Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
The James Gallery
Join us for the book launch of Celina Su’s debut poetry collection Landia, which questions spatial practices, architecture and cities as they relate to language, the visual, and literature, featuring Caroline Crumpacker, Paolo Javier, Cindi Katz, Alissa Quart, and special guest Youmna Chlala, whose first collection The Paper Camera (Litmus Press) is forthcoming. Both Su and Chlala’s new books intersect with their artistic and academic practices in multiple ways along the lines of race, translation, movement, and displacement. In Landia (Belladonna* Series), Celina Su excavates literal and figurative borderlands—redrawn boundaries, architectural palimpsests, underground transport systems—to reckon with the historical and cultural forces that shape our cities and our intimate lives.
Co-sponsored by Belladonna* Series, Litmus Press, The James Gallery, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, the Gittell Collective, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.