Shekhinah Speaks Book Launch at MoMA’s PS1 Bookstore

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore and selva oscura press invite you to participate in the book launch, discussion and signing of Joy Ladin’s new book of poetry, Shekinah speaks. Ladin will be in conversation with Gregg Bordowitz, moderated by Fred Moten.

The event will take place in person on Sat 11 Jun 2022, 15:005:00 p.m. EDT at Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, New York and will be streamed on Instagram Live @artbookps1.

“In this new collection, Joy Ladin wonderfully records the stories of the Shekhinah, the feminine aspect of Gd, an extremely important figure in Judaism. Each poem in Shekinah speaks whirlpools and surges at different speeds, alternately fierce and tender flowing like a timeless continuous present. In Ladin’s work, the Shekhinah has much to say about our current conditions and challenges. Poetry is earthy, ethereal and soulful.” —Gregg Bordowitz

Joy Ladin is the author of ten books of poetry, including the 2022 one Shekinah speakswinner of the National Jewish Book Prize Anne’s bookand Lambda Literary Award finalists Imitation and Transmigration. She has also published a memoir on gender transition, Through the gate of lifeand a groundbreaking work of trans theology, The The Stranger’s Soul: Reading God and The Torah from a transgender perspective. Her work has been recognized with a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship, among other honors.

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About MoMA PS1: Founded in 1971, MoMA PS1 is dedicated to the production, presentation, interpretation and dissemination of the work of innovative artists in all media, fostering creativity and uninhibited artistic exploration. Its programs reflect the complex nature of international art practice, appeal to a wide and diverse audience, and stimulate discourse on the art of our time.
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About selva oscura press: Founded in 2015 with the aim of publishing beautiful emerging and established poetry and experimental writing. The press takes its name from dark wood of Dante’s Inferno, as well as an omen when bourbon ages. Some of it evaporates from the oak barrels which gives the drink its character and blackens the bark for nearby trees. In the slang of distillers, it is the the part of the angels. selva oscura press

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