The AP Winter Newsletter features: Open submissions, talks and travel, exploring barnyards by nose, chocolates by touch, a soap/burgers story, and more…
Dear friends and family,
The new year always launches me into a gratifying state of cautious optimism. Thanks to a small burst of speaking invitations, I’m looking forward to connecting with some of you in person over the… Read more
“Inspiration Porn Star” is a raucously dark, debauched, and ill-tempered short story about a blind comedian published last year in Artificial Divide. This anthology, edited by Robert Kingett and Randy Lacey, was a first-of-its-kind own-voices collection of fiction by blind and visually-impaired writers. Several friends also have stories in there, including Alice Eakes, who makes some memorable appearances in There… Read more
About 15 years ago I first learned that Helen Keller performed in vaudeville. As I discuss in There Plant Eyes, I was moonlighting as a performance artist with the Art Stars of the Lower East Side when I stumbled upon the delicious fact that Helen and Annie did the vaudeville circuit for 4 years (1920-24), I instantly knew it would… Read more
I was delighted to share space with Amy Amantea on her Accessing Art with Amy podcast! We chatted about the importance of blind culture as well as my converging and diverging paths of art and academia. We managed to pack quite a bit into her fast-paced half-hour podcast, including a brief reading from the There Plant Eyes: A Personal and… Read more
On Sunday, October 24 at 7pm, I’ll be thrilled to return to my old hood of Astoria to do my first live performance in like, OMG, 3 years?! I’ll be telling a story about translation–sensory translation–at the wonderful Story Collider…
Sunday, October 24, 2021
7:00 PM 8:30 PM
QED Astoria – OUTDOORS27-16 23rd AvenueQueens, NY, 11105United States (map)
Join us… Read more
I’m excited to be one of two featured performers at the Inspired Word Tuesday Night World Showcase and Open Mic! Come check out my half-hour performance of selections from There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness (Pantheon Books, June 2021), and consider a performance of your own!
Tickets at Eventbrite.
More about There Plant Eyes
A probing,… Read more