Posts Tagged: Justin Taylor

Notable NYC: 7/30–8/5

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Saturday 7/30: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m., free. Sunday 7/31: New York City Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 11 a.m., free. Christopher “Loma” Soto, Shira Elrichman, and Thomas Fucaloro join Brooklyn Poets for the NYC Poetry Festival. Governor’s Island, 3 p..m., free. Tuesday 8/2: Leigh Stein reads from her memoir Land of […]

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Notable NYC: 9/12–9/18

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Saturday 9/12: Nicole Cooley, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Kathleen Ossip, D. Nurkse, Lynn Emmanuel, Tom Sleigh, and Sarah Arvio celebrate The Plume Anthology of Poetry 3. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Ellen Urbani and Sheri Fink discuss Landfall, a novel set in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/13: Jonathan Corcoran, Naomi Jackson, and […]

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Notable NYC: 3/21–3/27

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Saturday 3/21: Phil Klay reads from his National Book Award for Fiction collection Redeployment. He is joined in conversation by Rob Spillman. Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free. Rob Crawford, Sabra Embury, Hannah Assadi, Genna Rivieccio, Amanda Killian, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Stu Watson, and Daniel Adler celebrate opiates. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Cynthia […]

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Notable NYC: 2/21–2/27

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Saturday 2/21: Joanna Fuhrman reads from her new poetry collection, The Year of the Yellow Butterflies, with Caroline Hagood. BookCourt, 4 p.m., free. Morgan Parker, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Mathias Svalina, and Natalie Eilbert read poetry. Mellow Pages Library, 7:30 p.m., free. Purdey Lord Kreiden and Jackie Wang join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.

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The Warmest Color

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For ARTnews, Justin Taylor shares his thoughts on the reissue of William Gass’s On Being Blue: With William Gass, still alive and writing at 90, it’s a bit early to play canon games, or at least to play them fairly. Still, the dedicated cultists of The Tunnel notwithstanding, it seems that this thin “philosophical inquiry” […]

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Propitiated Reading

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What I as a young enthusiast took for pell-mell freedom and chaos is in fact the result of careful orchestration and staging, within individual stories and in terms of the collection as a whole. This doesn’t mean the work is without its excesses—or that it doesn’t, at times, scan to me as self-indulgent, repetitive, inscrutable, […]

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Notable NYC: 8/30–9/5

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Monday 9/1: Todd Colby and Adam Fitzgerald read poetry. Fitzgerald’s The Late Parade explores phantom memories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 9/2: Adam Wilson and Justin Taylor, literary best friends, talk about their story collections. Flings (August 2014) is Taylor’s includes a menagerie of unmoored characters struggling to find their place. Wilson’s What’s Import is […]

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Notable NYC: 8/23–8/29

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Saturday 8/23: Junot Diaz signs books. La Casa Azul Bookstore, 3 p.m., free. Monday 8/25: Vanessa Manko launches The Invention of Exile with Salman Rushdie, and sponsored by HIP Lit. Manko’s debut novel follows a Russian inventor’s immigration to Connecticut in 1913. Powerhouse, 7 p.m., free. Tuesday 8/26: Justin Taylor and Jess Row read from […]

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Notable NYC: 4/12–4/18

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Saturday 4/12: Michael Parker and Ethan Hauser celebrate their new books with a reading, musical DJ Jim McHugh, and literary mingle. Wythe Hotel, 6 p.m., free. Sunday 4/13: David Gerrard, Douglas Watson, and Jason Porter join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Gerrard’s Short Century (January 2014) centers around a mysterious blogger revealing a journalist’s incestuous […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/19 – 10/24

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This week in New York Judah Friedlander does Karate, Ian Frazier joins the FDG Reading Series, The Word Made Flesh celebrates in Brooklyn, James Franco takes a stab at writing, Rick Moody battles, Amy Sedaris is The Sound of Young America, Love and Other Drugs is this week’s MOVIE PICK,  and a CMJ Music Marathon rocks […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/11 – 10/17

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This week in New York David Grossman translates with Paul Auster, Justin Taylor and Eva Tamladge exhibit tattoos for the literary inclined, Tao Lin reads, Guernica celebrates, Bill Bryson is Private, Rick Moody joins the Sunday Salon, Catfish is the SATURDAY MOVIE PICK, and James Frey combines Dante, literature, and ART.

