I make poems that function as slideshows that also (sometimes) function as live collaborative performances with musicians and dancers.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman is the author of “19 Names For Our Band” (Fence Books, 2008). In 2009 he curated “WRONG: A Program of Text and Image” at Eighth Veil in Los Angeles, as well as edited the accompanying anthology of art and writing, “After Stanley Donen.” In 2010 he performed the first in a series of poems-as-slideshows, “Monster Island Czar” at MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. His awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant and fellowships from the Millay Colony for the Arts and the UCross Foundation. He is currently a Workspace Artist-in-Residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in New York. Educated at Bard College and Brown University, he lives in Brooklyn.