OF FISHINESS, FLESH, & THE RADICAL UNDEAD
OF FISHINESS, FLESH, & THE RADICAL UNDEAD

That’s the name of my contribution to Boston Review’s forum on class and diction in contemporary poetry; it’s necessarily telegraphic, incomplete, and constrained in its terms, being pointed toward the necessity of response to Daniel Tiffany’s “Cheap Signaling.” To sampling that debris. “I say [avec Glissant, Rosselli, & various others] that nothing is true and […]

HEART THAT IS REBEL IN ME: ROSSELLI @ BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL
HEART THAT IS REBEL IN ME: ROSSELLI @ BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL

“Lo sdrucciolo cuore che in me è ribelle/The proparoxytone heart that is rebel in me”: Poetry and Poetics of Amelia Rosselli (Paris 1930—Rome 1996) Led by Jennifer Scappettone, moderated by Brandon Brown as part of the Great Companions Series Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7 pm The Omni 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California This class […]

FOR TOM RAWORTH
FOR TOM RAWORTH

That his phenomenal humor and strength (and ours in the poetry community that cherishes him) sustain him through all current struggle. In this video shot at a bar reading in the East Village, March 2009, Tom tells us how poetry fares against chips. (Still, on the other hand, taken at the University of Chicago Logan […]

[DIS]EMBODIED POETICS: WRITING, THINKING, BEING
[DIS]EMBODIED POETICS: WRITING, THINKING, BEING

I’ll be presenting as part of a panel on the poetics of trash alongside the wondrous Allison Cobb, CA Conrad, and Eleni Sikelianos at the inaugural [Dis]embodied Poetics conference to be held at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, October 10-12, 2014. Writing: The poetics of trash We live in what […]

THE PAPER NAUTILUS #4
THE PAPER NAUTILUS #4

As tear gas and rubber bullets fill peaceful streets of protest, you might long for a chance to remove yourself from the here and now of this state of exception. Check out the translation issue of The Paper Nautilus, run by Rosa Van Hensbergen and Laura Kilbride. Translations of: Amandine André, Romina Freschi, Lin Funa, […]

SOLSTICE AT LA BIBLE D’AMIENS
SOLSTICE AT LA BIBLE D'AMIENS

Proust on Ruskin on Amiens: “Here ends the teaching that men of the 13th century came to seek at the cathedral, a teaching which, with a useless and bizarre luxury, it continues to offer in a kind of open book, written in a solemn language where each letter is a work of art, a language […]

EXIT 43 @ THE ARCADIA PROJECT
EXIT 43 @ THE ARCADIA PROJECT

A navigable window onto “Exit 43″ has just gone live at The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (courtesy of Ahsahta Press), accompanied by an interview with G.C. Waldrep. Thanks to editors G.C. and to Joshua Corey for envisioning a way for these pixels to be part of the anthology.

DANNY’S READING SERIES: WILLIAMS/SHEA/SCAPPETTONE
DANNY'S READING SERIES: WILLIAMS/SHEA/SCAPPETTONE

Please bring your ears–all readings will be followed by a DJ. Danny’s Tavern 1951 W Dickens, Chicago, IL (in Bucktown, near Damen and Dickens) Wednesday, June 4 7:30PM sharp Tyrone Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned his BA, MA, and PhD at Wayne State University. He is the author of a number of […]

FABULOUS PLANNING: UNBUILT VENICES
FABULOUS PLANNING: UNBUILT VENICES

Interlocutors & lovers of cities as utopias or disasters: On Friday, May 9 at 6:15 pm, I’ll be presenting a paper/talk on “Fabulous Planning: Unbuilt Venices” at the Columbia Seminar on Studies in Modern Italy. The event will take place in the 5th floor conference room of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, […]

POUND, ID.: A CONVERGENCE
POUND, ID.: A CONVERGENCE

If you are in Boise, Idaho later this week, please join us for the following festivities surrounding the poetry of Ezra Pound: Wednesday April 9th 7:00 pm Marjorie Perloff will open the conference with her paper “Recharging the Ideogram: Poundian Reverberations in Brazilian Concrete Poetry” Thursday April 10th 10:00 am – 10:55 am Discussion group […]

POETIC CAPITAL IN CIRCULATION (@ ALCA, NYU)
POETIC CAPITAL IN CIRCULATION (@ ALCA, NYU)

Please join Ignacio Infante and I for a seminar surrounding the translation of avant-garde poetics across national and oceanic bounds, and the political convolutions that arise from this contact and transmutation—at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in New York City (New York University). I’ll be speaking about the collaboration between poets, architects, and ex-Fascists […]

TRANSLATING RADICAL WOMEN POETS (@ AWP)
TRANSLATING RADICAL WOMEN POETS (@ AWP)

We crash the salon and the nationwide ice with some radical women in Seattle next Thursday, at the Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference! I’ll be discussing radicalism and rootedness, or disrootedness, in the writing and ethnomusicological research of polyglot postwar modernist Amelia Rosselli. Be there: Room 611, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6, Seattle, WA […]


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