‘bomb/balm’ Open House with Sade LaNay
Sat, Aug 07, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Please join Bushel and Argos Books on Saturday, August 7, from noon to 3:00pm, for an open-house reception to celebrate Sade LaNay’s Response Space exhibition, ‘bomb/balm‘. LaNay will present a reading at 1pm followed by an artist discussion with Iris Cushing and a Q&A. Copies of their Bushel Edition broadsides (created in conjunction with this exhibition) and their recent Lambda award-winning book from Argos Books, I Love You and I’m Not Dead, will be available. Local and homemade refreshments will be served for enjoyment outside.
*We ask that attendees remain masked indoors whether or not they are vaccinated, thank you!
Sade LaNay is a poet and artist from Houston, TX. They are the author of I love you and I’m not dead (Argos Books)the 2021 winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry. Her poems are included in the Bettering American Poetry and Best American Experimental Poetry anthologies. Her work tests the limits of language and creativity as a balm for systemic violence and generational trauma, specifically as it pertains to lives and bodies of Black and queer people. Sade engages in printmaking, silk painting, and book arts with the goal of recognizing human connection in the midst of the ongoing struggle for liberation. They are forging an escape route out of this failing country, with an indefinite respite in the Catskills.
Installation image by Heather Phelps-Lipton (detail)