Mel Nichols curates the Ruthless Grip Poetry Series at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.
Steffani Jemison’s A Rock, A River, A StreetBy Tara Aisha Willis
MARCH 2023 | Art Books
Reading A Rock, A River, A Street is like finding a way through an enigmatic moment of performance: the body is the thing that connects feelings and experiences, moves us through them. It is a train of thought, a largely unvoiced internal monologue to which we are given partial access.
Troy Montes-Michie’s Rock of EyeBy Megan N. Liberty
FEB 2022 | Art Books
These collages use the multiple interpretations and histories of the stitch to explore masculinity, sexuality, and marginal identities. In a moment when conversations around the policing of Black bodies in public space continue to grow and gain momentum, Montes-Michies quiet scenes of interiority dramatically change the context.
Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBy Rona Lorimer
MAY 2022 | Field Notes
The French presidential elections brought what many were dreading, a standoff between what has long been called the authoritarian liberalism of Emmanuel Macron and the avowed fascism of Marine Le Pen.
Jessica Hopper’s The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock CriticBy George Grella
JUL-AUG 2021 | Music
To interpolate an old line about sports, fans hear with their hearts. Hopper is a critic who, like all of us, is originally a fan, and that delineating is often hazy and, in the space of this book, self-contradictorynot in the way that happens to us all, having an opinion about a thing and then later changing our minds, but in terms of values.