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Anne Lesley Selcer

Anne Lesley Selcer is a poet in the expanded field and Art Writer. She is the author of Blank Sign Book, a forthcoming book of essays on art. Also forthcoming is Sun Cycle, selected by CA Conrad as winner of the First Book Prize for Cleveland State University Poetry Center. Her collection from A Book of Poems on Beauty won the Gazing Grain chapbook award. She is a currently columnist for the Jacket2 Commentary Series. Anne Lesley was Columnist in Residence for Open Space in 2014-15 and was also commissioned for an essay parallel to Zarhoulie Abdalian’s SECA Award project.

Other writing for galleries and museum catalogs includes Banlieusard, a commissioned book-length text for Artspeak, as well as Untitled (a treatise on form), a limited edition published by 2nd Floor Projects. More art writing can be found in Art Practical, Hyperallergic, Fillip and the Cica Museum’s New Media Art 2017: Back to Nature, as well as in catalogs and monographs for the Dietch Projects, the Or gallery and Center A among others.

Her writing on literature can be found in Formes Poetiques Contemporaines, With + Stand and Jacket2, and her poems appear in The Chicago Review, Fence, Elderly, Armed Cell, The Capilano Review and Action, Yes! among other publications. Writing sometimes manifests as moving image or sound. Video, sound work and text pieces have screened or shown at the Visible Verse Festival, Krowswork gallery, Southern Exposure, Gauss PDF, and 2nd Floor Projects. Ludic Loops is her current collaborative video project.

Anne Lesley writes about images, form, beauty, invisibility, formlessness, abjection, political emotion. Recently, she’s written on Juliana Huxtable, Ana Mendieta, Janet Cardiff, Ragnar Kjartansson, Dolores Dorantes, Etel Adnan, Ronaldo Wilson and others. She created and curated the innovative Chroma Reading Series for text based artists, poets and researchers when she lived in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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