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Delighted to be reading, alongside Brandi Katherine Herrera, from my new book in Portland next Sunday! Please join us at the Switch Reading Series:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

3/25 Scappettone & Herrera 7 p.m. @ IPRC

Switch No. 38 presents Jennifer Scappettone from Chicago and Portland’s own Brandi Katherine Herrera

Where: IPRC, 1001 SE Division, Portland, Oregon

When: Saturday, March 25, 7 p.m. sharp

Brandi Katherine Herrera is a Portland, Ore. based multidisciplinary artist, poet, and translator, whose work in text, film, and sound explores the poetics of space. She is the author of Mutterfarbe, a limited edition artist book of color theory, experimental translation, photography, and poems, and Natürlicher, a chapbook of color swatch poems (Broken Cloud Press, 2016). Her work is held in various private and public collections, including the Seattle Art Museum, and Yale University’s Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color, and has been featured in a number of solo and group exhibitions, performance series, and publications, including 23 Sandy Gallery, Cube Gallery, Poetry Press Week, Pure Surface, The Volta, Octopus Magazine, The Common, and Poor Claudia, among others.

photo by Dino Ignani

Jennifer Scappettone works at the crossroads of writing, translation, and scholarly research, on the page and off. She is the author of the hybrid-genre verse books From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (just out from Atelos Press), and of the scholarly monograph Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia University Press, 2014). Her translations from the Italian of the polyglot poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli were collected in Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli. She founded, and curates, PennSound Italiana, a new sector of the audiovisual archive based at the University of Pennsylvania devoted to experimental Italian poetry. Her installation pieces were exhibited most recently at Una Vetrina Gallery in Rome and WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, and she has collaborated on site-specific performance works with a wide spectrum of musicians, architects, code artists, and dancers, at locations ranging from the tract of Trajan’s aqueduct beneath the American Academy in Rome to Fresh Kills Landfill. Scappettone is an associate professor of various subjects at the University of Chicago.

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