Abra: a Living Text Launch

April 23, 2016

5:00 – 7:00

Abra is a magical poetry instrument/spellbook for iOS. In this free app, touch words and watch them shift under your fingers. Cast spells to mutate the text and set it in motion. Write your own words and see them become part of Abra’s vocabulary. Read, write, and experiment to discover her secrets and make her poems your own.

A collaboration between Amaranth Borsuk, Kate Durbin, Ian Hatcher, and a potentially infinite number of readers/authors, the NEA-funded project merges physical and digital media, integrating a hand-made artists’ book with an iPad app that can be read separately or together, with the iPad inserted into the back of the book.

Along with the app and artists’ book, the authors will be launching the trade paperback edition of ABRA from 1913 Press.

Joining Amaranth, Kate, and Ian at Printed Matter to share their work from ABRA:

Cecilia Corrigan
Alejandro Miguel Justino Crawford
Claire Donato
Ben Fama
Farnoosh Fathi
Carla Gannis
Gordon Hall
Gabriela Jauregui
Becca Klaver
Claire Kwong
Paul Legault
Nick Monfort

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