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paperback LA

Honored to be included in Paperback LA, a surprising and witty collection of some of the best writing ever about Los Angeles, edited by Susan LaTempa. More than a dozen major selections include new work and fresh discoveries: a radio broadcast, a ballad, a magazine article, excerpts from prizewinning novels and memoirs. These pieces are punctuated by perceptive photo essays, a quotable lineup of one-liners, and other quick hits. My contribution on behalf of Venice Arts included a photo essay of work by youth in the organization's Art Mentoring program, accompanied by a short essay on the cultural resonance of the Venice Skate Park.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM:
Eve Babitz • Paul Beatty • Dan Bern • Arna Bontemps • Carlos Bulosan • Cecil Castelucci • Victoria Dailey • William Heath Davis • Robert Landau • Justin Andrew Marks • Steve Martin • Hugo Reid • Vin Scully • Susan Sontag • Clancy Sigel • Hector Tobar • Victor and Mary Lau Valle • Elysa Voshell/Venice Arts

 

THE BLUE NOTEBOOK

"Reading in Installments: Book Art Meets Installation," my essay exploring intersections between book arts and installation through the work of five contemporary artists, was featured in the October 2009 edition of this peer-review journal published by Impact Press at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England.

 
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PHILACENTRIK

The first book project of the University of Pennsylvania's Common Press, Philacentrik includes views of Philadelphia from nine contributors. My story "The planes were falling out of the sky again" was included as a detachable insert. The book was designed and printed by Matt Neff and Chris Van Auken. The book was recognized in “Regional Design Annual: East,” Print (New York, November/December 2007).

7.75 x 10 inches, 32 pages
Printed in an edition of 120

 
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STEREO 3: LA RÉVOLUTION C’EST CHIC

"The Revolution of the Artist Book" coauthored with Dunya Steyns

STEREO 4: REMOTE CONTROL

"The planes were falling out of the sky again," with illustrations by Dunya Steyns