[off-site event] River Reading #1: it is hard to turn away from moving water, with Rebecca Davis and Iris Cushing
Mon, Jul 17, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


** rescheduled due to thunderstorm warnings on Sunday **

Artist Rebecca Davis and poet Iris Cushing invite you to join them for a poetry reading in a shallow patch of the West Branch of the Delaware River.

Cushing will read her work it is hard to turn away from moving water, inspired by Lyn Hejinian’s My Life. Davis will share works in progress from her Plastic Math series. This off-site program is organized to coincide with Bushel’s current exhibition, “Waiting In the Deep.”

Participants will meet at a designated location Bloomville, NY, at 3 pm and walk down to the river together. Accessibility note: This event involves walking over uneven terrain and in the water over rocks. Attendees might want to bring walking sticks. Please wear shoes that can get wet (such as crocs or water shoes) as we will be walking in the Delaware River. Refreshments will be provided; please bring your own water bottle. Participants are welcome to bring easy-to-carry folding chairs.

This event is free and open to the public, however attendance is limited to 25. Please register in advance below.


Iris Cushing is a poet and scholar living in the Catskill mountains. Her poems and critical writings have appeared in Granta, Fence, and the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day series. Her poetry collection Wyoming won the 2013 Furniture Press Poetry Prize. She is the co-editor, with Jason Weiss, of Mary Norbert Korte’s Jumping into the American River: New and Selected Poems (Argos Books/TKS, 2023) and the author of The First Books of David Henderson and Mary Korte: A Research (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020).

Rebecca Davis is a multidisciplinary artist and somatic practitioner based in Brooklyn and Bloomville. Davis is very concerned about the world’s plastic problem, which she’s dealing with in her current body of work, Plastic Math, and in advocacy work with Beyond Plastics to help change environmental policy. (rdavisprojects.com / @RLD321)



Bookings are closed for this event.