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George Quasha

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GEORGE QUASHA, poet, artist and publisher, is the author of several published books of poetry including Somapoetics, Word-Yum, Giving the Lily Back Her Hands, Ainu Dreams and the forthcoming works of Axial Poetics: In No Time and The Preverbs of Tell:News Torqued from Undertime. He edited several poetry anthologies including America a Prophecy and Open Poetry and the recent Station Hill Blanchot Reader; and has been co-publisher/editor of Station Hill Press (since 1978) and Barrytown, Ltd., where he lives in Barrytown, New York. His visual art works have appeared in books and periodicals and in art shows (e.g., The Blum Art Center, College Art Gallery at SUNY New Paltz, The Center for Curatorial Studies and most recently axial stonesóbalanced stone work exhibition at Westbeth Gallery). Ongoing dialogical collaborations with Charles Stein and Gary Hill, begun in the 1970s, include sound and text-related performance, installation and/or performance art collaborationsómost currently a performance work with Hill and Stein to open at On the Boards in Seattle on March 4th, 2000. Other collaborative works with Gary Hill include Disturbance (among the jars) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, performances (also with Stein) at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, England, MACM [Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal], and the Long Beach Museum of Art in California); and single-channel video (the award-winning Tale Enclosure). His collaborative writing (with Stein) related to Gary Hill's work has appeared in art catalogues of the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam, the Kunsthalle of Vienna, the Barbara Gladstone Gallery of New York, Public Access of Toronto, the Voyager Laserdisc Gary Hill, the Musée d'Art Moderne d'Ascq, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, and others in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Austria, etc. Also with Charles Stein he has authored numerous dialogical works, including three recent books: Hand Heard/liminal objects: Gary Hill's Projective InstallationsóNumber 1, Tall Ships: Gary Hill's Projective InstallationsóNumber 2, and Viewer: Gary Hill's Projective InstallationsóNumber 2.