Poet, editor, and translator Anna Moschovakis’ audio walk will explore the landscape and economy of Hobart, formerly known as Waterville and currently as “The Book Village of the Catskills.” Her second book You and Three Others Are Approaching a Lake won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and her translations have been nominated for multiple prizes. Her writing explores economics, the self, philosophy, land, and criticism. She often speaks on issues in contemporary publishing, poetry and translation. A member of the publishing collective UDP, she has edited many books of poetry and teaches both at Pratt and in Bard’s MFA program, while living in South Kortright, in the Catskill/Delaware watershed.
Essayist Jennifer Kabat is co-founder of the site The Weeklings, and in her writing probes the essay form. She teaches at NYU and was awarded a Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism. Additive and hybrid, her writing draws on fiction and history as well as criticism. Her recent essay-as-ghost-story “The Place of the Bridge” for Arnolfini (Bristol UK) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Set just outside Margaretville in Delaware County, her audio walk will probe the watershed’s origins, hydrology and the nature of snow from Johannes Kepler to attempts to control the weather, including early experiments with cloud-seeding in the Western Catskills. She lives in Margaretville.
For more information on Jennifer Kabat: http://www.jenniferkabat.com/
Winner of New Zealand’s biennial Walters Prize in 2012, Newby has been in recent exhibitions including: Eraser, Laurel Gitlen, New York City, (2015); I feel like a truck on a wet highway, Lulu, Mexico City (2014); Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all., La Loge, Brussels (2013); and Let the other thing in, Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland (2013). Writing in Frieze magazine, Kabat called Newby’s work “radically slight,” while Art Forum has termed it “modest and contemplative… [it] highlights the mundane and commonplace, and … examines where place becomes as much a part of art’s content as objects.”
For more information on the work of Kate Newby: Hopkinson Mossman Gallery
Tim Saltarelli is a Canadian born, New York-based curator who has organized exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Europe. He’s worked with emerging and established artists including Camille Henrot and Cyprien Gaillard, served as curator of Frame at the Frieze Art Fair, and is currently director at Miguel Abreu Gallery.