery in Bali and Urbanguild in Kyoto, Japan. She was awarded artist residencies at Tsung Yeh in Taiwan, Villa Pandan Harum in Bali, High Concept Lab, Links Hall, the Chicago Cultural Center and Oxbow. She is currently a HATCH resident through CAC.

Shawn Michelle Smith is a professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she has taught for the past twelve years. She writes about the history and theory of photography and gender and race in U.S. visual culture, and she maintains a photo-based visual art practice. She has published six books, including most recently Photography and the Optical Unconscious (Duke University Press, 2017), co-edited with Sharon Sliwinski, and At the Edge of Sight:  Photography and the Unseen (Duke University Press, 2013), which won the 2014 Lawrence W. Levine Award for best book in American cultural history from the Organization of American Historians and the 2014 Jean Goldman Book Prize from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Spectralina is the audio-visual performance project of Dan Bitney and Selina Trepp, collaborators, lovers, and magicians. Working in an improvised format, the goal of Spectralina is to create an image-sound relationship that treats each medium as equal, resulting in performances in which projection and sounds come together as visual music. Dan Bitney (American b. 1964) is a multi instrumentalist, improviser, sound designer, composer, bird watcher, gardener, and lover and is still learning what it could mean to be a human being. Dan Bitney is part of the musical group Tortoise. In addition to Tortoise, Dan is involved with many musical projects, Isotope 217, Bumps, Spectronix, A Grape Dope, and Ghost Rest to name a few. As one half of the duo Spectralina, Dan uses a computer, synthesizers, drums, voice and analog processors to improvise with sounds and images. Selina Trepp (Swiss/American, b. 1973) is an artist who works across disciplines. Finding a balance between the intuitive and conceptual is a goal, living a life of adventure is a way, embarrassment is often the result. “If in doubt be radical” is the best advice she ever got. In Spectralina Selina sings and plays the videolah, her instrument that creates animated projections in real-time.

ELLEN ROTHENBERG’s work has been presented in North America and Europe at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Museum of London, Ontario; The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Royal Festival Hall, London; The Brukenthal National Museum, Sibiu, Romania; among others. Awards include NEA Fellowships, The Bunting Institute Fellowship, Radcliffe College Harvard University, Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, The Massachusetts Artist Foundation Fellowships, and grants from CEC Artslink, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, The LEF Foundation, and NEA Artists Projects. She has worked in collaboration with the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial Project, Future Force Geo Speculators, and Chelen Amenca, Romania. Rothenberg teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Faculty Research Fellow of the Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice at SAIC. Her exhibition ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant is currently on view at the Spertus Institute, Chicago.


Two Flutes One Mic

March 10, 2018

On Saturday, March 10 at 4:30 pm,   Deidre Huckabay and Jenna Lyle will present Two Flutes One Mic. A series of duets–two performances and a gallery discussion.  This event is free and in Tandem with Lou Mallozzi’s 1:1.

Composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Jenna Lyle has worked with various ensembles and specialized in the performance of works by living composers. She has presented her own works as well as those of her colleagues throughout the U.S. and abroad, with performances recently by Spektral Quartet, Mocrep, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Loadbang, D U C K R U B B E R, and The Riot Ensemble, of London. As a performer, Lyle takes on long-term collaborations drawing upon her background in theater and vocal performance. Her latest projects include an international tour of choreographer Erica Mott and composer Ryan Ingebritsen’s 3 Singers, a dance and multi-media opera; a collaborative duo work for bodies, voices, hanging speakers, and electronics with Australian mezzo Jessica Aszodi entitled Grafter; and a one-woman adaptation of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Lyle is also a performing member of Mocrep and a co-founder of Parlour Tapes+, a New Music cassette tape label and media/performance collective based in Chicago. She holds degrees in composition from Northwestern University (DMA), Cleveland State University (MM), and Birmingham-Southern College (BM) and curates and coordinates programming at The Arts Club of Chicago as Programs Manager.

