AMP | Archive | 2017

June 24, 2017

Sarah Johnson, Sheila Carter-Jones, and Alden Jones


5 PM

Sarah Johnson is the author of The Lightkeeper’s Wife (Sourcebooks), The Very Telling, The Art of the Author Interview, and Conversations with American Women Writers, all published by the University Press of New England. Her interviews appear in The Writer’s Chronicle, Glimmertrain Stories, Provincetown Arts, and The Writer. She is the recipient of residencies in fiction from Jentel Artists’ Residency Program and Vermont Studio Center. She lives and writes in Provincetown, MA.

Sheila Carter-Jones is a fellow of Cave Canem, Callaloo, and a 2015 Walter E. Dakin Fellow of the Sewanee Writer’s Conference. She is the 2012 winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Book Award and a 2013 runner up for the New York Center for Book Arts Chapbook Contest. Sheila is a long-time participant in the Madwomen in the Attic program at Carlow University. She has been published in Pennsylvania Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, City Paper, Tri-State Anthology, Crossing Limits, Blair Mountain Press, Flights, Cave Canem Anthology, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, several anthologies of Voices in the Attic, the Jewish Chronicle and other journals. Sheila is a former public school teacher and university professor.

Alden Jones is the author of three books: a travel memoir, The Blind Masseuse; a story collection, Unaccompanied Minors; and The Wanting Was a Wilderness, a hybrid work of literary criticism and personal essay, forthcoming in 2018. Her awards include the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, two Independent Publisher Book Awards, the Foreword Book of the Year Award, and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award longlist. She teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and is the co-founder and co-director of the Cuba Writers Program.

June 9 - June 21 2017

Bobby Busnach | Jamie Casertano | David Chick | Michael Crossett | David Macke | Pat Place | Jason Rice | Ethan Shoshan & Aeliana Nicole | Charlie Welch
Bobby Busnach: The Repetitive-Ness, The Pop-Ness, The Camp
Jamie Casertano: A Wolf At The Door
David Chick: Angel Youth
Michael Crossett: A New Beat
David Macke: Hitler Black Cigarettes
Pat Place: Street & Sidewalk Markings
Jason Rice: The Reflected City
Ethan Shoshan & Aeliana Nicole: Cheeto Side of Heaven
Charlie Welch: You Can’t Go Home Again

Opening Reception Friday, June 9, 6-9pm.

June 15, 2017

"Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed", a documentary by Anne Stott, starring Billy Hough & Susan Goldberg

World Premier Screening, (60 min.) + Talk back with Billy & Sue | During the Provincetown International Film Festival

7 PM

"Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed" is a one hour video documentary about the underground music duo Scream Along with Billy. Conceived as a late night bar band at the Grotta Bar in Provincetown, MA, SAWB has become a staple of the New York City underground music scene with Billy Hough on piano and vocals and Sue Goldberg on bass and eye rolls. Part punk aficionado, part committed nerd, Billy can take a night of SAWB from covers of Patti Smith, Robert Johnson, and Lucinda Williams, to musings on the connection between Siouxsie Sioux and 18th century french philosophers. "Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed" combines interviews with Billy and Sue and live footage from the summer of 2015 performances at the Grotta Bar in Provincetown, MA to tell the story of how this unlikely “valedictory lap” evolved into a downtown New York must see cult favorite.

Anne Stott is the producer/director of "Scream Along with Billy: Never Washed". As an indie rock singer/songwriter and actor herself, Stott has released two full length albums: Pennsylvania (2010) and Love Never Dies (2015). Love Never Dies played on radio stations around the country and peaked at #19 on the Relix Magazine/Jambands radio chart. As an actor, Stott’s most recent appearances were as The Whore in “Nevermore" (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, dir Christopher Ostrom) and Jack/Ernest in "The Importance of Being Earnest" (Provincetown Theater, dir David Drake). In 2012, Stott self published Everything is Different All Over Again, a limited edition collection of poems, thoughts, and sketches. Stott also produced and hosted "Word on the Street", a Provincetown TV series featuring interviews and performances with Provincetown’s street musicians. On Donald Trump’s 100th day in the presidency, she released a musical rant and video entitled "Not For Long Motherfucker" which can be viewed on youtube.

