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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Ron Athey.  Read more about the artist here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?


Leland Hickman, Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman


What may well be the defining trait of Hickman’s work is that it draws deeply from the ritualistic dithhyrambic culture out of which emerged the ambi-gendered figure of Tiresias and the public nature of the personal dilemmas he both endured and was called on to inform. That cultural spring – Hickman’s Tilphussa – is the lense through which the drama that characterizes the ‘Great Slave Lake Sweet,’ for example, might be viewed.


Los Angeles poet and editor Leland Hickman (1934-1991) was the author of two collections of poetry: Great Slave Lake Suite (1980), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and Lee Sr Falls to the Floor (1991). His poetry also appeared in The Hudson Review, Bachy, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Little Caesar, Invisible City, Box Car, and the anthology The Streets Inside: Ten Los Angeles Poets. He was the editor of the poetry journal Temblor, which ran for 10 issues during the 1980s.

Dennis Phillips’ many books of poetry include Credence, Study for the Ideal City, and Sand. He teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Bill Mohr’s Backlit Renaissance: Los Angeles Poets During the Cold War is forthcoming from the University of Iowa Press in 2010. He teaches at Cal State Long Beach.



  • ISBN: 978-0-9822645-1-5
  • Price: $14.95
  • Published 2009
  • 220 pages

Buy Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman