Author Archives: Raphael Rubinstein
by Raphael Rubinstein
72 Pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2″, perfect-bound
Edited by Paper Monument
Designed by Project Projects
Release date: 9/25/14
Launch: New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, 9/25–9/28.
Book signing: Saturday 9/27 at 4 pm, at the Paper Monument booth at PS1
Reading and launch party: Friday, 10/3 from 6–8 pm, at White Columns, 320 West 13th St., New York, NY
First published in Big Bridge #12, an online literary magazine founded in 1997, this group of short poems also appeared in a series of limited editions from the French press Collectif Génération, including this version by Elena Berriolo.
All three poems have a connection to music: the first is an elegy for Mary Hansen of Stereolab, the second references Morrissey, the third builds on a line from The Slits’s song “Instant Hit” (which is about PIL guitarist Keith Levene) and concludes with a memory of how news of Sid Vicious’s death affected patrons of Max’s Kansas City the night of Feb. 2, 1979. (Published in The Symptom, 10, Spring 2009)
In 2006, I was interviewed on the state of art criticism by the ABC for “The Book Show.” Here is a transcript.