Goodnight Flying Object Party
Aug
1
12:00 pm12:00

Goodnight Flying Object Party

OPEN HOUSE, BOOK SALE, TAG SALE

12pm until whenever

A very casual affair. Feel free to bring food or drink to share.

Stop by and browse the remaining books that will be for sale and for free, check out the tag sale, have a bite to eat, play some ping pong(?). Say hi and take off or stay for as long as you'd like.

There will be an edition of 9 foot scrolls—listing all the events we've done since opening—to be given away. If you'd like one of those you'll have to visit (these can't be shipped).

 Publication Studio | Talk: Women's autobiographical artists' books
Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Publication Studio | Talk: Women's autobiographical artists' books

Publication Studio is run by Patricia No, a writer, and Antonia Pinter, an artist. Their work in publications has spanned artist books, poetics, critical essays, art writing, experimental literature, and books that intersect these genres both in print and in digital mediums. Working closely in both literature and art—with both writers and visual and performance artists—as well as with curators and editors, we are interested in how books extend individual narratives—critical, autobiographical, fictional, marginal—through a form that can engage the public. 

Looking at several examples of books that blur the boundary between artist book, prose or poetic work, autobiography, and other genres, we will discuss how these intersections are used to expand a female narrative in the form of artists’ books both historically and within contemporary culture. Why female? We're women. ("...absence of women from art history, added to emotional needs for gender affirmation, is one of the reasons feminist artists have taken the conventional history of art with a massive grain of salt" —Lucy R. Lippard)

Our residency at Flying Object is to undertake a project initiated by Antonia Pinter to create a digital and print archive, a published bibliography, an exhibition, and a publication on women's autobiographical artists' books. This talk will include examples of some of these reference books as a starting point of conversation, as well as discussing the foundational questions and concepts considered in the project. Open discussion is encouraged!

A note on the project: This project is directly inspired by the exhibition catalog Women’s Autobiographical Artists’ Books, curated and edited by Pamela Zwehl-­Burke and Leslie Fedorchuk (1987) and found by happenstance at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, WI. Taking primary reference from the exhibition catalog, the methods of "artist autobiography" are diverse in approach, and the common thread of direct intervention by each author is evidenced within the book. Zwehl­-Burke and Fedorchuk write, “Rather than reach definitive conclusions, Women’s Autobiographical Artists’ Books stand as a testament to the basic tenet of feminism—that the lives and issues of women are worthy and vital subjects for art-making.”

Moving Parts (a comedy) [a symposium]
Jul
18
5:00 pm17:00

Moving Parts (a comedy) [a symposium]

being
an informal symposium
on modular units and serial structures
in poetic, photographic, and intermedia arts

a series of readings, performances, slideshows, and roundtable talks by:

Deville Cohen, Constance DeJong, Lewis Freedman, Michael Kasper, Claudia La Rocco, Anna Moschovakis, Emmalea Russo, Anne Tardos, Hannah Whitaker, & Matvei Yankelevich

5pm — Act I - 5 to 6:30pm - followed by Q&A
7pm — Intermedia (dinner, catered, with vegan/GF options)
8pm — Act II - 8 to 9:30pm - followed by Q&A

given in a curated and visually transformed environment (on the premises and grounds of Flying Object) in order to propose, muse upon, entertain, and discuss modular making, information sequencing, the workings of technologies in art, and the differentiation of patterning— found (natural) and programmed (human/mechanical).

what is a unit? what is a pattern?
what is a found element? what is seriality?

these and other questions may be raised and posed to the audience and participants for further discussion.

Presented under ResidencyX

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ResidencyX is supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, and the The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Nan and Matilda Heydt Fund administered by Bank of America, Trustee, Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund

Stanley Crawford, Michele Christle, Jono Tosch
Jul
2
7:00 pm19:00

Stanley Crawford, Michele Christle, Jono Tosch

Stanley Crawford divides his time between writing and farming in Northern New Mexico, where he and his wife RoseMary have lived since 1969. He's the author of seven novels, among which is The Log of the S.S. The Mrs Unguentine (Dalkey Archive Press, Champaign and London), and three works of nonfiction about Northern New Mexico, including A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm (The University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque). Two new novels were issued in spring 2015: Seed (FC2/University of Alabama Press) and The Canyon (University of New Mexico Press). In 2016, FC2 will also issue his novella, Intimacy. Crawford has been the recipient of two NEA Writing Fellowships and a three-year Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, and has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Bellagio Study Center, and Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. He has taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, UMass/Amherst, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

