On Friday, October 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted a reading by Barry Schwabsky, Noel Black, and Alexis Almeida.
Barry Schwabsky was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and presently lives in London. He is the art critic of The Nation and his essays have appeared in many other publications, including Flash Art (Milan), Artforum, theLondon Review of Books and Art in America. His books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art, and Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, the most recent being Book Left Open in the Rain (Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail).
Noel Black is a Colorado Springs native. He has worked as a print journalist, blogger and radio producer everywhere from San Francisco to New York City, but has always considered the Pikes Peak region home. Noel oversees a fleet of Colorado College interns overseeing the production of KRCC’s The Big Something. He is also the author of many chapbooks and two full-length books of poems, including La Goon (The New Heave-Ho Press, 2013) and Uselysses (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011).
Alexis Almeida teaches creative writing at the University of Colorado, where she is at work on an MFA in poetry. Recent poems have appeared in La Vague, The Ampersand Review, and a chapbook from NewLights Press. Portions of her translation of Florencia Walfisch’s ‘Sopa de Ajo y Mezcal’ recently appeared in Aufgabe. She lives in Denver.