SPRING EVENTS
SPRING EVENTS

Many language events are being churned for this Spring. Here are some that I’ll be involved in, starting tomorrow: Friday, March 29, American Comparative Literature Association conference, UCLA: 8:30 am, presenting work on the Statue of Liberty, smelted citizenship, and poetic forms of protest, Haines 118 4-5:30 pm, reading poetry alongside the singular Keston Sutherland, […]

IMMIGRANT UNDERGROUND
IMMIGRANT UNDERGROUND

Judd Morrissey and I will be at the Poetry Foundation this coming week  to present excerpts from our ongoing collaborative project with Abraham Avnisan, LAMENT: Or, The Mine has been Opened Up Well, placing the buried voices of immigrant laborers into dialogue with the palimpsestic refugee histories featured in Ellen Rothenberg’s exhibition ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant. […]

TRANSLATION ACROSS THE IRON CURTAIN
TRANSLATION ACROSS THE IRON CURTAIN

With Lyn Hejinian and Ilya Kutik, Chicago, 1/24/18. There will be readings, aphoristic and poetic, and discussion about, for instance, clashes of sound, sense, idiomatic language, translation and xenophobia, the corpus of Cicero’s correspondence, the generativity of sincere misunderstanding, the sociohistoric import of poets who learn and experiment in other languages. Be there or square!

POETICS & PRECARITY
POETICS & PRECARITY

I’m really honored to be part of this volume framed around Nathaniel Mackey’s stunning and crucial essay on breath and precarity, alongside admired colleagues. Edited by Myung Mi Kim and Cristanne Miller, and coming in June from SUNY Press. Look out for it! http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6568-poetics-and-precarity.aspx “Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the […]

TECHNICIANS OF THE SACRED @ 50
TECHNICIANS OF THE SACRED @ 50

Please join us at the Poetic Research Bureau this evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerome Rothenberg’s rotten-myth-quashing, secularly-sacred-myth-reinforcing Technicians of the Sacred: in the shadow of Thanks-taking. I’ll be reading Quechua poems against settler colonialist bosses without mouths, and interpreting poems about murder-by-dissection from Blake and Jordan Abel. As 5 Every Day describes […]

RESIST XENOPHOBIA (THRU TRANSLATION)
RESIST XENOPHOBIA (THRU TRANSLATION)

I talked to the folks at Asymptote again, and shouted out to various comrades crazy enough to walk the tightrope between languages. The interview is here.

WHISTLE THRU THE FASCES
WHISTLE THRU THE FASCES

Hi, Princeton. I’m giving a seminar/workshop on Babel After Fascism, a new version of a piece long, long in the making, on Wednesday, November 8. Contemporary Poetry Colloquium and the 20th C. Colloquium Jennifer Scappettone, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago Princeton University Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM […]

DOCUMENTATION IS A POLITICAL ACT
DOCUMENTATION IS A POLITICAL ACT

The Next Event, in Chicago, at UIC. The second issue of Jack Fisher’s journal Counter-Signals will launch, and it looks amazing. We’ll have a freewheeling staunchly interdisciplinary conversation based on the statement, “Documentation is a political act.” I’ll keep my mouth wide open as I scream about the present political situation and refer to myself […]

COUNTER-SIGNALS: HIEROGLYPHS
COUNTER-SIGNALS: HIEROGLYPHS

Hieroglyphs of the Anti-commodity Counter-Signals 2 Fall 2017 – Winter 2018 Edited by Jack Henrie Fisher Published by Other Forms Buy Jack Henrie Fisher Editorial — Alan Moore Edit deAk (1950–2017) — Chris Reeves Alloturgies in the Annex: Something Else Press and the Fluxus Mode of Production — Lucy Mulroney Self-woven, Self-shod, and Self-liberated — […]

TELEPHONE LINES & VEINS
TELEPHONE LINES & VEINS

Jad Dahshan wrote a brilliant review of SAVAGENESS, really more of an essay in its own right, for the Chicago Maroon: “The show concluded with the three miners sitting on a dining table while Scappettone, in the middle, flipped through the telegraphic code book. Savageness gives its audience so much to take in at once that processing—let alone […]

A post shared by J. Scape (@oikost) on Oct 13, 2017 at 10:32pm PDT The fact of my mouth…Jordan Scott. (at Sector 2337 + The Green Lantern Press)

THE “CLOUD”‘S MATERIAL RAIN
THE "CLOUD"'S MATERIAL RAIN

Copper Lyres and Pennies from Heaven: The Material Rain of the ‘Cloud’ A talk at UC Santa Barbara Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:30 pm Sankey Room What material ecologies are we tapping into when we commit the apparently ethereal acts of streaming a how-to video or uploading broadcasts of banal and precious moments to the cloud? […]


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