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Conjunctions:77, States of Play Launch Reading
An evening with Anelise Chen, Shelley Jackson, Arthur Sze, Tracie Morris, and Charles Bernstein
Friday, January 21, 2022
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Online Event
 [Conjunctions:77, States of Play Launch Reading] Please join us for the online launch of Conjunctions:77, States of Play! Hosted by Elliott Bay Book Company, the evening will feature readings by Anelise Chen, Shelley Jackson, Arthur Sze, and Tracie Morris and Charles Bernstein, with an introduction by editor Bradford Morrow. Click here to register!

Featured Authors

Charles Bernstein is the author of Topsy-Turvy and Pitch of Poetry (both University of Chicago Press). In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Bollingen Prize for Poetry. With Tracie Morris, Bernstein co-edited Best American Experimental Writing 2016 (Wesleyan University Press).

Anelise Chen's first book, So Many Olympic Exertions, came out with Kaya Press in 2017. She teaches writing at Columbia University.

Shelley Jackson is the author of Riddance (Black Balloon), Half Life (HarperCollins), The Melancholy of Anatomy (Anchor), hypertexts including Patchwork Girl (Eastgate Systems), and several children’s books, including The Old Woman and the Wave (DK) and Mimi’s Dada Catifesto (Clarion Books). She is known for her cross-genre experiments, most notably SKIN, a story published in tattoos on 2,095 volunteers.

Tracie Morris's recent books include the forthcoming titles handholding: on the other hand (Kore Press), human/nature poems (Litmus Press), Who Do With Words (expanded edition, Chax Press) and Hard Korè: Poems of Mythos and Place (Joca Seria Press).

Bradford Morrow (editor) is the author of nine books of fiction and the founding editor of Conjunctions. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in fiction, an Academy Award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Nora Magid Award for excellence in editing a literary journal.

Arthur Sze received the 2021 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. His newest book is The Glass Constellation: New and Collected Poems (Copper Canyon).

About the Issue
Published by Bard College in fall 2021, this kaleidoscopic issue on games, gambles, and gambits features new fiction, poetry, essays, and cross-genre work by Ranjit Hoskote, Joanna Scott, Shelley Jackson, John Darcy, Heather Altfeld, James Morrow, Kyoko Mori, Charles Bernstein& Tracie Morris, Catherine Imbriglio, Pierre Reverdy, David Shields, Robin Hemley, Joyce Carol Oates, Nathaniel Mackey, Anelise Chen, S.P. Tenhoff, Lowry Pressly, Cole Swensen, Rae Armantrout, Lucas Southworth, Kelsey Peterson, Arthur Sze, John Dimitroff, Alyssa Pelish, Nam Le, Tim Raymond, Justin Noga, Kate Colby, and Brian Evenson.

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Vol. 77
States of Play: The Games Issue
Fall 2021
Bradford Morrow

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January 12, 2022
The hope of non-sleepers is sleep, sleep is the food of all living presence, and time is the food of sleep. Time is a physiological condition, in addition to being a pit of holes. Sleep and wake are genres. Despite all appearances to the contrary, and notwithstanding dreams, sleep is a season. If you jump ahead, skip episodes of sleep, fragment the night, you lose the poetry of daytime. Daytime becomes a plot-driven slog; all it thinks about is sleep.
January 5, 2022
The trees conspiring to create eternity again.
Our bodies with every tendon, sheath, and auricle
intending to grow old again. Breath finding wings,
lungs, skin. Hearts becoming rooms, again.
December 15, 2021
A little mouth with little teeth. Nuns!
Not one. None!
Human reproduction on a copy machine.
Odor; three-sided
rhomboids; the social life of the page
β€”in several hands, all
of the seventeenth century. The hair at the back
of my head; the drum in your chest.
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An evening with Anelise Chen, Shelley Jackson, Arthur Sze, Tracie Morris, and Charles Bernstein
Friday, January 21, 2022
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Online Event