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Sophie Seita and Jocelyn Spaar

May 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Sophie Seita works with language on the page, in performance, and in translation. She has presented her work at the Serpentine Gallery, La MaMa Galleria (NYC), Company Gallery (NYC), SoundEye (Cork), Neue Töne Festival (Stuttgart), Goethe-Institut New York, and elsewhere. Her publications include Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX, 2014), 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where, a translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf (Wonder, 2015). Other work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Gauss PDF, The White Review, Lana Turner, Bomb, 3:AM, PEN America, Currently & Emotion (Test Centre, 2016), and Raphael Sbrzesny’s artist book Service Continu 7/7 (Spector Books, 2017). The recipient of various awards and fellowships, she also received a PEN/Heim Grant (2015) for her forthcoming translation of Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected Poems (Belladonna*, 2017). She is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she’s currently editing a facsimile reprint of The Blind Man (UDP, 2017) and finishing her first monograph on avant-garde little magazine communities.

Jocelyn Spaar is a poet, translator, artist, and curator living and working in New York. Her poems, drawings, and translations have appeared in Bridge, Gigantic, The Magazine of the Artist’s Institute, The Paper Nautilus, The Paris Review Daily, Stonecutter, Storychord, Vice, and elsewhere. She has translated work for Archipelago Books and New Directions, and, with Kit Schluter, translated Amandine André’s Circle of Dogs, which she also illustrated (Solar Luxuriance, 2015). She is the illustrator of Cream by Cecilia Corrigan (Capricious, 2016) and has exhibited her drawings, films, and text-based installations at the 2ANNAS film festival, Apt. 302, The Bridge PAI, Knockdown Center, NOoSPHERE Arts, Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, and Ugly Duck. She most recently curated the exhibition Elective Affinities: A Library at the Hunter College Art Galleries.


May 9, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Berkeley Books of Paris


Berkeley Books of Paris
8, rue Casimir Delavigne
Paris, 75006 France
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