ThreadS Talks SERIES


Threads, a series of talks devoted to the art of the book, includes poets, scholars, artists, and publishers. Curated by Steve Clay and Kyle Schlesinger, the series seeks to explore and enrich relationships between various strands of book culture that are often approached in isolation—poetry and writing, visual and performing arts, collaboration, design, printing, independent publishing, literary history, critical theory, and material culture.

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Threads began in New York City in March 2009 and concluded in October 2012. There were 12 speakers: Alan Loney, Charles Alexander, Simon Cutts, Buzz Spector, Jerome Rothenberg, Cecilia Vicuña,  Jen Bervin, Kathleen Walkup, Johanna Drucker, Keith Smith, Richard Minsky, and Emily McVarish.

The talks were recorded before a small studio audience and are available for listening on PennSound. Transcriptions of the talks were edited by Steve Clay and Kyle Schlesinger, and published as Threads Talk Series by Granary Books and Cuneiform Press in 2016. To read more about the published book or to purchase, click here.

Threads is further documented in the Granary Books Archive held at Columbia University Libraries Rare Book and Manuscript Library, with correspondence and related files. Jacket2 published an interview with Leo Genji Amino and Johanna Druckers on Granary Books after her Threads talk, available here.

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