CAConrad PACE The Nation
May
3
1:00 pm13:00

CAConrad PACE The Nation

A PACE (Poet Activist Community Extension) Action and community conversation 

More info on PACE The Nation here: http://pacethenation.blogspot.com/

CAConrad is the author of 7 books, including ECODEVIANCE (Wave Books). CA is a 2015 Headlands Art Fellow, and has also received fellowships from Lannan Foundation, MacDowel Colony, Banff, Ucross, RADAR, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Where We Stumble: Dismantling Rape Sub-Culture
Mar
28
Mar 29

Where We Stumble: Dismantling Rape Sub-Culture

Join us for a two-day gathering on March 28th & 29th, 2015, with panel discussions, zine assembly, small group conversation, and performances. WWS is a participant-generated discussion guided by panelists and facilitators in an experimenting effort to address how to build safety and agency within our community.

This will be an opportunity to define rape culture beyond its most explicit definitions and form a common language around what we see and experience as the complex paradigm of rape subculture, existing beneath the surfaces of our daily interactions. By listing the means in which we both bear witness and perpetuate rape subculture and realizing the ramifications of a disrespected body, we will collectively work toward shaping our awareness and speech, and as a corollary, our behaviors and artistic practices, toward a positive shift within our respective social realities.

In order to better facilitate this gathering we're asking participants to register using the form below by March 15th, 2015. Registration is free and open to anyone. 

NOTE (3/19): REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Anyone is still welcome to attend the the performance on March 28th at 8pm or the open house on March 29th from 2:30–4pm

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Two scholarships to attend are available. More information and application available here

NOTE: This weekend is being organized by outside volunteers. Flying Object is providing support with the weekend's publishing efforts as well as a space to have these conversations. 

Experimental Electronic Music: Deleuzer + Bill Nace/Jake Meginsky Duo
Feb
25
8:30 pm20:30

Experimental Electronic Music: Deleuzer + Bill Nace/Jake Meginsky Duo

In the fall of 2012, Morgan Evans-Weiler contacted a group of Boston-based musicians with the idea of forming a regular working ensemble to explore approaches to collective ensemble music. The members of the group committed to weekly working sessions  with a core goal of developing tactics which would provide a framework of continuity and intent within the context of open-form playing for a mid-sized ensemble. Drawing on a variety of backgrounds, there was also a conscious choice to work toward the integration of acoustic and electronic instruments utilizing a shifting ground of pitched and purely textural timbres.

Over the last two years, the group has convened on a regular basis, working on compositional forms, collective improvisation, and group exercises. The group has settled in to a committed membership of Morgan Evans-Weiler (violin), Howard Martin (reeds), Jesse Kenas-Collins (trumpet, reeds, feedback objects), Peter Gumaskas (modular synthesizer), Michael Rosenstein (amplified surfaces and oscillators), Chris Johnson (laptop), and Dan Wick (keyboards). The name Deluezer came from an initial thought that the group would read and discuss “A Thousand Plateaus” by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. That never came to pass, but the name for the group got batted around and stuck.

http://deleuzer.bandcamp.com/

A tribute to Tomaž Šalamun
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

A tribute to Tomaž Šalamun

A reading, tribute, and celebration of the poet and poems of Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014). 

Over the years when Tomaž Šalamun visited western Massachusetts he transformed those he met and knew. His actions, conversations, readings, workshop he taught for UMass MFA for Poets and Writers, opinions, declarations, warnings, revelations, affirmations, passions, love and fierce intensity and, most of all, his poems, changed everyone he and his work reached.  We love him.  

We will spend a couple of hours early Sunday evening on January 25th reading his work.  Everyone is invited to bring a poem of his to read.  Hosts for the evening are Dara Wier, Peter Gizzi and Emily Pettit. You can be in touch with Dara Wier (darawier@gmail.com) if you need anything.  Be sure you have a few poems with you for it is possible that some will be chosen by more than one person and you may want to have a few choices.

