Evan edited and published this chapbook to benefit the ACLU’s ongoing work to protect free speech. It features original work by a diverse group of writers and artists, including Ithaca painters William Benson and Michael Sampson, Alabama-bred essayist and emergent political firebrand Jason Tucker, and the Zimbabwean author Christopher Mlalazi, whose work has been the target of violent censorship in his home country.
The Feudal Horn
Evan designed and produced this limited edition poem-print entitled The Feudal Horn as a fundraiser for the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic which handles cases where post-conviction DNA testing can yield proof of innocence. The vertical stripes evoke both a partially dismantled jail cell and the irregular bars on a DNA test. Three pencil-inscribed prints were sold via an online auction and a fourth was gifted to an exoneree.
Ithaca Writers Welcome Refugees
Evan designed this poster for Writers Resist, a collective that formed to address “growing public cynicism and an alarming disdain for truthfulness.” On Martin Luther King’s birthday in 2017, over one hundred public readings were held across the globe; Ithaca’s served as a fundraiser for Ithaca Welcomes Refugees. The text of the poster features the word “welcome” in the top ten languages spoken by refugees to the United States.
Evan released a solo album with Nashville producer Nick Bullock in 2014. These days, he co-fronts an indie folk band with his wife called Sixteen Feathers and plays banjo and pedal steel with Mighty Jet. Other musical entities that he has recorded and performed with include Anna Coogan, The Newman Brothers, Jerry Lindqvist & The Grace, Mike Thuesen, and Joe Crookston.
Evan’s creative efforts have also taken the form of poetry/flash fiction (appearing in Mud Season Review, Hartskill Review, Borderlands, etc.) and photography/visual art (appearing at ARC Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Ficciones Typografika, etc.)