Common Ground

Interference Archive

Featuring Kevin Caplicki, Sophie Glidden-Lyon, and Megan N. Liberty


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Interference Archive founder Kevin Caplicki and volunteer coordinator Sophie Glidden-Lyon join Rail Art Books Editor Megan N. Liberty for a conversation on social movements, cultural production, and the Interference Archive. We conclude with a poetry reading by Chariot Wish.

In this talk

Interference Archive is a volunteer-run library, gallery, and archive of historical materials related to social and political activism based in Brooklyn, New York. Find out more about their exhibitions and programs here →

Kevin Caplicki

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Artist and farmer in the Hudson Valley of New York, Kevin Caplicki is a printmaker, forager, saladmonger, and autodidact with the help of friends. He is a founding member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Visual Resistance Collective, NYC Ghost Bike Project, Miss Rockaway Armada, and Interference Archive.

Sophie Glidden-Lyon

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A historian and archivist, Sophie Glidden-Lyon is the volunteer coordinator for Interference Archive, where she has been since 2014. She holds an MA in Archives and Public History from New York University, and has worked at the Maine Women Writers Collection, the Fales Library and Special Collections, and for the New York City Municipal Archives. She has a background in art archives and artists papers. In her day job, she is the archivist at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

Megan N. Liberty

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Arts writer, editor, and archivist Megan N. Liberty is the Art Books section editor at the Rail and co-founder of Book Art Review. Her writing appears regularly on Hyperallergic and in ArtReview, and has also been published in, Art in America, Frieze, NY Review of Books Daily, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. She writes widely on artists’ books and publishing and teaches archiving workshops for artists. She is also a 2019-20 AICA/USA and Creative Capital/The Andy Warhol Foundation’s Arts Writing Workshop participant and serves as the project editor of the Roy Lichtenstein Catalogue Raisonné.

Kim McMillon

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Writer, playwright, and producer Dr. Kim McMillon is the editor of the anthology Black Fire—This Time, which will be published in December 2021 by Willow Books. She is also a contributor to the anthology Some Other Blues: New Perspectives on Amiri Baraka (Ohio University Press, 2021) released in February of this year. McMillion is the host of Bay Area Artbeat, and produced the Dillard University-Harvard Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement 2016 Conference, as well as Fifty Years On, the 2014 UC Merced Black Arts Movement Conference.

Tennessee Reed

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Writer Tennessee Reed is the author of seven poetry collections, a memoir, and a novel. She has read her work around the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, and Japan. She is the chairperson of PEN Oakland and managing editor of Konch Magazine. Her most recent poetry collection Califia Burning: Poems, 2012-2019 was released by Dalkey Archive Press in 2020.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have chariot wish reading.

chariot wish

A portrait of Chariot Wish
Brooklyn-based poet chariot wish’s work has appeared online at The Quarterless Review, Yes Poetry, and Shit Wonder. Their recent chapbook titled A New Heaven and a New Earth is out from Wonder Press.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.