Opening Friday, June 14th, from 7PM - 8PM
Please join us for the book launch of Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through by T Fleischmann. Joining Fleischmann at this reading and book signing will be CM Burroughs and yarrow yes woods.
About the book: How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s artworks—piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles—as a path through questions of love and loss, violence and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality. From the back porches of Buffalo, to the galleries of New York and L.A., to farmhouses of rural Tennessee, the artworks act as still points, sites for reflection situated in lived experience. Fleischmann combines serious engagement with warmth and clarity of prose, reveling in the experiences and pleasures of art and the body, identity and community.
About the authors: T Fleischmann is the author of Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through and Syzygy, Beauty. Other recent work appears in the On Civil Disobedience series from Green Lantern Press and the anthologies Feminisms in Motion and Little Boxes: Twelve Writers on Television. They live in Chicago.
CM Burroughs is Associate Professor of Poetry at Columbia College Chicago. Burroughs has been awarded fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Cave Canem Foundation. She has received commissions from the Studio Museum of Harlem and the Warhol Museum to create poetry in response to art installations. Burroughs’ poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry, Callaloo, jubilat, Ploughshares, VOLT, and Best American Experimental Writing 2015. Her first book is The Vital System from Tupelo Press, and her second book, Master Suffering, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2020.
yarrow yes woods is a maid and copywriter. They also front the band Harrowing. Her recent work is available in a) glimpse) of), SCAB, Dream Pop, DREGINALD, and Thin Noon.
Our store is wheelchair accessible, however our bathrooms are not–there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.