Join us on Saturday, December 5th, at 5:30PM for Bushel’s first reading, featuring poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from Catherine Taylor, Kate Newby, Jennifer Kabat, Emily Skillings, C. A. Kaufman, and Tyler Weston, along with visual works by Newby.
Catherine Taylor works on a wide range of nonfiction forms—from documentary and literary journalism to lyric essays, hybrid-genre writing, and image-text projects. She is the author of Apart (Ugly Duckling Presse), a combined memoir and political history about South Africa, and of Giving Birth: A Journey Into the World of Mothers and Midwives (Penguin Putnam), which won the Lamaze International Birth Advocate Award. Taylor is a Founding Editor of Essay Press and Co-Director of the Image Text MFA at Ithaca College.
Kate Newby is a New Zealand artist based in Brooklyn. Recent solo exhibitions include: Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, 2015; I memorized it I loved it so much, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015; I feel like a truck on a wet highway, Lulu, Mexico City, 2014; Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all., La Loge, Brussels, 2014; Let the other thing in, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, 2013; Recent group exhibitions include: Natural Flavor, curated by Vivien Trommer, Ludlow 38, New York, 2015; Ordering Nature, Marianne Boesky, New York, 2015; Where the trees line the water that falls asleep in the afternoon, curated by Chris Sharp, P420, Bologna, 2015; The January February March (with Jennifer Kabat and Anna Moschovakis), The Catskills, 2015; Eraser, Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2015; The Promise, curated by Axel Weider, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2014.
A recent finalist for Notting Hill Editions’ Essay Prize, Jennifer Kabat lives in the sticks and is working on a book called Growing Up Modern, exploring art, ideology and the landscape. She’s been awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism and teaches at NYU.
Emily Skillings is a dancer poet/ poet dancer. She is the author of two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The 26 Sexual Practices of Plants (No, Dear/ Small Anchor Press). Recent poems can be found/are forthcoming in LitHub, Jubilat, Pleiades, Phantom Limb, Philadelphia Review of Books, Stonecutter, Maggy, Bone Bouquet, Big Lucks and Poor Claudia :: Crush. She lives in Brooklyn, where she is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series. With poet Adam Fitzgerald, she co-curated the exhibit “John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things” at Loretta Howard Gallery. She is an MFA candidate at Columbia University and runs the Earshot reading series with Allyson Paty.
C. A. Kaufman’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Southeast Review, Wigleaf, Hobart, Everyday Genius, Bodega, and elsewhere. She is currently an editor at Bedford/St. Martin’s and lives in Brooklyn.
Tyler Weston was raised in the Catskill Mountains and lives in Brooklyn. He writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.