manuel arturo abreu, Lou Rowan and Jane Wong
Curated and organized by Kat Seidemann
2 West Roy St. Seattle, WA, 98110
Sunday 27 March 2016
manuel arturo abreu
(b. 1991, Santo Domingo) is a poet and artist from the Bronx. They work in text, ephemeral sculpture, and photography. Recent group exhibitions include Remains at the Reed College Feldenheimer Gallery, First Look: Real Live Online co-presented by Rhizome and the New Museum, and Recovery Systems at HOUSE Gallery. Recent and forthcoming publicationsinclude the Offing, General Fine Arts, Apogee Journal, and ESFERAS. Their first book, List of Consonants, is available from Bottlecap Press. manuel currently lives and works in Portland, OR.
In 2003, Rowan forwent his career in finance to write full-time. The same year marked the advent of Golden Handcuffs Review, which he continues to edit. His informal education began in the Lower East Side of “The City,” when the artistic experiments in and around St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery flourished. Rowan’s books include The Alphabet of Love Serial, stories, 2015; My Last Days, Superman’s autobiography, 2007; Sweet Potatoes, stories, 2008. A Mystery’s no Problem, novel, and Love’s, poetry, are forthcoming in 2016.
Wong‘s poems can be found in anthologies and journals such as Best American Poetry 2015, Best New Poets 2012, Pleiades, Third Coast, and others. She holds a MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches Poetry and Asian American Studies at the University of Washington Bothell and the Hugo House. Along with three chapbooks, Jane is the author of the book Overpour (Action Books), forthcoming this fall.
Katherine “Kat” Seidemann is a Seattle poet, writer, and artist with an MFA from the University of Washington Bothell. In 2014, she founded aether inK, a literary curation project dedicated to multi-disciplinary exhibitions. Winner of the Marcia Barton Award for Poetry in 2008, Kat’s work has been published in the Licton Springs Review, Clamor and Rogue Agent. Her visual work has been shown at Shift Gallery and Gallery 1412 among others.