May 26 - June 8 2017

Jay Critchley | Jackie Lipton | Dorothy Palanza | Jicky Schnee
Jay Critchley: Sand Paintings: People of Colors
Jackie Lipton: Out on a Limb
Dorothy Palanza: Waste Not, Want Not
Jicky Schnee: Camera Obscura

Opening Reception Friday, May 26, 6-9pm | 2017 Season Opening

June 3, 2017

Voices of Poetry brings Tina Cane, Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., Michael Klein, Philip Matthews, and Chev Hardy

Readings + Music

5-7 PM, suggested donation $10

Tina Cane is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI and is an instructor with the writing community, Frequency Providence. Her poems and translations have appeared in numerous publications, including The Literary Review, Two Serious Ladies, Tupelo Quarterly, Jubliat and The Common. She is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008); Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, poems with art by Esther Solondz (Skillman Avenue Press, 2016); and Once More with Feeling (Veliz Books, 2017). In 2016, Tina received the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.

Elizabeth T. Gray – in addition to being an expert in complex corporate negotiation – is also a poet and translator of Persian and Tibetan literature. Her poetry and translations have been published, or are forthcoming, in Little Star, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry International, The Harvard Review, The New Orleans Review, The New England Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and other publications. Her sequence of poems, SERIES | INDIA, was published by Four Way Books in April 2015. Her translations of Iran’s major mystical poet, Hafiz-i Shirazi (d. 1389) were published in 1995 by White Cloud Press. In concert with Iranian musicians, she has performed Hafiz’s work in multiple venues and produced a CD. Translations of contemporary Iranian poetry can be found in Iran: Poems of Dissent.

Michael Klein’s poetry collection, The Talking Day (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013), was a finalist for both a Lambda Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award. His first book of poems, 1990 (Provincetown Arts Press, 1993), tied with James Schuyler to win the Lambda Book Award. His memoir, Track Conditions (University of Wisconsin Press, 2003) – also a Lambda Award finalist - was about his experiences as groom to Kentucky Derby winner, Swale. Michael has also published a book of essays, The End of Being Known (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009), and edited Poets for Life: 76 Poets Respond to AIDS (Persea Books, 1993), winner of the Lambda Book Award; Things Shaped in Passing (Persea Books, 1997) (co-edited with Richard McCann); and In the Company of My Solitude (Persea Books, 1995) (co-edited with Marie Howe). His newest book, When I Was a Twin, was published by Sibling Rivalry Press in 2016. Michael teaches in the MFA Program at Goddard College, and at Hunter College in NYC.

Philip Matthews is a poet from eastern North Carolina. He is working on two poetry manuscripts — Radii and Petal Book — as well as a collection of lyric essays. From 2016 to 2017, Philip was a Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Curator of Public Projects at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, MO, where he curated cross-disciplinary projects including major commissions by Claudia Rankine and Bhanu Kapil. Philip’s poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Prodigal, Grimoire, and Tammy, among other journals, as well as in Sibling Rivalry Press’s anthology If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration. His collaborative project with photographer David Johnson, Wig Heavier Than a Boot, was on view at the Beverly Gallery in St. Louis in 2016, and online at Lenscratch in 2017. He received his MFA in Poetry from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and BA in English from Tulane University in 2009.

Chev Hardy is a jazz vocalist and lover of "well-aged" pop, in the tradition of great vocalists like Sarah Vaughan. Her rich contralto weaves effortlessly through her eclectic repertoire of blues, Broadway, pop and jazz ballads. She has performed at venues throughout the Cape, including “Feed Your Love” at Wellfleet Preservation Hall; Provincetown Theater, The Mews Restaurant & Café and Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown; St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and UU Meeting House in Chatham; and the annual “Yule for Fuel” charity event at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

Voices of Poetry was founded by poet and poetry activist Neil Silberblatt. Since 2012, VOP has presented a series of poetry (& music) events - featuring distinguished poets & writers - at venues throughout CT, NY and MA, including Brewster Ladies’ Library; Addison Art Gallery and Main Street Wine & Gourmet in Orleans; Eldredge Public Library and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham; and The Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth.

March 31 2017

AMP presents Chistopher Tanner at La Mama, NYC

74 East 4th St, 4th floor, New York (between Bowery & 2nd Ave)

In-Studio Reception

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6-9 pm | One evening only

February 27 - March 5 2017

AMP presents Barbara Cohen at the 16th edition of a mini art fair at SALON ZÜRCHER

33 Bleecker St, New York (between Lafayette & Bowery)

Venetian Slings | NYC Dumpsters

Opening Reception: Monday, February 27, 6-8 pm | Closing Party: Sunday, March 5, 5-7 pm