The New Social Environment#799

Joan Miró: Absolute Reality. Paris, 1920–1945

Featuring Enrique Juncosa and Mary Ann Caws, with John Coletti


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Enrique Juncosa joins Rail Consulting Editor Mary Ann Caws for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by John Coletti.

In this talk

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Enrique Juncosa

A black-and-white photographic portrait of curator Enrique Juncosa. It is a close up of Enrique's face and shoulders, and he is standing in front of a wooded forest.
Enrique Juncosa is a writer, exhibition curator and cultural manager. He was director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin from 2003 to 2012, for which he was awarded the Spanish Order of Civil Merit. He has curated exhibitions for many international institutions and was curator of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennial. He has published nine books of poetry, a book of short stories, and multiple books of essays, and a novel. His latest book is Escritos sobre Miquel Barceló (forthcoming, 2023). From 2009 to 2011, he edited the English-language art and literature magazine Boulevard Magenta in Ireland, and was co-editor of the journal -normal (2016 – 2020), in Madrid. He currently edits a collection of poetry pamphlets called El leopardo de las nieves.

Mary Ann Caws

Portrait of Mary Ann Caws. Pencil on paper by Phong Bui.
Distinguished Professor Emerita of several Literature Ph.D. programs at CUNY, Mary Ann Caws holds a Doctor of Humane Letters, is an Officer in the Palmes Académiques, a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Recent publications include The Modern Art Cookbook, Creative Gatherings: Meeting Places of Modernism, Alice Paalen Rahon: Shapeshifter, Mina Loy: Apology of Genius. She was the editor of the Yale Anthology of Twentieth-Century French Poetry, chief editor of the HarperCollins World Reader, and the co-editor, with Michel Delville, of Undoing Art, the Edinburgh Companion to the Prose Poem, and Beginnings: The Early Prose Poem, and the French Prose Poem.

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

John Coletti

[John Coletti]
Poet John Coletti is the author of Peppermint Oil (PUSH, 2020), Deep Code (City Lights, 2014), Mum Halo (Rust Buckle Books, 2010), Same Enemy Rainbow (fewer & further 2008), and Physical Kind (Yo-Yo-Labs 2005). With Anselm Berrigan, he is the author of the limited edition Skasers (Flowers & Cream, 2012).

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