               Now I know, sometimes I was a rooster, sometimes a roe.
               I know I had bullets in my body, they crumble away now.
               How beautifully I breathe.
               I feel I am being ironed, it doesn't burn at all.

                                                       —T.S. "Red Flowers"

The Wonderful World of Boning: Sex Ed With a Sense of Humor
Dec
11
8:00 pm20:00

The Wonderful World of Boning: Sex Ed With a Sense of Humor

December 11 at 8pm
Admission: $10

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Where did I come from? What's happening to my body? And why is this script so bad? In "The Wonderful World of Boning," writer, sex educator, and funny lady Lux Alptraum teams up with comedian friends to take a tour of classic sex education videos, where some of America's best community theater actors teach our nation's youth all about puberty, sexual health, and what's happening down at the STI clinic. Hosted by Lux Alptraum and Tiara Francis, the show adds comic commentary to clips pulled from videos collected by Alptraum during her former career as a high school sex ed teacher.


Among the films featured in this show:

-Seriously Fresh, a film that combines hip ‘90s fashion and lingo with lessons about HIV
-You, Your Body, and Puberty, a guide to the weird experience of adolescence, and the even weirder experience of talking to your dad about boners
-A Family Talks About Sex, the 1981 classic that finally answers the question, “How many times do I have to have gay sex before I’m considered gay?”
-What’s Happening to Me?, an animated film about puberty that might just be racist

ABOUT THE HOSTS

Lux Alptraum spent four years teaching sex education to teenagers, and six years recommending porn to adults. The former editor/publisher of renowned sex blog Fleshbot.com, she currently works as a writer, consultant, and mocker of vintage sex education videos.

Tiara Francis is an actor, comedian, and writer from New York City. She has studied improvisation and sketch writing at The Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and performs with the all-women-of-color improv group Affirmative Action.

Valley Gives Extravaganza & Community Reading
Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

Valley Gives Extravaganza & Community Reading

James Tate
Betsy Wheeler
Edie Meidav
Anne Holmes
Mira Bartok 
Greg Purcell
Sean Casey
Jedediah Berry
Caroline Belle Stewart
Boomer Pinches
Stella Corso
Kelin Loe
Mel Bosworth
Halie Theoharides
Rachel B. Glaser
Chris Lott
Carla Costa 
Jono Tosch
Luke Bloomfield
Dara Wier
Seth Landman
Patrick Gaughan
Ryan MacDonald

Michael Earl Craig, Matthew Rohrer, & Delia Pless
Nov
15
8:00 pm20:00

Michael Earl Craig, Matthew Rohrer, & Delia Pless

This reading was made possible by your generosity last year during Valley Gives. Please visit us here on December 10th to help make sure events like this can happen (and remain free).

Michael Earl Craig is the author of Talkativeness (Wave Books, 2014), Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006), Can You Relax in My House, (Fence Books, 2002), and the chapbook Jombang Jet (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). He lives in the Shields Valley, near Livingston, Montana. 

Matthew Rohrer is the author of Surrounded by Friends (forthcoming from Wave Books, spring 2015), Destroyer and Preserver (Wave Books, 2011), A Plate of Chicken (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), Rise Up (Wave Books, 2007) and A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and co-author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat. Thanks. (Verse Press, 2002), and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing. His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at NYU.

Delia Pless’ poems have appeared in Western Beefs of North AmericaPlain WrapPotluckRoute Nine, and Prelude, a print poetry magazine associated with N+1.With Daniel Moysaenko, she co-hosts the jubilat/Jones reading series. She is a second-year poet in the UMass MFA program for Poets & Writers and lives in Northampton. 

 Experimental Electronic Music: Andrea Pensado and Jake Meginsky
Nov
12
8:30 pm20:30

Experimental Electronic Music: Andrea Pensado and Jake Meginsky

November 12, 2014
8:30pm
$5 (tickets available at the door)

Argentinian sound artist Andrea Pensado joins Jake Meginsky to present solo sets of electronic music.

