fields magazine and BookWoman are partnering on a new reading series/open mic called Austin Interfaces! Expect an intimate night of poetry, fiction, music, essays, and an open mic featuring up-and-coming artists in the Austin area. Our first gathering will be on Thursday, January 17.
For Art in Conversation’s third episode, fields spoke with two members of Seaside Tryst, a Seattle band that describes itself as super synthy "trans ass new wave" with a knack for aggressively danceable songs. Here, Seaside Tryst discusses what attracted them to Seattle's music scene and what diversity looks like within it.
Bitchcraft is a variety show hosted by the comedic powerhouse Selena Coppock and Lauren Maul in New York City. Here, the founders of the show share some of their favorite things, which includes the radio show Sophisticated Boom Boom, Kacey Musgraves’s newest album, and Grease 2.
Calen Firedancing is a black queer poet, filmmaker, and undergraduate student at Williams College, majoring in English and Africana Studies. Originally born in Los Angeles, Calen now calls Phoenix home when he is not in Massachusetts. Here are three of his poems from our spring/summer 2018 issue.
This week in “things we like,” essayist and artist Aisha Mirza shares with us some of their favorite things, which includes a blog about Afrofuturism and the Caribbean and African diaspora in Britain, the music of Kadhja Bonet, and their grandmother’s mince puff pastries.
Fady Joudah’s stunning Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance feels like slowly remembering pieces of a dream. The book of poems examines reanimation in a multitude of forms—reanimation of body, of memory, of myth, and of emotion.
Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955-1975, presents a comprehensive look at the work of a country exploring the liberation of democracy while battling the injustices of a global capitalist system. Editor Sean Redmond explores these tensions in a review of this compelling exhibition, on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 20.
Author Matthew Sharpe speaks with artist Sue Havens about her work, Turkish embroidery, ephemera, raku ceramics, and more.