Ziemia – An Invitation to Participate on a Public Art Project

Martynka Wawrzyniak is a Greenpoint-based artist currently working on a public art project entitled Ziemia, which will serve as a monument to the neighborhood’s multi-cultural community. The piece will take the form of a ceramic sphere atop a native meadow in McGolrick Park, and will be made in collaboration with Greenpointers.

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Urgent Bards Poetry Reading

Urbantgarde Press is proud to announce the publication of our first poetry anthology, Urgent Bards, featuring poems by Billy Cancel, Ed Go, melissa christine goodrum, Susan Lewis and Michael Whalen, and cover and interior artwork by Tim Shook.  Edited by Michael Whalen, Urgent Bards brings together the work of a group of linguistically and formally innovative writers and abstract, freely improvised paintings.

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Becoming a New Yorker, One Moment at a Time

This essay first appeared under the same title on Le Rapport Du Jour, and it is published on here under the author’s permission.

Last night, I had dinner at my friends Steve and Naama’s apartment off Park Avenue in Manhattan. I arrived when they were still getting ready, and asked to use the bathroom just after Steve had gotten out of the shower. “It’s pretty hot in there,” Naama said. “That’s okay, I’m from Brooklyn,” I responded. This after a week that saw temperatures in the upper 90s, with the mysterious RealFeel hitting 100 on the day I cleaned my apartment, mostly sans A/C.

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Night Journey 49: Abstürzender/The Twilight of Idolatry

This post features Gary Horn’s written description of his painting Night Journey 49: Abstürzender/The Twilight of Idolatry.

On the left is an image of Max Beckmann’s painting Abstürzender (Falling Man). At the time of the 911 World Trade Center attacks, when I learned that the victims were jumping from the towers, my mind recalled Abstürzender.

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Relapsed

A man. A woman. A doomed affair. The voice of reason. The face of deception.

A doomed affair between a married woman and a man. Will she make the right choice? Will she continue down the road of destruction? Her realities will come crashing down no matter what she chooses.

Stay tuned.