This week we welcome Karen Schiff as our guest author. Karen is a visual artist, a sometime songwriter, & a former -- & still occasional -- English professor. Her artwork is currently on view in “Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems,” at SUNY/Buffalo, where she will speak on "Articulate Anti-Articulations" at the exhibition's symposium in November. This year, her artist's project Counter to Type appeared in the College Art Association's Art Journal, along with her essay "Connecting the Dots / Hijacking Typography." Her drawings showed this summer at Hverfisgallerí in Reykjavik, Iceland, & last year she published a review of Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances in Art in America. You are warmly invited to visit her Brooklyn studio (112 2nd Ave., #22), during Gowanus Open Studios (October 18-19, noon-6 p.m.). Poetry fans are also invited to the Gowanus Loft (61 9th St., #C8), where October 16-19 she is also showing a book-page collage-painting, "One Woman / Three Lives / (Gertrude Stein)." Find details & follow her on Facebook (/karen.l.schiff) & more rarely on Twitter (@KLSchiff).