The Socrates Annual 2023 Closing Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2024
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Enjoy The Socrates Annual 2023 during the last weekend of the exhibition. Experience the public works, themed “Transformation,” by our 2023 Fellows Ashley Harris, Ndivhuho Rasengani, Bat-Ami Rivlin, Kate Rusek, Maryam Turkey, and Stefania Urist. Meet the artists and learn more about their work and Fellowship experience creating their work on-site at the Park. A special poetry reading by Emily Toder will be presented at Untitled (12 tubs) by Bat-Ami Rivlin.

Poetry Reading
Emily Toder
at Untitled (12 tubs)

Poet and artist Emily Toder will read from her book, “Waste,” by the North Gate of the Park. The reading will be performed in front of Untitled (12 tubs) by Bat-Ami Rivlin, a sculpture made from discarded and second-hard bathtubs. Meditating on notions of debris, excess, and discarded matter, Toder’s poetry invites the listener to explore their relationship with the sculpture’s scavenged objects.

About Emily Toder

Emily Toder is the author of the poetry collections Babies (BlazeVOX Books, 2022), Waste (BlazeVOX Books, 2019), Beachy Head (Coconut Books, 2014), and Science (Coconut Books, 2012), as well as the chapbooks It’s Not Over Yet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2018), No Land (Brave Men Press, 2014), and Brushes With (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010). A graduate of the MFA Program at UMass Amherst, she also holds degrees in Library Science and Literary Translation. She lives in New York.

Image: Untitled (12 tubs) by Bat-Ami Rivlin. Photo credit: Alexa Hoyer