Jibade-Khalil Huffman is the author three books of poems, including, most recently, Sleeper Hold (Fence, 2015). Huffman was an artist-in-residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2015-16 and was included in the 2014 Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum. He has presented work at institutions including MoMA/PS1, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; Swiss Institute, New York and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Downstairs Projects, ICA Philadelphia and MOCA Detroit. Huffman has exhibited work in solo and group shows at galleries including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; LACE, Los Angeles; LAXART, Los Angeles; Marianne Boesky East, New York; China Art Objects, Los Angeles and Night Gallery, Los Angeles.
Bruce Andrews is an experimental poet, performance artist, literary theorist & recently retired (after 38 years) left-wing professor of political science. As Musical Director for Sally Silvers & Dancers, he has created sound designs and, in performance, live mixes of music & text for over two decades of performances.Most recent of a dozen or so big books is last year’s You Can’t Have Everything… Where Would You Put It!, followed by a chapbook, Yessified (Sally’s Edit) celebrating the Andrews Symposium and its expanded archive, online at www.fordhamenglish.com/bruce-andrews, with links to interviews, performance texts, poetry, collaborations, and critical essays on his work. Another online archive (and interactive project) materialized on April 1, 2014 as a curated 25 hour ‘twitter sculpture’ [Twitter.com @BruceAndrews25h], a 300 poem sequence.