Deidre Huckabay is a Chicago-based performer, writer, photographer, and event producer. Her work reflects a solitary, interior world, drawing on a musical life that requires long hours alone and listening. She tends to make work that undermines authorship by employing improvisation and surrealist techniques, invoking the spectator’s personal history, and cultivating participant consensus.

Deidre is a 2017 3Arts Make a Wave Grantee and a 2016 High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist. In 2017, she received a full year studio and rehearsal residency from the Eighth Blackbird Chicago Artists Workshop.

Deidre is co-owner of the experimental cassette tape label Parlour Tapes+ and a regular contributor to Cacophony Magazine. She is a member of the Chicago-based performance group Mocrep, co-curator of the WE Series at Elastic Arts, and founder of Spiderf*rt Press. As a flutist, she has extensively toured the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. She performs with Manual Cinema and the Eastman BroadBand, and has recorded for Urtext and Bridge Records. She holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and Duquesne University.


Six Points Reading Series feat. Lynn Xu & Jennifer Roche

February 22, 2018

On Thursday, February 22 at 7pm, The Poetry Center of Chicago will host a reading featuring Lynn Xu and Jennifer Roche. The poets will be sharing a series of text and projections in the Green Lantern Press bookshop at Sector 2337.

Lynn Xu is the author of the poetry collection Debts & Lessons, which was the finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize, and a chapbook called June. In 2008, her work was featured in Best American Poetry and in 2013, she was selected as a New American Poet at the Poetry Society of America. She is also an editor for Canarium Books.

Jennifer Roche is a poet, writer, editor, and occasional collage artist who lives in Chicago, IL. Her work has appeared in Footnote: A Literary Journal of History; The Rain, Party & Disaster Society; Ghost Ocean; and Anthology of Chicago. Her first chapbook of poems, “20,” is available from Alternating Current Press.

Presented with The Poetry Center of Chicago


Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater

December 8, 2017

Sector 2337, in association with Green Lantern Press and Kenning Editions, is pleased to present The Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater, curated by Devin King and Patrick Durgin. Poets theater is a genre of porous borders, one that emerges about the same time, and involving many of the same artists, as performance art, performance poetry (“spoken word”), conceptual and “intermedia” art. But poets have long been playwrights, either primarily (Sophocles, Shakespeare) or as a platform for postmodern literary experimentation (the operas and page plays of Gertrude Stein, for example). While previous iterations of the festival have concentrated on giving an overview of the genre by connecting historical and contemporary examples, this year the festival is separated into two main sections: 1) artists in response to the visionary work of the Ivory Coast writer Werewere Liking and 2) artists using online media formats. On December 8th – December 10th, 2016, The Third Annual Festival of Poets Theater presents performances, screenings, and readings over two nights, plus an afternoon of electronic theater accessible over the internet. This event is free and open to the public.

Partial Schedule / Order Subject to Change

Friday, December 8th

Artists Working in Response to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar and Coral

7:15 pm Josh Hoglund + Corina Copp

A past and present conversation about the future, which may or may not be interrupted by a chorus of unruly children. A play that is a dialogue based on a conversation about a book.

8:15 pm Sherae Rimpsey

Two viewpoints converge, a film and a performance separated by a wall, framed by a door.


Matthew Sage

Two works that address the faulty compartmentalization of identity, the liminal spaces between emotion and logic, and the dissonance, resonance, absorption, and reflectivity of the self as dictated by surroundings. Framed multi-layer drawings on vellum in graphite, pastel, acrylics, found paper and treated mirrors. Multi-layered video-capture of GIFs and Javascript text functions embedded in HTML.

Jen Hill

A flog (fake blog) tangential to the world and to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar of Coral. How does a broken knee hinge? How does narrative power coincide with that of the webmaster?

Saturday, December 9th

Artists Working in Response to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar and Corel

7:15 pm Max Guy

A two-person adaptation of It Shall Be of Jaspar and Coral, inspired by the formal techniques of Noh drama. How little can be done to embody a text?

8:15 Dao Nguyen

27 minutes. 9 overlapping horizontals.