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Andrea Pensado began playing piano as a girl, with private instruction. She obtained her BA in Music Education from the University of La Plata in 1987.  In 1997, she moved back to Buenos Aires. In 1998, she cofounded an interdisciplinary duo (Qfwfq) along, with Gregory Kowalski (in charge of the images). While still in Buenos Aires, the duo often worked with the collaboration of solo performers (Martín Moore, Lucio Capece, Adriana de los Santos). They presented their work in many events in Buenos Aires, including the Cycle of Electronic and Experimental Music (in the Museum of Modern Art); the International Sound Art  Festival EXPERIMENTA; the Cycle of Contemporary Music at the San Martin Theatre; the Experimental Video Festival (in the Museum of Fine Arts) and the Ricardo Rojas Arts Center.

In 2002, Pensado moved to the USA. At first, she continued performing with Qfwfq, mainly in the Boston area. The duo channeled most of her artistic work from 1999 to 2009. 

Presently, Pensado has been performing solos and has played with, among others: Walter Wright, Jules Vasylenko, I’d M Thfft Able, Forbes Graham, Ben Miller, Luther Gray, Junko Fujiwara, Todd Brunel, Audrey Chen, Lou Cohen, Dave Ross, Adriana de los Santos, Glynis Lomon, Dave Bryant, Emilie Mouchous, Gustavo Aguilar, Chris Lavery, Mark Miller, Ava Mendoza, Borah Bergman, Davindar Singh, Zavoloka, Alexei Borisov, Mimi Rabson, Angela Sawyer, Jack Wright, Bob Falesch, Ben Bennett, Mark Johnson, Mike Dailey, Jill Burton, Stephanie Lak, Shayna Dulberger and Chris Welcome. 

She continues using MaxMSP as her main programming tool. The approach to programming and performance is highly intuitive. Occasionally, the combination of the performance situation, the often abrasive sounds, the irrational use of the voice and the inherent uncertainty of improvisations contributes to discoveries of unknown places in her mind.

Jake Meginsky (percussion/electronics/installation) has collaborated and performed with such artists as Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan Labarbara, Kim Gordon, Vic Rawlings, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, John Blum, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, Arthur Brooks, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski.

HUCK magazine describes Meginsky’s work as “constantly transgressing the boundaries between acoustic and electronic, analog and digital.” David Keenan recently called Meginsky’s 2014 solo record, L’appel Du Vide, “a hallucinatory electro percussion masterpiece” and in the WIRE Magazine review of the album, Nick Cain wrote, “the album uses little more than a couple of sounds, extracting often head spinning complexity from a minimum of means.”

 His recordings can be found on Feeding Tube Records (Northampton, MA), Rel Records (Providence, RI), Open Mouth Records (Northampton, MA), Hells Half Halo (Seattle, WA), Wooden Finger Records (Belgium), Ultra Eczema Records (Belgium), and Ecstatic Peace Records (Northampton, MA). He recently remixed Body/Head’s (Kim Gordon & Bill Nace) “Last Mistress” for Matador Records (NYC). 

Symposium: Words & Pictures
Nov
8
12:00 pm12:00

Symposium: Words & Pictures

Join us for an all day symposium on Words & Pictures

Artifacts/Words/Dialog/Performances/Slides

Free & open to the public

Special Guests: James Haug, Rosamond Purcell, Bianca Stone, Alexandra Kennedy, Guy Pettit, Mira Bartok, Chris DeWeese, Emily Pettit, Heather Christle, Arda Collins, Lucy Ives

Hosts: Delia Pless, Sarah Nichols, Molly McArdle, Christopher Griggs, Laura Warman, Patrick Gaughan, Elmira Elvazova, Max Cohen, Andy Bowers, Colleen Barry, Dara Wier

Sponsors: jubilat, Factory Hollow Press, Slope Editions, Route Nine, Flying Object

 

Jonathan Culler
Nov
6
8:00 pm20:00

Jonathan Culler

about lyric, a conversation

from first introduction to THEORY OF THE LYRIC, on its way from Oxford University Press:
"Lyric poetry has a long history in the West but an uncertain generic status.......[it is] 'the foundation genre for the poetics or literary assumptions of cultures throughout the world.  Only Western poetics differs."

