The MAINTENANT series, established in 2008, gathers the work of renowned and emerging dada artists and writers from around the world. The series has been archived in leading international institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art–New York, the BelVUE Museum–Brussels, and more. Renowned contributors have included artists Mark Kostabi, Raymond Pettibon, Giovanni Fontana, Jean-Jacques Lebel, and Kazunori Murakami. Writers have included Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga, Charles Plymell, Jerome Rothenberg, and more, with a strong contingent of punk musician-artist-writers including Alice Bag, Grant Hart, Mike Watt, and Exene Cervenka.
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About the Author
PETER CARLAFTES is a New York City-based author, editor, publisher, and performer. He has written and staged twelve plays, and is the author of five books: A Year on Facebook (humor); Drunkyard Dog and I Fold With the Hand I Was Dealt (poetry); and Triumph for Rent (3 plays) and Teatrophy (3 More Plays). He is co-founder and acquisitions editor of Three Rooms Press (New York), for whom he has edited multiple anthologies including the Have a NYC: New York Short Stories series, the annual Maintenant Dada Art and Writing Journal and Mike Watt: On and Off Bass, a collection of photos and distilled tour diaries from the great punk rock bass player. As publisher, he has worked closely with the editors of several recent mystery/noir anthologies including Dark City Lights (edited by Lawrence Block), Crime Plus Music (edited by Jim Fusilli), Florida Happens (the 2018 Bouchercon anthology edited by Greg Herren), and The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir (edited by Gary Phillips). The latter is a nominee for this year’s Anthony Award.
KAT GEORGES is a New York City-based poet, playwright, performer, publisher, and graphic designer. She has written and staged twelve plays, and is the author of two books: Our Lady of the Hunger and Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents. Her poetry and prose work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Have A NYC: New York Stories, Signs of Life: San Francisco Short Stories, and numerous regional and international journals and magazines. She published and edited the Orange County, California punk rock magazine The Eye and the San Francisco poetry journal The Fold, and has edited numerous anthologies including The Verdict Is In, a poetic response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots (Manic D Press, San Francisco, 1993), Along the Fault (Resident Alien Press, Los Angeles, 1990) and A Gathering of the Tribes, Issue 13 (A Gathering of the Tribes, New York, 2012). In New York since 2003, she has directed numerous Off-Broadway plays, produced more than 300 events, and performed widely. She is co-founder, editor, and artistic director of Three Rooms Press (New York), which has published a wide range of critically-acclaimed titles including this year’s Bouchercon anthology, Florida Happens (edited by Greg Herren) and the Anthony-nominated The Obama Inheritance: 15 Stories of Conspiracy Noir (edited by Gary Phillips). She lives in Greenwich Village.
FRED TOMASELLI is an artist best known for his highly-detailed works combining abstract patterns, human figures, and natural forms in a range of unorthodox materialssuch as medicinal herbs, prescription drugs, hallucinogenic plants, and cuttings from printed material. His meticulous compositions swirl across the picture plane like psychedelic visions or Medieval tapestry patterns. Tomaselli sees his works as surreal and hallucinatory universes, in which viewers are apt to lose themselves to a vortex of imagery and ornament. He is particularly interested in the notion of utopia and its various iterations in creative movements, from the Transcendentalists to the Beatniks, describing his work as a sort of “search for transcendence.”