Spring News from Artist / Writer / Musician, Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Spring News from Artist / Writer / Musician, Jasmine Dreame Wagner

Sunday, May 10, 2020

KHN alum (2018), and writer / artist / musician (singer/songwriter), Jasmine Dreame Wagner has announced some exciting developments and her new releases, happening this Spring and early Summer! More news about her work can be found on her tumblr account, so be sure to follow for updates.

Jasmine's short film, Five Elizabeths, is an official selection of the Black Mountain Experimental Film & Video Festival, and was produced by the Twin Rivers Media Festival and Flood Fine Arts Center in Asheville, NC. The film has also been selected for the Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF) which was scheduled for March 25, 2020 but has been postponed, with new date TBA. The film's score was recorded by Matt Sargent, Amy Rebecca Klein, Sugar Vendil, Pat Gubler, Adriana Annaliese Tampasis, Meghan Mercier, Maeve Schallert, and Killian Venman, and she thanks The Lighthouse Works, Millay Colony for The Arts, and Bard for their support of the film.

Jasmine announced that two of her new poems will be published in the spring issue of Interim. "After weeks of self-isolation and internet anxiety, poetry helps me feel less alone. Hope everyone is breathing clearly and hanging in there." message from Jasmine

Along with her film and poetry news, Jasmine announced the following: "My long-in-the-works studio EP, Switchblade Moon, (is now available for preorder) on Bandcamp, and will be officially released in June." Switchblade Moon will be out June 26th, 2020, courtesy of National Gold Music Publishing. You can stay updated by following her on Bandcamp. Her singles, "Full Harbor" and "Small True Things", are also available (both were released on the compilation album, For Arbors / For Satellies).

About the impacts of art during our current worldwide COVID pandemic: "Music and art are making life possible for me right now, and I hope I can give you a sustaining part of me in these videos and songs."

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American poet, artist, and musician. She is the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press); Rings (Kelsey Street Press), winner of the Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Prize; and six chapbooks: The Stag (Dancing Girl Press), Ask (Slope Editions), Seven Sunsets (The Lettered Streets Press), True Crime (NAP), Rewilding (Ahsahta Press), and Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain). Her work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Blackbird, BOMB Magazine, Colorado Review, Fence, Guernica, Hyperallergic, Indiana Review, New American Writing, Verse, YETI Magazine, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press) and Lost and Found: Stories from New York (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books).

Wagner's work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOMB Magazine, Colorado Review, Guernica, Fence, Hyperallergic, Indiana Review, New American Writing, Seattle Review, Sycamore Review, YETI Magazine, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press) and Lost and Found: Stories From New York (Mr. Beller's Neighborhood Books.)

The recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, her work has earned her an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and fellowships and residencies from Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Lighthouse Works, Marble House Project, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Villa Barr and Michigan Legacy Art Park, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and The Wassaic Project.

In 2019, Wagner was awarded a WPR Creative Grant from Harvard University to create new sound and broadcast works drawing from the Woodberry Poetry Room's audio archives. Along with her solo singles and upcoming solo EP (listed above), the singer/songwriter has been part of the groups Cabinet of Natural Curiosities, Son Cats, and The Panic.

Congratulations on all the good news, Jasmine!