Richard Buckner
Nov
4
8:00 pm20:00

Richard Buckner

Tickets are available for purchase through Undertow at the link below:

Richard Buckner at Flying Object

There are three kinds of American folk artist: those who sit, contented, on a back porch contemplating America’s landscape and ways; those for whom its landscape and ways are something to stand against or move boldly through; and those whose America is a shadowy, impressionistic place that moves inside of them. This [latter] is the area that the sombre-voiced Richard Buckner has been exploring since 1994. —Sylvie Simmons, The Guardian, 2004

Waxahatchee
Nov
3
8:00 pm20:00

Waxahatchee

with Radiator Hospital & Allison Crutchfield 

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November 3rd
8pm
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You Who Read Me With Passion: An Evening on Dorothy Iannone with Trinie Dalton
Oct
25
7:00 pm19:00

You Who Read Me With Passion: An Evening on Dorothy Iannone with Trinie Dalton

A talk and Q&A with Trinie Dalton on the work of Dorothy Iannone to celebrate the publication of "YOU WHO READ ME WITH PASSION NOW MUST FOREVER BE MY FRIENDS" by Siglio Press, a collection of rarely seen, long-out-of-print artist’s books, drawings, and unpublished writings by Iannone, many reproduced in their entirety or substantially excerpted so that readers can delve into work not easily read in an exhibition space or a catalog. 

This talk will also mark the opening of an exhibition of spreads reproduced from this new collection. 

Dorothy Iannone (b. 1933, Boston, MA) has been making artist’s books, paintings, drawings, sculptures, sound pieces and video installations in relative obscurity since the 1960s until The Wrong Gallery featured her work at the Tate Modern in 2005, followed by The Whitney Biennial in 2006 with the work “I Was Thinking Of You,” (1975/2005) colloquially known as “the orgasm box.” Her first solo exhibition at a U.S. museum, “Dorothy Iannone: Lioness,” took place in 2009 at the New Museum in New York when she was seventy-six years old. The New York Times wrote at the time: “High priestess, matriarch, sex goddess: the self-taught American artist Dorothy Iannone has been called all these things and more.” Her most recent solo exhibitions include “Innocent and Aware” at the Camden Arts Centre, London, and “Imperturbable” at the Centre National Édition Art Image, Paris, both in 2013. This year, in 2014, a solo show at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich follows “This Sweetness Outside of Time,” a major retrospective at the Berlinische Galerie für Moderne Kunst, Berlin.

Trinie Dalton is Faculty Director of the MFA in Writing and Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and has taught fiction and art critical writing at VCFA, SVA, Columbia, Bard, USC, Art Center, NYU, and Pratt. She is also Core Faculty in Fiction at VCFA in the low-residency MFA in Writing program. She has published six books, most recently Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio). Other fiction titles include Wide Eyed (Akashic), a story collection, and Sweet Tomb (Madras Press), a fairytale novella. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s) is a transformation of her archive of confiscated high school notes into a collaboration between fifty artists. Mythtym (Picturebox) is an art/fiction anthology based on mythological monsters and horror. Dalton has written many reviews of art, books, and music, for artists’ book projects and magazines such as Bookforum, artforum.com, Brooklyn Rail, The Believer, Modern Painters, and Paper as well as numerous essays for artist monographs.

 

Q&A with Charles Wright
Oct
24
10:00 am10:00

Q&A with Charles Wright

Appointed in mid-June as U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Wright is the author of twenty-four collections of poetry. Wright’s honors include many of the most prestigious awards in the field of poetry: a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award both for Black Zodiac; the National Book Award for Country Music: Selected Early Poems; the Bollingen Prize for Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems; and the International Griffin Poetry Prize for Scar Tissue.

Moderated by Robert Casper & Dara Wier

4-Year Anniversary & Benefit Raffle                                               October 11th
Oct
11
Oct 12

4-Year Anniversary & Benefit Raffle October 11th

Flying Object 4th Anniversary & Benefit

READINGS & PERFORMANCES
John Coletti
Mel Nichols
Ben Hersey

SURPRISES: Maybe?

FOOD & DRINK: Definitely (Abandoned Building Brewery, Holyoke Hummus Company, and more!)

