Back to All Events

Argos Books Night with Johannes Heldén, Jaimie Shearn Coan, Nalini Abhiraman and Stephanie Gray

NALINI ABHIRAMAN was born and raised in Stone Mountain, GA. Her work appears in Gigantic, Anomalous Press, and Fringe, whose inaugural Flash Fiction Contest she won in 2012. She lives in New York, inside a 1BR bag of popcorn, and at

JAIMIE SHEARN COAN is a PhD student in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY and a poet whose work has appeared in publications including The Brooklyn Rail, Drunken Boat, The Portland Review, and Troubling the Line: An Anthology of Trans and Genderqueer Poetry. Jaime has received fellowships from Poets House, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Tin House Writers Workshop, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He was awarded a 2014 Jerome Travel & Study Grant and has a chapbook forthcoming from Argos Books in 2015.

Poet-filmmaker STEPHANIE GRAY is the author of a poetry collection, Heart Stoner Bingo (Straw Gate Books, 2007), and a chapbookI Thought You Said It Was Sound/How Does That Sound? (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2012). Her poetry has been published in journals such as Aufgabe, Sentence, EOAGH, Esque, Boog City, 2nd Avenue Poetry, VLAK, Brooklyn Rail. She has received funding for her films from the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. She has read her work often live with her films at venues including the Poetry Project Friday series, Segue series (with Tina Darragh), Triptych series (with Jonas Mekas) and others such as community garden Le Petit Versailles and Angel Orensanz Foundation. Her films have screened at fests such as Oberhausen, Viennale, Ann Arbor, Chicago Underground, and NYC venues such as Microscope Gallery, Millennium Film Workshop, and Mono No Aware. She will have a two-day retrospective of her films at Anthology Film Archives in Spring 2015. A second full-length poetry collection, with images from her films, is forthcoming from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs in Spring 2015.

JOHANNES HELDÉN is an author, visual artist, musician. He is the author of eleven books, most recently Evolution and Terraforming (OEI); five digital works, most recently The Factory (House of Foundation) and Evolution Digital (w/ H. Jonson, premiered at the Centre Pompidou, 2013); three music albums, most recently System (Irrlicht, 2013). Solo exhibitions include: the Media Archaelogy Lab in Boulder, Bonniers Konsthall in Stockholm, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Volt in Bergen, Norway, amongst others. Group exhibitions include Remediating the Social at Inspace, Edinburgh, Against Time at Bonniers Konsthall, NIMK, Amsterdam and Chercher le texte at Centre Pompidou. Grants and awards: the N. Katherine Hayles award, The Kalleberger Grant, Hawthornden Castle amongst others.