New Chapbook by Will Alexander

Based on the Bush of Ghosts Chapbooks were printed in a limited edition of 100, are hand bound, and have covers letterpressed at the Center for Books Arts in NYC. Catch the rising wave of Alexander’s recent production and travel into the depths of outer space where few have dared to go.We’re pleased to announce… Read more »

Daniel Kohn in Conversation

Watch the Full Conversation How do perspective, history, and memory influence the ways that we look at the world and imbue forms with meaning? How is the process of creating art also a process of negotiating a relationship with the physical world and understanding how it works? How is an artistic practice an analytical exercise… Read more »

Staging Ground Presents 3X30

Three 30 minute performances. Cues given on cue. High meets low meets high meets low. Meaning in the process of processionals. By professionals, in confessionals. Office Hours written, directed and performed by Bethany Ides and co I Am An Opera written and performed by Joseph Keckler Pink Melon Joy by Gertrude Stein, directed by Katherine… Read more »

Staging Ground Interviews Deborah Simon

Ursus arctos horribilius polymer clay, faux fur, linen, embroidery floss, acrylic paint, glass, wire and foam 26”H x 22”D x 22”W, 2013 SG: What is it about animals that draws you to use them as your artistic subject? DS: I’ve been drawing animals since I was about four, and, except for a brief stint as… Read more »

Issue 2 Launch Party

We’re very pleased to announce the release of Staging Ground Issue 2. We’d like to invite you (and all of your friends) to our Launch Party. Poetry by Marcella Durand, E Tracy Grinnell, Lucy Ives, Paolo Javier, and Stephen Motika. Works in translation by Lucy McNair and Jen Zoble. Music by Rue. Drinks by Jeff…. Read more »

Jarnot on Kurland

Bruce Kurland was born in 1938 and grew up on Long Island, studying at the Art Students League in Manhattan in the 1950s. His paintings span five decades, with an evolution out of the influence of traditional Dutch still life toward allegiances with contemporary artists such as Francis Bacon and Joel Peter Witkin. While the… Read more »

BOOG City 2013

Staging Ground is heading to BOOG City, 2013. Featuring a reading by Paolo Javier (at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 3rd) and a new limited edition pamphlet publication. See the full line-up of BOOG readers and events: BOOG CITY 2013   Paolo Javier is the Queens Borough Poet Laureate through 2013. He is the author of… Read more »

Translation Caravanserai

Staging Ground is pleased to introduce Translation Caravanserai, a new web series, featuring pieces by Melina Kamerić translated from the Bosnian by Jennifer Zoble; Edmond Amran El Maleh translated from the French by Lucy R. McNair; Kim Cheom Seon translated from the Korean by Matt Reeck and Angela Choi.

Two Stories from Shoes for Oscar Night

The Daughter of the Last Mohican by Melina Kamerić translated from the Bosnian by Jennifer Zoble Her mother made candles. And that’s why Davorka always smelled like a strange blend of wax and the powdered sugar her grandma sprinkled on šapice, the little round cookies we lovingly called paws. Davorka’s grandma made the best šapice… Read more »

A Thousand Years, One Day

A Thousand Years, One Day by Edmond Amran El Maleh translated from the French by Lucy R. McNair “Paul Celan: no one bears witness for the witness. And yet we always choose a companion: not for ourselves but for something within us, outside us, that needs us to be lacking in ourselves in order to… Read more »