Presenting, READING NOW, A collection of essays on reading practices following on dispersed holdings' collection, READING ROOM (named one of the Brooklyn Rail's "20 Best Art Books of 2020").
READING NOW is a document of reading in 2020, a record of the readerly present as we begin to feel our way towards an uncertain future, and a coda to dispersed holdings’ book READING ROOM.
Edited by Sal Randolph and David Richardson. Contributions by Kyla Arsadjaja, D. Graham Burnett, Michael Cunningham, Jeff Dolven, Alan Huck, Alyssa Loh, Joshua Mathews, John Muse, Leonard Nalencz, The Nooy-Millers, Sal Randolph, David Richardson, Luc Rioual, Paul Soulellis, Hermione Spriggs, Sofia Theodore-Pierce, and Nicholas Weltyk.
Literary Nonfiction. Essays. Literary Criticism. Art. Poetics.
David Richardson writes fiction and essays. Since 2015, he has co-directed the publishing project dispersed holdings. He holds an MFA from UMass Poets & Writers, and he teaches in the Bard Language and Thinking program, the Bard Prison Initiative, and the UMass Amherst Writing Program.
Sal Randolph is an artist and writer who lives in New York and works between language and action. Her language works have been featured in BOMB, jubilat, Sound American, and elsewhere; her performance and social art works have appeared internationally at museums and in exhibitions including the Glasgow International, Ljubljana Biennial, Manifesta 4, and the São Paulo Biennial. She has taught at Princeton and Bennington College. Sal Randolph is co-founder of dispersed holdings.