Day Pulls Down the Sky / A Filament in Gold Leaf

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6.3 X 0.2 X 7.3 inches | 0.2 pounds
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About the Author

Asiya Wadud is the author of No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body (forthcoming in 2020), SYNCOPE (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019), DAY PULLS DOWN THE SKY / A FILAMENT IN GOLD LEAF (Belladonna*, 2019), and CROSSLIGHT FOR YOUNGBIRD (Nightboat Books, 2018). She teaches poetry at Saint Ann's School and leads an English conversation class for new immigrants at the Brooklyn Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Okwui Okpokwasili is a performer, choreographer, and writer creating multidisciplinary performance pieces that draw viewers into the interior lives of women of color, particularly those of African and African American women, whose stories have long been overlooked and rendered invisible. Her formally experimental productions include Bronx Gothic, Adaku's Revolt, Poor People's TV Room, and Sitting on a Man's Head, and bring together elements of dance, theater, and the visual arts (with spare and distinctive sets designed by her husband and collaborator, Peter Born). She has held residencies at the Maggie Allesee National Choreographic Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Rauschenberg Foundation Captiva Residency, and New York Live Arts, where she was a Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist. She has been awarded several Bessie Awards and was a 2018 MacArthur Fellow.