Bumblemoth: News from the Studio


September 10, 2016


PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “In these stories, author and visual artist Wikswo’s juxtaposes dreamy, surreal prose with shadowed, ambiguous, occluded dreamscapes to haunting effect. Her stories defy narrative and instead read like a series of short poems or incantations—heady, euphoric, and full with loss.” Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, […]

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November 28, 2016

(c) Quintan Ana Wikswo / Nonagon for the Dead who are Rising / from OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL

Quintan Ana Wikswo’s performance script for NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING (from OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL) is an improvised hybrid text accompanied by nine performance rituals – with music by Arthur Kell. A spiral of abstract conceptual compositions surrounding colonialism, genocide, and resistance, the Black Panthers, the Black Snake Dakota Access Pipeline, Nazi […]

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11/16: Published in Conjunctions / “THE HEART IS AN ORGAN WHICH MUST BE BLED” with CRAIG FOLTZ

November 20, 2016

The Heart Is an Organ Which Must Be Bled

A new hybrid text by me and Craig Foltz just published in Conjunctions – deemed “astonishing, gorgeous, uncanny” – THE HEART IS AN ORGAN WHICH MUST BE BLED is part of their new sci-fi issue Other Aliens. “The Heart Is An Organ Which Must Be Bled” can be read online here. “It was here that we drafted the […]

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10/25: Premiering “MADRID HUNGERS” with Arthur Kell at Madrid General

October 20, 2016

(c) Quintan Ana Wikswo / All Winter Long the Girls Smoked Tobacco Leaves

Madrid General 2873 NM-14, Madrid, New Mexico 87010 October 25th at 8pm Some Serious Business and Madrid General present MADRID HUNGERS, an intimate reading and performance with the duo Quintan Ana Wikswo (writer, poet) and SSB Artist-in-Residence Arthur Kell (composer/upright bassist). Accompanied by Kell on bass, Wikswo reads her provocative prose poems and stories set in […]

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10/22: Premiering “Nonagon for the Dead who are Rising” at Radical Abicus

October 20, 2016

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Radical Abicus 1226 Calle de Comercio, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 9pm – 1am $5 NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING Quintan Ana Wikswo (writer, visual artist, performer) and Arthur Kell (composer, upright bassist) premiere their new work “Nonagon for the Dead who are Rising,” a spiral of abstract conceptual compositions surrounding colonialism, the black […]

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9/30: Video of Artist Talk for “Fieldwork: Out Here Death is No Big Deal” at Santa Fe Art Institute / SFAI 140

September 28, 2016


I was invited to speak for 140 minutes on my project OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL and FIELDWORK as part of the prestigious Santa Fe Art Institute’s Immigration/Emigration Forum SFAI 140. I didn’t quite make the 140 minute cut-off, but it was good to share the work with an enthusiastic audience, and discuss my […]

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7/22: Lecture, Exhibit & Installation “Case Histories” and “Out Here Death Is No Big Deal” at Santa Fe Art Institute

July 22, 2016

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  Tonight at the Santa Fe Art Institute 140  I will be presenting my project OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL with an artist talk about “Fieldwork,” and a collaborative exhibition/installation of work called CASE HISTORIES with artist Matthew Contos of Contos+Wikswo. To learn more about this project, read my essay in Guernica and […]

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6/28: “On the Sofa” published in Kenyon Review Weekend Reads

June 29, 2016

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A great big hooray to The Kenyon Review for featuring my short piece on two women in love and lust in 1920s Lithuania – ON THE SOFA OF A SYNAGOGUE IN VILNIUS, 1923 – in KR’s Weekend Reads. And much love to the elderly survivor who told me her love story one afternoon in Vilnius […]

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6/26 “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” German Premiere at Festpiel Tolstefanz

June 24, 2016

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For those of you in Germany, I’m pleased to let you know that the chamber opera Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie by composer Pamela Madsen with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo –Pierre’s Dissertation on Crystals– will be performed by the extraordinary Nicholas Isherwood June 26th at the Festpiel Tolstenfanz! We are all very excited about the ELECTRIC […]

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An Open Letter About Orlando

June 14, 2016


I remember when I was 19, a Desert Storm combat vet taught me how to shoot an AR-15 at a Texas gun range – he was upset after my girlfriend and I almost got killed by white bigots for making out in a Taco Bell parking lot, and all I had was a knife to […]

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05/05: Interview in Conjunctions with Edie Meidav about “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far”

May 3, 2016

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Honored to be interviewed by one of my heroes, writer and editor Edie Meidav, at Conjunctions magazine. Click here to read the interview. http://www.conjunctions.com/webconj.htm Conjunctions has published my work multiple times over the years…including here (a story from my recently published book The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far) and here (a selection from my recently completed […]

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4/16: Radio Interview about “Fieldwork” and “Out Here Death Is No Big Deal”

April 15, 2016

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Tune in to the streaming radio broadcast this Saturday April 16 from 10am-12pm MST to hear me and Susan Martin of Some Serious Business interviewed on 96.9FM Kmrd-LP Madrid Community Radio‘s “PLANET JUNIPER: with Bett and Beth” in legendary Madrid, New Mexico. Livestreaming at http://www.kmrd.fm/listen We’ll be getting into the thick about my ‪‎OutHereDeathIsNoBigDeal‬ project on gender […]

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World Tour of opera “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” with video projections

April 13, 2016

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I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming international tour of the multi-media opera LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE, a collaboration composed byPamela Madsen with my site-specific video and image installations and projections, which I created at the labs of Marie Curie in Paris. Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie is a multi-media opera about the passions of […]

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March 31, 2016


If you’re rambling through the Association of Writers & Writing Programs‪  #awp Bookfair, and you stop by the Coffee House Press booth, consider giving my book a little scratch under the chin. There are djinns involved.

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2/24: “POLONIUM” performed in CSUF New Music Festival

February 12, 2016

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My video projection POLONIUM, a collaboration with composer Pamela Madsen will be performed on Feb 24 as part of the 15th Annual CSUF New Music Festival, along with works by Pauline Oliveros and Arvo Part. I spent two weeks filming at Marie Curie’s laboratories in Paris, and love this collaboration! If you’re in town hope […]

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