Word: An Anthology by a gathering of the Tribes
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HERE, NOW is an extremely occasional reading series which brings together local writers, the published and unpublished, the celebrated and the secret. It's a celebration of writing craft and practice and the importance of books and writers in our community. Featuring, Reyna Eisenstark, Brian Dewan, Norman Douglas, Grace Bonner, Irene Mitchell, and hosted by Karen Schoemer.
Poets of intersecting identities come together from A Gathering of the Tribes and the Poetry Brothel to perform new work in assorted modes, including confessional, philosophical, humor, and drag.
Featuring: Molly Kirschner, Joanna Sit, Nicholas Oliver Moore, Luciann Berrios
An effective technique in poetry is to guide the reader on a journey that feels like you’re discovering together as opposed to resorting to a heavy-handed didactic approach. Guess and Check is not a collection of poetry, however, Rutkowski employs this tactic as we follow his protagonist on life’s obstacle-ridden path
Medrie MacPhee’s newest paintings are made from the shapes and contours of disassembled garments, giving “pattern painting” an entirely new meaning.
There are some Minnesotans who want to rebrand this state as North. It’s become something of a movement, and I can’t help but think how apt that is.
As the civil rights movement crept north, the debate became over who was baddest: Martin Luther King, Jr. or Malcolm X.
A Gathering of the Tribes is an arts and cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts from a diverse perspective.
Located on the Lower East Side of New York City, Tribes has been in existence since 1991. In that year, Steve Cannon, poet, playwright, novelist, and retired professor from the City University of New York, converted a portion of his apartment into an informal salon. Despite his loss of eyesight to glaucoma, he encouraged the exchange of alternative points of view traditionally overlooked by mainstream media. The ideas raised in the discussions served as inspiration to the pieces later published in A Gathering of the Tribes Magazine.
In 1993, a further transformation of the space by Dora Espinoza, a Peruvian photographer, produced Tribes Gallery. Since then, Tribes has evolved into a performance venue and meeting place for artists and audiences to come together across all artistic disciplines, all levels of complexity, and all definitions of difference. In this pan-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment, artists exchange ideas, create peer relationships and find mentorship. Through Tribes’ publications, readers encounter a unique synthesis of literature, visual art, criticism and interviews with promising artists of all kinds. In an attempt to attract a wider audience for these artists, Tribes additionally organizes an annual outdoor event — The Charlie Parker Festival — to engage members of the community who have seldom, if ever, attended literary or artistic events.