Founder and publisher of Siglio Press Lisa Pearson joins curator and Rail Editor-at-Large Constance Lewallen. We conclude with a poetry reading from Adam DeGraff.
In this talk
Siglio publishes uncommon books that live in the rich and varied space between art & literature. It is a small, fiercely independent press driven by its feminist ethos and its commitment to writers and artists who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends, and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. Siglio books—authored by Joe Brainard, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Karen Green, Dorothy Iannone, Ray Johnson, Jess, Nancy Spero, Cecilia Vicuña, among many others—have received devoted readerships as well as critical accolades from New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, and Bookforum among many others. Siglio has also earned two AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers awards for book design, and a French Voices Award for Excellence in Publishing and Translation.
Siglio was founded in 2008 in Los Angeles by Lisa Pearson and moved in 2016 to the Hudson River Valley. You can read the Siglio manifesto “On the Small & Contrary,” (originally published in the American Book Review), a set of short essays in Tupelo Quarterly’s Forum on the Feminist Poetics of the Archives, as well as interviews by Lisa Mecham in The Rumpus, by Steve Heller on IMPRINT, by Thomas Evans (part one and part two) on Artbook.com, and more at The Believer Logger, Essay Daily, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Adam DeGraff reading.
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