Segue Reading Series:
Diana Cage & Jackie Ess
Diana Cage is a writer and performer whose work explores sex, art, bodies, relationships, and desire. She is the author of six books, including The Lesbian Sex Bible, which won a Lambda Literary Award. She is interested in the politics of embodiment, New Narrative, and queer interdependency and care. In the somewhat distant past she was a lesbian pornographer and then a talk show host on SirusXM radio. Cage works with What Would an HIV Doula Do? to bring attention to the AIDS crisis as an ongoing intersectional reality and teaches gender studies at San Francisco State University.
Jackie Ess is a slightly byline-shy writer of novels, poems, and essays which she hopes make good trouble. Darryl is her first novel.
Program support for Artists Space is provided by The Friends of Artists Space, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, The Cy Twombly Foundation, The David Teiger Foundation, The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, The Danielson Foundation, The Fox Aarons Foundation, Herman Goldman Foundation, The Destina Foundation, The Luce Foundation, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, VIA Art Fund, Arison Arts Foundation, The Chicago Community Fund, The David Rockefeller Fund, The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation, The Jill and Peter Kraus Foundation, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.