Learn more about the diverse voices represented in the collection. One Friday each month, local experts highlight hidden gems that push boundaries, defy expectations, and inspire deep reflection. This week, author and poet Frances Richard takes a close look at the work of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Richard has published three books of poems: Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003). She is coauthor, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005), and editor of Joan Jonas Is on Our Mind, a volume of essays on the artist (Wattis Institute, 2017). Her book-length study Physical Poetics: Gordon Matta-Clark and Language is forthcoming from the University of California Press. Richard teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.