Matthew Sage

Two works that address the faulty compartmentalization of identity, the liminal spaces between emotion and logic, and the dissonance, resonance, absorption, and reflectivity of the self as dictated by surroundings. Framed multi-layer drawings on vellum in graphite, pastel, acrylics, found paper and treated mirrors. Multi-layered video-capture of GIFs and Javascript text functions embedded in HTML.

Jen Hill

A flog (fake blog) tangential to the world and to Werewere Liking’s It Shall Be of Jaspar of Corel. How does a broken knee hinge? How does narrative power coincide with that of the webmaster?

Sunday, December 10th

Beginning at Noon on the internet, Website addresses and specific times TBA

Suzanne Stein and Steve Benson will construct a responsive exchange in real time, streaming it as they work it out spontaneously across the continent.

Douglas Kearney will present a set of streaming micro-operatic works.

Annie Dorsen presents Youtube 1-4, a small collection of music videos made from pop songs and youtube comments.

Patrick Durgin directs Alain Jugnon’s radio play Artaud in Amerika, translated from the French by Nathanaël. Recorded, edited and scored by Mark Booth, voices are by Booth, Durgin, Jeremy Biles, Caroline McCraw, Joel Craig, Devin King, and Fulla Abdul-Jabbar.

Antonin Artaud’s To Have Done with the Judgment of God (1947), a radio play embodying the “theater of cruelty.”


Antonin Artaud is considered among the most influential figures in the evolution of modern drama theory. Affiliated with Surrealism in its heyday, he would break from this circle and found the Theatre Alfred Jarry with Roger Vitrac and Robert Aron. Author of The Theater and Its Double, Van Gogh: The Man Suicided by Society, The Nerve Meter and other texts straddling modernism and the historical avant garde, Artaud was also a magnificent actor (with a pivotal role in Carl Dryer’s classic Passion of Joan of Arc), a prolific visual artist, and he inspired the philosophical corpus of Gilles Deleuze, among other leading postmodernists. His radio play To Have Done with the Judgment of God was commissioned by French national radio but banned hours before it went to air. It has circulated and been studied in print and in its original recording for years and will be broadcast to cap off this year’s festival.

Steve Benson has lived in downeast Maine since 1996. He was an actor in productions of Poets’ Theater in San Francisco and directed Carla Harryman and Nick Robinson in Carla’s La Quotidienne at New Langton Arts in 1983. He directed a poets theater workshop at Intersection for the Arts in 1992. His poetry readings have often incorporated diverse media applications, oral improvisation, and collaboration with writers, musicians, and filmmakers. Benson continues to write and perform his works and shares links to on-line appearances through A current project of daily poetry texts appears at He wrote or transcribed from orally improvised performances the material contained in Blindspots (1981), Blue Book (1988), Open Clothes (2005), and other books. He co-authored The Grand Piano series of autobiographical essays (2006-10) with nine friends.

Jeremy Biles teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the author of Ecce Monstrum: Georges Bataille and the Sacrifice of Form.

Mark Booth is an interdisciplinary artist, sound artist, writer, and musician. Booth is on the faculty of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited and performed his work in Chicago, nationally, and internationally in a variety of known and obscure venues.

Corina Copp is a New York–based writer of poems, performance, and criticism. She is the author of the poetry collection The Green Ray (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), several chapbooks, and the three-part play, The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, fragments of which have been presented at Artists Space, Home Alone 2 Gallery, NYC Prelude Festival, and Dixon Place. Her talk, “Euphoria of Acting a Part,” was recently presented at the James Gallery (CUNY Graduate Center of Humanities); and another, “Goodnight, Chantal,” at After Chantal: An International Conference (U. of Westminster, London, 2016). Other work can be found soon or now in Pelt Vol. 4: Feminist Temporalities (Organism for Poetic Research), Los Angeles Review of Books, Imperial Matters, BOMB, Cabinet, The Poetry Foundation’s Harriet, and elsewhere. She is in the midst of translating Hall de nuit (Night Lobby, L’Arche, 1992), a play by Chantal Akerman (forthcoming, e-flux journal).

Joel Craig is the author of the poetry collection The White House (The Green Lantern Press, 2012). He co-directs MAKE Literary Productions, and serves as poetry editor for MAKE magazine. For many years he curated the Danny’s Reading Series in Chicago.

