Residency: Jason Lipeles, “Two Clocks,” April 17 to May 1, 2023, Closing event Thursday, April 27, 7pm, with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Jan Verberkmoes, and Manuel Calvillo de la Garza!

Writer, video artist, and human-being-with-feelings Jason Lipeles will be in residence at Counterpath for the last two weeks of April. Closing event Thursday, April 27, 7pm, with readings by Manual Calvillo de la Garza, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Jan Verberkmoes.

At the Counterpath Residency, Lipeles will complete the last piece in his video trilogy, “Two Clocks.” This series references Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers) (1991) that consists of two round clocks touching on a wall. Initially, the clocks move at the same pace until they inevitably go out of sync. The first two videos take song and prayer as inspiration to meld together fractured time. The third video in the series will respond to Wayne Koestenbaum’s relationship to the AIDS crisis in his published works. Just as Koestenbaum does not have a “Jewish” or “queer” book, he does not have an “AIDS” book. Instead, the reader is left with fragments. Lipeles’s work will cross decades of Koestenbaum’s oeuvre to excavate new knowledge only acquired by seeing time shot through these shards.

Jason Lipeles (he/him) is a writer, video artist, and human-being-with-feelings. He founded Faint Line Press and co-founded the ee!, a space for loving responses to zines and artbooks, with Marcella Green. He is an alumnus of Image Text Ithaca MFA; Reciprocity Artist Retreat; and Institute for Jewish Creativity. His chapbook, Letters to M., a finalist for the Chautauqua Janus Prize, was published by Pilot Press in 2021. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Denver. 

Manuel Calvillo de la Garza is a writer, collage-maker, and translator from Monterrey, México. He’s been a fellow or scholar at the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and Community of Writers. His work appears in lit journals and has been anthologized in Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century. He translates for the Borchard Foundation Center on Literary Arts and for A Leer Más Cuentos. He’s done with his first novel, “School of Artistas Inmigrantes,” and is studying a PhD in creative writing at the University of Denver.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA. Raised by immigrant Korean war survivors and orphans, she currently lives in Denver, Colorado. She’s published five poetry books, most recently No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (Kore Press, 2017), and Aerial Concave Without Cloud (Nightboat, 2022). She was a Pew Fellow in the Arts for Poetry in 2013, and has been awarded arts residencies in the US and internationally in poetry, video art, and movement. She has published numerous essays on Asian American writing and contemporary US experimental poetry, and ran Corollary Press, a chapbook series dedicated to experimental multi-ethnic writing, from 2006-2016. Her video, performance, and installation art have been presented at The Blaffer Museum of Art (TX), Leon Gallery (CO), The Asian Arts Initiative (PA), Artworks Center for Contemporary Art (CO), Chicago’s IN>TIME Performance Art Festival (IL), and Georgia Gallery (CO). Here interests in clude diapsora, Find her at

Jan Verberkmoes the author of Firewatch (Fonograf Editions, 2021). She is co-editor of Propeller Books Contemporary Poetry Series and co-founder of the micropress Condensery:. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Stadler Fellowship, and Fulbright Fellowships, she is now pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Denver.