Artists Talk at Poets House: Friday June 12, 7PM

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Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book: Contemporary Visions
Curated by Deidre Lawrence and drawn from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum, Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book presents a diverse selection of contemporary artist books, inspired by the work Walt Whitman.

Artists talk with Allen Crawford, Sam Gordon, Barbara Henry, and Davin Kuntze, contributors to Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book – 7:00pm

More here.

I Dropped Dead

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Last night, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philly hosted a wake for my thirteen year-old pen name, Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy. My friends Ben Warfield, David Kessler, Laura Baird, and Jesse Sparhawk contributed music and animated projections of fantastical terrariums. Over 600 people attended, many of them dressed as various creatures. After giving three readings throughout the evening, I reclined on the funereal plinth by the front door, gave a short reading of a selection from my old book, and then received the commiserations of mourners as they left. Happy to say that the morticians did a nice job on me. (Photo: Addie Métivier)