Annie Dorsen is a director and writer whose work explores the intersection of algorithms and live performance. Her most recent performances, The Great Outdoors, A Piece of Work, Spokaoke and Hello Hi There, continue to tour extensively in Europe and the US. She received the 2014 Alpert Award in the Arts, a 2017 Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and currently teaches in the Theater and Performance Studies Department at University of Chicago.

Patrick Durgin is the author of PQRS (Kenning Editions, 2013) and The Route (with Jen Hofer, Atelos, 2008). His artist book Zenith was published by Green Lantern Press in the spring of 2016.The Volta published “Prelude to PQRS,” a reflection on his work in poets theater originally presented at the New [New] Corpse event series. His performance piece Interference was featured in the 2015 Festival of Poets Theater and published in Emergency Index 2015. “Recent Acquisitions” was featured in the 2014 issue of Text-Sound. An essay on New Materialism, Deleuze-Guattarian “schizoanalysis,” and disability poetics is forthcoming in The Matter of Disability (University of Michigan Press). In 2010, he commissioned The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985, edited by Kevin Killian and David Brazil.

Max Guy is an artist based in Chicago. In his conceptually-driven work he gives form to existential crises, moral and ethical dilemma. He has performed and exhibited at DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; Prairie, Chicago; AZ-West, Joshua Tree National Park, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Signal Gallery, New York, NY; Ghost, Deep River, CT; What Pipeline, Detroit, MI; Federico Vavassori, Milan, and the Manila Institute, New York, NY. Max co-hosts Human Eye, an occasional podcast on art and life with Miranda Pfeiffer. He has collaborated on curatorial projects such as Szechuan Best, Spiral Cinema, and Rock512Devil in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his M.F.A. from the Department of in Art, Theory and Practice at Northwestern University in 2016, and is currently artist in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center.

jen hill make Things with sound, image, music, video, objects, jokes, the internet, ideas, etc. their recent works express an obsessive interest in pursuing of the imaginary, the impossible, and the useless. they have a bachelors of music in composition from the university of north texas (2015) and are pursuing a masters of fine arts in sound art from the school at the art institute of chicago (2018).

Josh Hoglund directs collaboratively devised performance works. His performance, writing and video have been shown in Chicago at Links Hall, Defibrillator, The Nightingale, Mana Contemporary, The Studebaker Theater, The Prop Theater and elsewhere. Recent projects include On Blue By You, presented through Links Hall’s LinkUp Residency and in Rhinofest 2017. This fall he will be performing Tino Seghal’s Kiss at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Upcoming projects include a concert reading of Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights (Rhinofest, January 2018), for which he is directing and composing original music.

Alain Jugnon has written for the theatre and has published essays and articles on Nietzsche, Artaud, and Bataille. He is the editor of Cahiers Artaud and the political and poetic journal La contre-attaque.

Douglas Kearney has published six books, most recently, Buck Studies (Fence Books, 2016), winner of the CLMP Firecracker Award for Poetry and silver medalist for the California Book Award (Poetry). BOMB says: “[Buck Studies] remaps the 20th century in a project that is both lyrical and epic, personal and historical.” M. NourbeSe Philip writes that Kearney’s collection of libretti, Someone Took They Tongues (Subito, 2016), “meets the anguish that is english in a seismic, polyphonic mash-up that disturbs the tongue.” Kearney’s collection of writing on poetics and performativity, Mess and Mess and (Noemi Press, 2015), was a Small Press Distribution Handpicked Selection that Publisher’s Weekly called “an extraordinary book.” Raised in Altadena, CA, he lives with his family in the Santa Clarita Valley and teaches at CalArts.

Devin King is the co-director of Sector 2337 and the poetry editor for the Green Lantern Press. He teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Caroline McCraw is a writer and artist based in Chicago.

Nathanaël is the author of more than a score of books written in English or in French. Her translations include works by Danielle Collobert, Édouard Glissant, Hervé Guibert, and Catherine Mavrikakis.