DJ: Snack Attack (aka George Myers)

HOST w/ MOST: Mike Young

EPIC RAFFLE
1913, Alvah Stone, Archipelago, Arrow as Aarow, BOA EditionsBelladonna, Berl’s, Black Ocean, Boo-Hooray, Brooklyn Arts Press, Burning Deck, Cabinet, CAConrad, Canarium Press, City Lights, Civil Coping Mechanisms, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, Coffee House Press, Cuneiform, Dorothy--a publishing project, DoubleCross, Editions MutaFactory Hollow Press, Fence, Fewer & Further, Les Figues, Future Tense, Jubilat, Least Weasel, Letter Machine Editions, Madras Press, The Massachusetts Review, Magic Helicopter, McSweeney’s, New HerringNightboat Books, Omnidawn, Poetry Magazine & The Poetry Foundation, Pressed Wafer, Quarters, Rescue Press, Sarabande, Seismicity Editions, Siglio, Solid Objects, SpringGun, Steidl, sunnyoutside, Talisman House, Trembling Pillow, United Artists, Wakefield, WaveWesleyan University Press, Woodland Pattern, Wonder, YesYes Books & more more more!

Attendees can also win:
A print by Rachel B Glaser
A Walk in the Woods with Corwin Ericson
A Trip to Melville's House with Seth Landman
A Visit to Yankee Candle with Joseph Massey
Philadelphia Box from Natalie Lyalin
Macrame Lessons from Kari Freitag & more!

GOOD LUCK Y'ALL!

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Gillian Conoley & James Haug
Oct
2
8:00 pm20:00

Gillian Conoley & James Haug

James Haug's newest collection of poems, Legend of the Recent Past, was published by the National Poetry Review Press. His previous collections are Walking Liberty (Winner of the Morse Poetry Prize, Northeastern University Press) and The Stolen Car (University of Massachusetts Press). His chapbooks include Fox Luck, which won the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition, A Plan of How to Catch Amanda from Factory Hollow Press and Scratch from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He has launched a new independent press Scram that will publish chapbooks and full length titles.  His newest word & picture books are MASSACHUSETTS and MYRA. His poems have appeared in such journals as American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Crazyhorse, Field, and Ploughshares. He frequently teaches workshops for the MFA for Poets and Writers University of Massachusetts Amherst.


The daughter of radio station owner-operators, poet and editor Gillian Conoley was born in Austin. She was raised in Austin’s rural outskirts, where “the only art around was film,” Conoley recalled during a 2010 conversation with Sara Mumulo for The Offending Adam. This early exposure to film would influence her writing: “Film was my first experience of art. As a writer, I envy film’s ability to immediately draw us in to a world that looks so much like the one we walk in.” 

Her new books are PEACE just out from Omnidawn, and THE PLOT GENIE, also from Omnidawn; and just out this fall,  a translation of 3 Henri Michaux books, out from City Lights, THOUSAND TIMES BROKEN.

She is the founding editor the acclaimed literary journal VOLT, and professor and poet in residence at Sonoma State University.

 Conoley’s poetry engages the act of narrative sourcing with a dimensional, layered approach to the relationship between the poetic line and the page. Praising Conoley’s “out-of-the-corner-of-your-eye, down-a-sidestreet poetry of glimpsed coincidence” in a 1996 review of Beckon (1996) for the Boston Review, A.V. Christie notes, “Through imitation and the lushest, surreal collisions she often breaks into a world.” Conoley’s collections include Great Lakes Colleges New Writer Award–winner Some Gangster Pain, National Book Critics Circle Award–finalist Tall Stranger.  Her work is featured in American Hybrid: A Norton Anthology of New Poetry (2009, edited by Cole Swenson and David St. John), Lyric Postmodernisms: An Anthology of Contemporary Innovative Poetries (2008, edited by Reginald Shepherd), and Best American Poetry (1997, edited by James Tate).
 
Conoley earned a BA in journalism at Southern Methodist State University and an MFA at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Vermont College. Her honors include American Poetry Review’s Jerome J. Shestack Prize, several Pushcart Prizes, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fund for Poetry. Conoley lives with her husband, novelist Domenic Stansberry, in the San Francisco Bay area.