Marshall James Kavanaugh

Marshall James Kavanaugh is a dream laborer of words and various art forms used to create poetic dream spaces for his readership to explore. He has published two collections of short stories and several small chapbooks of travel fiction with the small press A Freedom Books. His writing has been featured in several literary magazines including Apiary, -subtext, the Art Blog, and Philadelphia Inquirer. He has performed and had his work exhibited in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Space 1026, and Vox Populi, as well as other cultural spaces in the area. He is the resident writer of The Dream Oven art salon since 2011 and was an active member of the Philadelphia art collective/gallery, Little Berlin, from 2012-2014.

Fire. Sun. Salutation. is James Kavanaugh’s second collection of short stories to be published by A Freedom Books. It is a collection of 9 erotic short stories written between 2011-2014, with a series of poems to the muse offering an umbrella for this canon of surrealist erotica. He currently divides his time between travel and writing a novel titled Pharaoh Quintesential’s Grand Salon, which through a series of vignettes, documents one of the greatest parties to ever take place in the city of Philadelphia. When he is not on the road he usually can be found in the Philadelphia area with his two cats assembling dream catchers or building large TV installations.

Websites:

http://www.marshalljameskavanaugh.com
http://thedreamoven.tumblr.com (The Dream Oven)
http://majakawanders.tumblr.com (Ma Ja Ka)

Past Exhibitions at Little Berlin:

January 2012: Plato’s Porno Cave – A Dream Symposium
August 2012: HUNG: Little Berlin Members Show
March 2013: Plato’s Porno Cave – The New World

 

 


October 2013: Limits and Demonstrations: A Lula Chamberlain Retrospective
January 2014: Little White Cubes: Little Berlin at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
June-July 2014: Plato’s Porno Cave – The Trial
July 2014: Between The Act And Motion: Little Berlin at Artscape in Baltimore
September 2014: The Dream Oven: A Retrospective

 

 

 

Books:

2015. “Fire. Sun. Salutation.” Short stories by Marshall James Kavanaugh.
Published and Hand-bound by A Freedom Books

2014. “A Dream Dialectic: The Little Death.” Manifesto by Marshall James Kavanaugh.
Published and hand bound by A Freedom Books Productions.

2013. “A Dream Dialectic: The New Aesthetic.” Manifesto by Willow Zef and Marshall James Kavanaugh.
Published and hand bound by A Freedom Books Productions.

2012. “The Sleepers and A Midsummer Day’s Dream.” Short stories by Marshall James Kavanaugh.
Published and Hand-bound by Willow Zef at A Freedom Books Productions