Friday, April 9, 2010

Check out A.I.R Gallery Presents: Three Rainmakers (an afternoon of Potent Poetries)

Three Rainmakers
E.J. Antonio • Geoffrey Jacques • JoAnne McFarland
Join us for an afternoon of Potent Poetries
Sunday, April 18,
1–3 PM
Geoffrey Jacques will read from his groundbreaking book A Change in the Weather: Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary. This latest book answers the question “What happens when we put African American expressive culture at the center of modernism?”* Geoffrey Jacques received his PhD in English from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and currently teaches in the Writing Program at York College, CUNY. He has published three collections of poetry, including Just for a Thrill.

E.J. Antonio will read new poems and a selection from her chapbook Every Child Knows. E.J. Antonio is a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a recipient of fellowships from the Hurston/Wright Foundation and the Cave Canem Foundation.
Her work has been published in Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, The Mom Egg Literary Journal, and Torch among others. She is one of the featured poets on the CD, Beauty Keeps Laying It’s Sharp Knife Against Me: Brant Lyon and Friends.

JoAnne McFarland, and writers E.J. Antonio, Gretta Keene and William Murray, will read the shape shifting poems from Acid Rain.

Acid Rain received Honorable Mention in the inaugural 2009 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Second Book Award. The complete collection is available on CD with music composed by William Murray. JoAnne McFarland has art works in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Columbus Museum of Art, and the Department of State among others. She is also the author of The Glassblower’s Tale and Fossil Fuel.

Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am to 6pm. For directions please see For additional information, please contact Kat Griefen at A.I.R. Gallery at 212-255-6651 or

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