As the fourth cohort of Neighborhood Salon Luminaries settles in, and the previous three continue to inform, claims Vedro, “not only the community engagement programs, but now, more and more, other types of programming, and collaborations throughout the museum.”
Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites from 2019, including several whose authors we were lucky enough to interview this year.
Slam feminism with a true-crime twist in latest from poet Olivia Gatwood
Back in the fall of 2013, before Trump and #MeToo, I first encountered Olivia Gatwood’s poetry at a Lower East Side poetry slam, which she won. To someone with a newly minted degree in English from a small liberal arts school isolated from a flourishing ...
BAMS Fest returns for a second year with new twists and attractions
“I think it is very powerful, but also complicated. Queerness is like this big abstract concept and how do you put a border around that? And more importantly, should you?”