Dao Nguyen is an interdisciplinary artist who choreographs thought experiments, play apparatuses, obstacle courses, and transformation rituals. A score becomes a map is a situation where objects, actions, and bodies encounter philosophical questions concerning representation, systems, and relations. She has exhibited and performed in backyards, bathrooms, stairwells, highways, and gallery spaces, including Defibrillator, the MCA, Sector 2337, Hyde Park Art Center, Sullivan Galleries, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Brea Art Gallery, The Foundry Arts Centre, and Irvine Fine Arts Center. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was Artist-in-Residence at ACRE, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, In>Time Performance Festival 17, and Elsewhere: A Living Museum.

Sherae Rimpsey is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. She has exhibited her work in the U.S and internationally, most notably at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Poland; the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland and National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina as a contributing artist in Luis Camnitzer’s El Ultimo Libro – The Last Book project; and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany where she was awarded the prestigious Solitude Fellowship. She is the recipient of a Philadelphia Foundation Grant, as a Flaherty Fellow and a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship and Residency. She has a BFA in Technology & Integrated Media with an emphasis in Visual Culture from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she currently teaches.

Matthew Sage is an aspiring non-specialist from the Mountain West living, teaching, and working in Chicago. He operates Patient Sounds, a private press record label and book publisher. He is fond of compost, bread rising, and reading landscapes. He has exhibited, performed and improvised works at MOMA PS1 in New York, Sullivan Galleries, The Block Museum, and The Comfort Station in Chicago, and at numerous DIY spaces, public parks, and rock venues across America.

Suzanne Stein’s publications and performance documents include The Kim Game, TOUT VA BIEN, and Passenger Ship. Recent poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Elderly and Best American Experimental Writing 2018; performance recordings are archived at PennSound. Other texts in the live, performative, and conceptual vein include Three-Way, HOLE IN SPACE, and Orphée. She is the founding editor, and for eight years was editor in chief, of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s online art and language magazine, Open Space. Together, Steve and Suzanne are the authors of DO YOUR OWN DAMN LAUNDRY, a manuscript documenting the 36 improvisational dialogues they performed together between 2011 and 2012.


Performances in The Hysterical Material

December 5, 2017

Join us at the SMART Museum (5550 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, Illinois) on Tuesday, Dec 5 from 6-9pm and hear renowned poets Mina Pam Dick and Graham Foust along with the Nick Mazzarella Trio will perform selections of their work chosen in proximity to the Smart Museum of Art’s special exhibition The Hysterical Material.

Performed in the gallery and amongst works by Auguste Rodin and Bruce Naumann, the performances will expand and redirect a dialogue raised by the exhibition about emotion, its embodiment, and expression across human form, object, and in this case, text.

FREE, and open to the public. A reception follows the reading.

Presented in partnership with Chicago-based publishers Flood Editions and Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press.

Mina Pam Dick (aka Misha Pam Dick, Gregoire Pam Dick, et al.) is the author of this is the fugitive (Essay Press, 2016), Metaphysical Licks (BookThug, 2014), and Delinquent (Futurepoem, 2009). With Oana Avasilichioaei, she is the co-translator of Suzanne Leblanc’s The Thought House of Philippa (BookThug, 2015). Her writing has appeared in BOMB, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere; it is included in Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, (ed. TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson, Nightboat Books, 2013). Also a visual artist and wastrel philosopher, Dick hides out in New York City and runs off to Montreal.

Saxophonist and composer Nick Mazzarella has been described as “continuing the approach taken by like-minded trailblazing altoists like Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill, Oliver Lake, and Gary Bartz” by “seek{ing} to embody the history of the music while pushing it forward into new realms” (Troy Dostert, All About Jazz). He has been a consistent presence in Chicago’s music scene since the early 2000s, where his continuous performance schedule has made an aesthetically unique contribution to the city’s rich culture of jazz and improvised music. His working trio and quintet have served as the primary vehicles for his endeavors as a composer and bandleader, while as a collaborator or sideman he has performed and recorded with such artists as Tomeka Reid, Joshua Abrams, Hamid Drake, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Avreeayl Ra, Rob Mazurek, and Makaya McCraven. Recordings of his original music have been released by Nessa Records, Clean Feed Records, International Anthem Recording Company, and Astral Spirits, and he has performed with his ensembles and as a solo artist throughout the United States and Scandinavia.

