was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

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An untitled publication to accompany Sometimes, when birds make sounds, it feels like the sounds are coming out of me, an exhibition curated by home school (manuel arturo abreu & Victoria Anne Reis) at Yale Union and featuring work by Aria Dean, Jiří Kovanda, K.R.M. Mooney, and Bri Williams. The work in this publication does not frame the work in the exhibition. The publication is dedicated to Yoko Ott (1970–2018).

Interior layout and design by Redeem Pettaway

Printed in June 2020 by Gary Robbins at Container Corps

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Table of Contents


A selection of poems
Bri Williams, Brandon Drew Holmes, manuel arturo abreu

Wound, Hammer in Hand
Womb (Lucid: moth in mold)
Untitled, or Heaven’s Throat (for NH Pritchard)
To Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda
Everytime I turn around
Poochie Girl

Flash Art: In Residence
K.R.M. Mooney

The Bottle, The Net, The Shell, The Clay Pot
An End in Itself
The Spear Verses the Net
If It Need Be Termed Surrender
Constructive Gal
Closing Attunements

The Sigil of Titivillus
manuel arturo abreu

On the black generic
Aria Dean

Notes on Blacceleration
Aria Dean