Wendy’s Subway is pleased to present a monthly reading series in conjunction with the Reading Room at Bard Graduate Center. On select Wednesdays from April through July, poets and writers based in New York and across the country will read new work, variously engaging with titles in the collection and its guiding theme, “ritual and capital.”
All events start at 7 pm with refreshments available from 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, June 14: An evening of readings organized by the annual journal Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe, with a special presentation of Eirik Steinhoff’s A Fiery Flying Roule (Station Hill Press). Featuring Steinhoff, Andrea Lawlor, Miranda Mellis, and special guests.
As the serial disasters of capitalism’s current crisis—economic, political, environmental—continue to batter the world, Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe is a device for recording, analyzing, and transmitting events as they happen. But it offers neither dire predictions nor false hopes. Instead, it embraces the mystery of what might transpire. Black Box is ultimately a documentary project, a record of the catastrophe, but it’s an open question where the inquiry will take us. It may be a record of the disastrous end. Or it may be a record of the turning. The first volume, published in 2015, contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest minds in critical theory.
A Fiery Flying Roule (Station Hill Press) is a series of pamphlets by Eirik Steinhoff, handed out during Occupy Oakland in 2011-2012.