Wendy's Subway is pleased to announce Erizo as Publisher-in-Residence from May through July, 2019. Over the course of its residency, Erizo will begin developing a program for commissioning collaborations between artists and poets working in various mediums, languages, countries, and traditions. Please join Erizo and Wendy’s Subway for a series of public programs exploring the history of artist-poet collaborations, the issues inherent to multimedia collaborations, and the themes being taken up by Erizo’s first commissioned collaboration—between choreographer Samantha Blake Goodman and poet Emily Sieu Liebowitz. Samantha and Emily's collaboration will premiere in Fall 2019.
Erizo is a bilingual journal of poetry and visual art devoted to enlivening lines of artistic communication across the Americas. Based between Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles, Erizo works with poets, translators, and visual artists from across the continent with the goal of making previously unpublished works accessible to English- and Spanish-language audiences. Erizo is edited by siblings Nika Chilewich and Aron Chilewich.
About Emily Sieu Liebowitz
Emily Sieu Liebowitz is the author of National Park (Gramma Poetry, 2018), which was longlisted for the Believer book award, and the chapbook In Any Map (The Song Cave, 2015). A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was an Alberta Kelly Fellow, her writing has appeared in Poetry, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and various other journals and magazines. She lives in Brooklyn, NY and her hometown Hayward, CA, and freelances in writing and arts communications.
About Samantha Blake Goodman
Samantha Blake Goodman is an interdisciplinary creative. As a choreographer and founder of MAPS (Movement Arts Performance Space), she curates unique experiences dedicated to cultivating the contemporary and traditional arts of the Afro-Latinx and Caribbean diaspora in Los Angeles. Her choreographic work has been shown at the Getty Museum, ICA LA, Navel, Trapos Sucios (Mexico City), REDCAT Theater, Fowler Museum, & MOCA’s online screen program. Samantha holds an MFA in Dance from UCLA and studied dance and choreography at the Escola de Dança da FUNCEB in Salvador, Bahia Brazil.