July, 2011

Julia Dault, Heidi Jensen, James Blanchy, Harriet Clark, Catherine Wagner, Evie Shockley, Kevin Vaugh

James Blachly

New York, NY –James has been hailed by Chamber Music America as “vigorous and assured.”  He has been commissioned by the Academy of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard, and the Weill Music Institute twice, and has completed more than twenty commissioned works with performances at Carnegie Hall, major music festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. as well as internationally.  He is the founder of Sheep Island Ensemble, a group that performs his own music and other contemporary music in many different ensemble types and configurations.

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Harriet Clark

San Francisco, CA – “I am currently a Jones Lecturer in Creative Writing at Stanford University, where I was previously a Wallace Stegner Fiction Fellow. I have received fellowships and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Truman Capote Foundation.”

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Julia Dault

Brooklyn, NY – Julia Dault is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her recent group exhibitions include “Everything Must Go” at Casey Kaplan Gallery, New York; “Making Is Thinking” at Witte de With, Rotterdam (both 2011); and “Substance Abuse” at Leo Koenig Projekte, New York (2010). She presented “Total Picture Control,” a solo exhibition, at Blackston Gallery, New York (2010). She is on the faculty of the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, the New School for Design, in New York.

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Heidi Jensen

Jacksonville Beach, FL – Heidi is an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University in Indiana. Her  current work explores modes of drawing and probes issues regarding biology and  function. Drawn forms, which have potential origins in man-made or natural  worlds, are rendered descriptively for the inspection of the viewer. She has exhibited throughout the United States. Recent exhibitions include \”Drawing Discourse\” at the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery at the University of North Carolina Asheville, \”Delineate: an Invitational Exhibition of Drawings\” at the McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, and \”Identity\” at the Roy C. Moore Gallery, Gainesville, GA…. more »

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Evie Shockley

Fairfield, NJ – Evie is the author of *the new black* (Wesleyan, forthcoming 2011) and *a half-red sea* (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), as well as two chapbooks. Her poetry has also appeared widely in journals and anthologies. She is a co-editor of the literary journal *jubilat.* She is a graduate fellow of Cave Canem (1997-99).
     Shockley is also a poetry scholar and critic, whose reviews and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in *Callaloo,* *Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry,* *Talisman,* and *Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts.* Her book-length study, *Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and… more »

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Kevin Vaughn

Athens, GA – Kevin is a doctoral student in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and is a graduate fellow of the Cave Canem Foundation. His work has appeared in Mississippi Review and Mythium Literary Journal among others and has appeared or is forthcoming in the anthologies: The \”The Chemistry of Color\” and \”Bloodlines: Poems about Murder.\” A former Fulbright Research Fellow to Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland, he is currently at work on his dissertation: \”Far Beyond the Stars\” and a translation of the sonnets of… more »

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