EP57circleNo Longer Inside Our Own Circles
Damon Krukowski and Jill Magi

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Damon Krukowski and Jill Magi met electronically in the process of putting together this arresting epistolary exchange—a piece that, through its invention of a textured, polyphonic prose combining elements from each author’s ongoing interdisciplinary pursuits, inspired our current Stereo Series. Part collage, part medley, part paralogue, part tapestry, No Longer Inside Our Own Circles, with its quiet concentricities, its sometimes symmetrics, continuously offers, in Magi’s terms, yet “another example of narrative alongside abstraction.”
DAMON KRUKOWSKI is a musician (Damon & Naomi, Galaxie 500) and poet, author of Afterimage and The Memory Theater Burned. He is currently at work on a nonfiction book about analog and digital sound, to be published by the New Press.
JILL MAGI is an artist, writer, and critic working in text, image, and textile. She is the author of Threads, Torchwood, SLOT, Cadastral Map, LABOR, and a scholarly monograph on textimage hybridity, Pageviews/Innervisions. In the spring of 2015 Magi wrote weekly commentaries for Jacket2 on “A textile poetics.” Also in 2015 Magi curated two e-pamphlets for Essay Press, entitled Labor Poetic Labor! and Labor Poetic Labor! 2: into the archive. The NYU Abu Dhabi Project Space Gallery mounted a solo exhibition of Magi’s visual work in 2015, and she teaches textiles, poetry, and art electives at NYUAD, where she joined the faculty in 2013.


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Essay Press is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2016 Essay Press Open Book Contest judged by Carla Harryman: Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold and Of Sphere by Karla Kelsey, which will be published in Fall 2017.