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Notable New York, This Week 8/16 – 8/22

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This week in New York Summer is Short, John Brandon makes a Citrus pit stop, Gary Shteyngart is Super Sad, MGMT is inspired by sex balls, Scott Pilgrim takes over as this week’s Saturday Movie Pick and The Comfort of Strangers is a noteworthy art exhibit. TUESDAY 8/17: They’re the old news you never get […]

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Notable New York, This Week 6/28 – 7/4

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This week Keith Gessen and HFM present “Diary of a Very Bad Year,” Justin Taylor goes guerrilla at the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series, Ed Park, Deb Olin Unferth and Ben Greenman at a “Word for Word” lunchtime event, Paula Abdul is a vampire, Contraband Cinema comes to BAM, Nick Reding on methamphetamine taking over middle-America, […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/1 – 3/7

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This week in New York, it’s Armory Arts Week, Justin Taylor and Porochista Khakpour tell your literary fortune at Canteen Magazine’s Second Annual Benefit Gala, The PooL Art Fair opens, Old Hat performs, Happy Ending Reading Series presents Extreme Situations with Benjamin Anastas, Liev Schreiber talks to Jordan Roth, and Krista Tippett and Andrew Solomon […]

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Live Rich, for a Good Cause

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For one night next week, March 4,  in support of literature, the arts and Canteen’s writing program for Harlem youth, Arnold Lehman and his wife Pam Lehman will open their Brooklyn Heights home for an intimate evening: Canteen Magazine’s Second Annual Benefit Gala. Lehman, the risk-taking Director of the Brooklyn Museum who famously battled former […]

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The Rumpus: One Year Later

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While it is now one month later, we’d like to thank everyone who came out for ONE YEAR LATER, the Rumpus anniversary party co-presented by The Rumpus and sister-mag HTMLGIANT at Broadway East, a charming place where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side. The party featured readings by Justin Taylor, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, Rivka […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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At Maud, how much should philosophy and fiction have anything to do with each other? If you liked Julie Klausner’s interview here at The Rumpus and want more, she has another interview over at The New Yorker Book Bench. (Spoiler alert: in the latter, Kermit the Frog is definitely discussed). Curious about black metal and […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/15 – 2/21

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This week in New York Howard Bloom interviewed by Richard Foreman, Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik discuss mankind, John Cale reflects on music and art, Ed Park and Lynne Tillman read at Triple Canopy and Light Industry’s celebration of their new venue, a tribute to Gilbert Sorrentino, Kevin Sampsell and Justin Taylor read, and exhibitions […]

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Tonight! ONE YEAR LATER in New York

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The Rumpus and HTMLGIANT present ONE YEAR LATER, a celebration of the first anniversary of The Rumpus, tonight, January 21, 2010. The night will feature readings by Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin, Deb Olin Unferth, Justin Taylor and Stephen Elliott, musical guests Alina Simone, Diane Louvel, and Jeffrey Lewis. With special guest DJ Khaela Maricich of […]

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Notable New York, This Week: 1/18 – 1/24

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This week in New York, the Rumpus and HTMLGIANT present ONE YEAR LATER a multimedia event with an allstar lineup of readers and musicians including Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin, Jeffrey Lewis and more in celebration of the Rumpus’s First Anniversary, the Frederick Wiseman retrospective begins at MOMA, the Rumpus’s own Stephen Elliott gives talk “On […]

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January 21st: ONE YEAR LATER in New York

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The Rumpus and HTMLGIANT present ONE YEAR LATER, a celebration of the first anniversary of The Rumpus, on January 21, 2010. The night will feature readings by Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin, Deb Olin Unferth, Justin Taylor and Stephen Elliott, musical guests Alina Simone, Diane Louvel, and just added, Jeffrey Lewis. With special guest DJ Khaela […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/23-11/29

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This week in New York Justin Taylor and literary collective Wu Ming read, Tim Burton exhibit opens, Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage and other films screen, Julian Plenti performs, a short video helps you tighten your table-side manners for Thanksgiving, and Sleeping Puppets lay at Matthew Marks gallery. MONDAY 11/23: Justin Taylor and Wu […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/2 – 11/8

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This week in New York, Performa 09 festival of performing arts inspired by Futurist film, music and literature opens, Bomb throws a Fall Issue Launch Party, Books & Quiche Reading Series is back with Yiyun Li and Salvatore Scibona, Light Industry and Triple Canopy team up to bring you a 14-hour film installation, Robert Wilson’s […]

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Gigantic Goes Live

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Gigantic, A Magazine of Short Prose and Art just launched its online version with chapter 18 of Shya Scanlon’s Forecast 42 Project, new fiction from J.A. Tyler, and art by Thomas Doyle. The online journal also houses Joe Wenderoth’s Seizure State, a soon-to-be mind-bending poetics blog. The magazine, which debuted in print in April 2009, […]

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