Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

NEW BOOK / “A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE”

January 26, 2017

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Quintan Ana Wikswo’s A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE / forthcoming October 2017 / Stalking Horse Press I’m delighted to announce the upcoming publication of my second book, a fabulist family history – a novel with photographs that surrounds sexuality, resistance, and the battle for independence in the mixed-race town of Lynchburg, […]

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ONGOING PRAISE & PRESS FOR “THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR”

September 10, 2016

Quintan Ana Wikswo THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR

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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OPEN LETTER TO AWP regarding DISABILITY RIGHTS

February 10, 2017

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Here is my open letter to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs regarding their disability rights infringements at #AWP17. Please write me at Q at Quintan wikswo dot com regarding disability in/accessibility at #AWP17. I have included the list of contacts at the end – I suggest contacting their Board Chair (David Haynes,214-768-3561) and […]

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02/07: i-ABC Intersectional Activism Book Collective

January 26, 2017

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I’m pleased to announce the formation of i-ABC: INTERSECTIONAL ACTIVISM BOOK COLLECTIVE – a monthly gathering of folx – facilitated by Quintan Ana Wikswo, Alicia Marie Rencountre-Da Silva, and Bineh Ndefru -who come together through books to explore the kinetic intersectionality of today’s social justice activism. Curiosity, cooperation, and humility are our cornerstones. Held the first Tuesday of […]

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02/27: Teaching Anti-Bystander Workshop at Meow Wolf

January 26, 2017

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Stay tuned for more information about this practical and tactical two-hour workshop I’m presenting with Attiana Virella-Fuentes at the infamous Meow Wolf of Santa Fe. “TO NOT STAND IDLY BY: TACTICS AND STRATEGIES FOR BYSTANDER INTERVENTION” will focus on teaching participants how to use a wide range of tools, tactics, and strategies for how to intervene […]

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03/01: “Nonagon” forthcoming in Numero Cinq

January 26, 2017

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My work NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE ABOUT TO RISE will be published in the March issue of the delightfully daring magazine Numero Cinq – a perfect home for this piece in which dead resistance workers are called forth from the afterlife to come and guide us through the challenges we face in this […]

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04/09: Performing at Bowery Poetry in NYC

January 26, 2017

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I’m delighted to be the featured performer on the evening of Sunday, April 9th at POET NYC and SLAMFIND at Bowery Poetry…led by Mason Granger at one of my favorite venues in the world. I’ll be reading about 20 minutes of all new work from my project on human rights and resistance in the US-Mexico Border region. […]

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01/17 on Soundcloud: “Carcass”

January 26, 2017

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CARCASS written and read by QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO music composed and performed by ARTHUR KELL performed October 2016 at MADRID GENERAL, Madrid NM forthcoming on EDNA by the Millay Colony supported by Creative Capital and Some Serious Business CARCASS is an excerpt from the major body of work OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL, […]

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11/25 on SOUNDCLOUD: “NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING”

November 28, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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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