Graham Foust is the author of six books of poems, including Necessary Stranger (Flood Editions 2007) and Time Down to Mind (Flood Editions 2016). With Samuel Frederick, he has co-translated the final three volumes of the late German poet Ernst Meister, including Wallless Space (Wave Books 2014), which was short-listed for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award. He is Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at the University of Denver.


Trunk Show + No Coast Editions: In tandem with the Chicago Art Book Fair

November 18, 2017

On Saturday November 18, as part of the Chicago Art Book Fair, we invite you to a joint release of two projects by Trunk Show and No Coast Editions.

From 2013-2016, Trunk Show—a medium beat-up forest green 1999 Ford Taurus driven by Raven Falquez Munsell and Jesse Malmed—hosted three dozen exhibitions of commissioned artist bumper stickers. With the help of essayists Dana Bassett and Anthony Stepter, conversants Dan Miller and Davielle Lakind, designer Aaron Walker and testimonials by a caravan of anonymous and/or famous friends, the project is finding its way into book form. @trunkshowtogo

No Coast Editions presents its latest release of affordable artists’ multiples, this time featuring Danny Giles, Angela Fegan and No Coast/CABF co-founder Aay Preston-Myint. Together the three artists, with widely varying practices, present works that exhibit certain commonalities under the surface. Through print and sculpture, the artists each investigate how the replication and circulation of an image, particularly an image that serves to make one’s politics visible – functions in our cultural climate: what one of Fegan’s text-based works describes as “the echo chamber of false narratives.”


Duplicitous Materials: Closing Discussion + Performance for Coming of Age

November 18, 2017

Backyard bone meditation @ 1:15 / Panel discussion @ 2pm / Time capsule performance @ 3pm
Join us on Saturday afternoon, Nov 19th for a panel discussion with Giovanni Aloi, Rebecca Beachy, Caroline Picard, and Andrew Yang. Together they will discuss the significance of materials—bones, beehives, bird nests, or poems—that transition out of recognition. Is the “original” potency still embedded within these things? And what happens when they reassert themselves in an art context?
The afternoon will begin informally at 1pm with an outdoor bone meditation lead by Rebecca Beachy, followed by the panel discussion at 2pm in the main gallery. At 3pm, Beachy will patch the time capsule she installed in the gallery walls for the duration of the Coming of Age exhibition.

Giovanni Aloi is an art historian in modern and contemporary art. He studied History of Art and Art Practice in Milan and moved to London in 1997 to further his studies at Goldsmiths University where he obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History, a Master in Visual Cultures, and a Ph.D. on the subject of natural history in contemporary art. Aloi currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sotheby’s Institute of Art New York and London, and Tate Galleries. He has curated art projects involving photography and the moving image is a BBC radio contributor, and his work has been translated in Italian, Chinese, French, Russian, Polish, and Spanish. His first book titled Art & Animals was published in 2011 and since 2006 he has been the Editor in Chief of Antennae, the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. 
Rebecca Beachy (b. Denver, 1982), is a recipient of both an MFA in Studio Arts and an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and currently teaches AP Material Studies, Contemporary Practices, and Sculpture at the Chicago High School for the Arts. Her sculptures, interventions and installations have been exhibited throughout Chicago and beyond, most recently traveling to Worpswede and Hamburg, Germany. Her writing has been published with the literary journal Puerto del Sol as well as various art catalogues and small publications in Chicago. As volunteer specimen preparator and educator, Beachy trained to demonstrate taxidermy to the public at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for the Chicago Academy of Sciences, Department of Collections.
Caroline Picard is a writer, publisher, and curator. Her writing has appeared in Artslant, ArtForum (critics picks), Flash Art International, and Paper Monument, among others. She is the Executive Director of The Green Lantern Press—a nonprofit publishing house and art producer in operation since 2005—and the Co-Director of Sector 2337, a hybrid artspace/bar/bookstore in Chicago. Fiction and comics appear under the name Coco Picard. Her first graphic novel, The Chronicles of Fortune, was published by Radiator Comics in 2017.
Andrew Yang  is an artist, scientist, and educator working across a range to media to explore the natural/cultural matrix. His projects have been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015) and solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2016). His writing can be found in publications including Leonardo, Biological Theory, Gastronomica, and Art Journal. He is an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Alan Felsenthal, Geoffrey Hilsabeck, + Jennifer Nelson

