The 2020 Cohort Set of Four

$104.00

  • Fugitive Assemblage, lyric noir by Jennifer Calkins
  • The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory & Contemplative Practice of Media Art, by Marilyn Freeman
  • There Must Be Happy Endings: On A Theater of Optimism & Honesty, by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
  • The High Alive: An Epic Hoodoo Diptych, by Carlos Sirah

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Diverse and daring in form, content and perspective, the books of the 2020 Cohort are in conversation with one another and with readers…with you. On its own, each book is an essential and urgent offering. As a collection, they are vast – speculative fiction, poetics, personal essay and theory – a map of real and imagined criss-crossing paths through heartbreak and war, survival and healing, contemplative creativity and the ethics of making art.

Fugitive Assemblage, by Jennifer Calkins It’s California, 1983. A woman pulls an IV out of her arm, walks out of the hospital, and starts driving north. Fugitive Assemblage is lyric noir rendered through ghostly images and voices conjured out of the trauma of family, of place, of love.
$24
FICTION
ISBN: 978-1-7344071-0-5
Trade Paper
164 pages
5.5″ x 8″

The Illuminated Space: A Personal Theory & Contemplative Practice of Media Art, by Marilyn Freeman Expansive and personal, lyrical and analytical, fragmented and fluent, The Illuminated Space divines the dialectical nature of time-based art.
$28
NON-FICTION / ESSAY
ISBN: 978-1-7344071-3-6
Trade Paper
COLOR IMAGES
280 pages
5.5″ x 8″

There Must Be Happy Endings: On A Theater of Optimism & Honesty, by Megan Sandberg-Zakian An artistic coming-of-age story in ten essays, There Must Be Happy Endings navigates the ethics of making hopeful art in an unjust and chaotic world.
$24
NON-FICTION
ISBN: 978-1-7344071-1-2
Trade Paper
230 pages
5.5″ x 8″

The High Alive: An Epic Hoodoo Diptych, by Carlos Sirah “The Light Body” and “The Utterances” transform book into performance space for a mythopoesis of blackness and queerness, of return and foray in this tête-bêche diptych of grief and possibility.
$28
POETRY / DRAMA
ISBN: 978-1-7344071-2-9
Trade Paper
386 pages
5.5″ x 8″

The books of the 2020 Cohort were thoughtfully designed for people who love books…to read them, to smell them, to write in their wide margins, to tuck things in their pages. The velvety Mohawk felt covers of all four books are graced by the strange and wonderful botanical shapes of artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez. They feature rich, color end-sheets and French folds for holding your place. All the books are the same dimensions (5 1/2″ x 8″ – not too tall and not too small) so they fit neatly together on your shelf.

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Weight 60 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5.5 × 3 in