This Is How You Are a Citizen: Bloof Books Reading and Q&A at Bucks County Community College (Newtown, PA)

Three poets publishing with the NJ-based independent press Bloof Books read from their work, followed by a book signing and Q&A on the intersections of feminism, literary arts, and small-press publishing. Featuring Nikki Wallschaleger (Crawlspace, Houses), Shanna Compton (Brink, For Girls & Other Poems), and Pattie McCarthy (scenes from the lives of my parents, Quiet Book).

Reception before the reading in Hicks Art Gallery (17 on Campus Map), 7:00 p.m.

Music & Multimedia Center (19 on Campus Map)
Presser Music Room
Bucks County Community College

Campus map: http://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/campus/CampusMap.pdf

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Operation USA, an altered board game by Nikki Wallschlaeger

Operation USA by Nikki Wallschlaeger

You missed the chance to nab this one-of-a-kind artwork (lucky collector!), but you can still dig into these photos and Nikki’s artist statement

“‘Cavity Sam’ is the name of the patient, according to the original directions to the game ‘Operation.’ Uncle Sam is on the operating table rotting from the inside out from his lies, delusions, and deceits, is the keeper of a terminal illness called manifest destiny, called colonialism, called capitalism. Through generations of persecution in this global circle jerk career of hate Uncle Sam projects his own dehumanization onto his victims, and in the end who here is the real caricature, stereotype, and fetish object?” —from the artist’s statement

Read more at Container.