November 17, 2017

On Friday, November 17th at 7pm, Alan Felsenthal, Geoffrey Hilsabeck and Jennifer Nelson will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Chicago Art Book Fair 2017

November 16, 2017

The Green Lantern Press is proud to present its wares at the first Chicago Art Book Fair (Nov 16-19th, 2017), located at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in downtown Chicago. Exhibit hours are Thursday, Nov 16: 6–9p (Opening/Preview) / Friday, Nov 17: 12–7p / Saturday, Nov 18: 11a–7p / Sunday, Nov 19: 12–6p.

See you there!

About the fair: The first Chicago Art Book Fair is dedicated to showcasing emerging directions and diverse legacies within small press arts publishing. The fair features an international group of over 100 arts publishers, small presses, book artists, comics artists, zinemakers and printmakers. The fair will take place over the course of three and a half days from November 16–19, and will also feature satellite programming and after parties. CABF is free and open to the public. Visit the CABF website for more details about the fair and its affiliated events.


Faith Wilding + Robin Deacon

November 11, 2017

On Saturday, November 11th at 7pm, Faith Wilding and Robin Deacon will give readings and have a conversation. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Alain Jugnon + Artaud in Amerika

October 27, 2017

On Friday, October 27th at 7pm Alain Jugnon, Nathanaël, Patrick Durgin and Alison James will give a reading. Following the reading will be a discussion on and around Artaud’s essays Postscript from Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society and Conclusion from To Have Done with the Judgment of God. Please contact (Devin at Sector.2337) for copies of the text.Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Folding and Unfolding: Graphics, Human Nature and Surprise: A Conversation

October 26, 2017

On Thursday, October 26th at 7pm cartoonist Anders Nilsen will be joined in conversation by Nadine Nakanishi and Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer for the release of two books: Nilsen’s Tongues Chapter One and Sonnenzimmer’s Café Avatar. The artists will each present their own new works and interview one another about the intersections of graphic design, book-making, human life and expression, and the particular strangeness of getting ideas across with pictures. Nilsen and Sonnenzimmer are each unusual exemplars of their mutual disciplines: both are at once highly respected practitioners in their chosen fields, as well as being noted iconoclasts and experimentalists. The conversation will be structured as a kind of game of reveals, injecting some of the unpredictability and surprise the artists have all fostered in their own work. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


En Español: Poetry, Prose, and Polemics (Part of the Lit & Luz Festival)

October 19, 2017

On Thursday, October 19th at 7pm, Cristina Rivera Garza with Carla Faesler will give readings and conversation about poetry, gendered language, Juan Rulfo, and more. Daniel Borzutzky hosts. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free and co-sponsored by Make Magazine, The Green Lantern Press, and SAIC.


Jordan Scott, Nathanael Jones, + Dolly Lemke

October 13, 2017

On Friday, October 13th at 7pm, Jordan Scott, Nathanael Jones, and Dolly Lemke will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Matthew Reed Corey, Paula Cisewski, + Fred Schmalz

October 7, 2017

On Saturday, October 7th at 7pm Matthew Reed Corey, Paula Cisewski and Fred Schmalz will give a reading. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Mark Tardi, Chris Glomski, + Emily Martin

October 6, 2017

On Friday October 6th at 7pm, Mark Tardi, Chris Glomski, and Emily Martin will give readings. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.


Public Access Publication Launch

September 22, 2017

On Saturday, September 22nd at 7pm Abbye Churchill, Keeley Haftner, David Hall, Greg Ruffing, and Ellery Royston will launch Public Access. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free.

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