NYC | October 23, 2016
Keep the door open! Fresh air and cool prose are heading our way. Four compelling writers take the stage at the October 23rd Sunday Salon. Maybe you’re familiar with the work of these global citizens as editor, academic, or reviewer. Now, witness their mega talents at the mic. Please join us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Emmanuel Iduma, born and raised in Nigeria, is a writer and art critic. He is the author of the novel Farad (2012, Nigeria) now available as the North American version in a new edition called The Sound of Things to Come (The Mantle, New York) and co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He has contributed essays on art and photography to a number of journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Guernica, ESOPUS, Music and Literature, ARTNews, and The Trans-African, for which he works as managing editor. His interviews with photographers and writers have appeared in the Aperture blog, Wasafiri, and Africa is A Country. He co-founded and directs Saraba magazine. Since 2011, Iduma has worked with Invisible Borders, a trans-African organization based in Nigeria. He played a major curatorial role in the group’s installation A Trans-African Worldspace at the 2015 Venice Biennale. He was longlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize in 2013. In 2015, he was writer-in-residence at the Danspace Project’s Platform in New York, L’appartement 22 in Rabat, and the Thread Residency in Sinthian, Senegal. A lawyer by training, he holds an MFA in art criticism and writing from the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Peter Kispert is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s MFA program, where he served as editor-in-chief of Indiana Review, and Columbia University’s Publishing Course. His work has appeared in OUT Magazine, Salon, Slice, McSweeney’s, Colorado Review, The Carolina Quarterly, and has been cited in The New Yorker and NPR. He lives in New York City.
Margaret Rhee is the author of chapbooks Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015, cover design by The Mystery Parade) and Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011). She co-edited Glitter Tongue: queer and trans love poems and Here is a Pen: An Anthology of West Coast Kundiman Poets. She is a Kundiman Fellow and the Kathy Acker Fellow and is a poetry reviewer at Publisher’s Weekly. In 2014, she received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies. Currently, she is a visiting assistant professor in Women and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon.
Meredith Talusan has written features, personal essays, and opinion pieces for VICE Magazine, The Guardian, Matter, BuzzFeed, Narratively, The American Prospect, The Nation, and many other publications. She’s currently working on a memoir.