Rick Snyder & John Yau


Rick Snyder’s full-length collection Escape from Combray was published by Ugly Duckling in 2009. His chapbooks include Paper Poem (Dusie, 2006), Flown Season (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2004), and Forecast Memorial (Duration, 2002). His recent work can be found in AufgabeEOAGH, and Paperbag.

John Yau is the author of sixteen books of poetry, four books of fiction, and numerous monographs and catalogs on a diverse range of artists, including Suzan Frecon, Leiko Ikemura, Jasper Johns, Wifredo Lam, Joan Mitchell, Nasreen Mohamedi, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.  He is the co-publisher of Black Square Editions-Brooklyn Rail Books, and is an Arts Editor of The Brooklyn Rail, a free monthly magazine archived on the Web.  He has collaborated with many American and European artists, most recently Squeak Carnwath, Thomas Nozkowski, Norbert Prangenberg, and Richard Tuttle. He has received awards and fellowships for his poetry, fiction, and art criticism from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, and Creative Capital-Andy Warhol Foundation. He currently teaches at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University).