Jacket2 has generously hosted a gallery of pop-up pastorals from The Republic of Exit 43 in conjunction with an essay of mine—a commentary of sorts on their 8 years of facture. The essay, “I 0we v. I/O,” discusses the poetics of corporate veil-piercing as developed through a decade of research into the Superfund site across […]
My Atelos book of poems and poem-like materials surrounding the corporate dump is now officially available here, thanks to the essential people of Small Press Distribution. The acknowledgments are epic given that these pollutant scores passed through the hands, bodies, and voices of many friends—but I want to give a special shout-out to Lyn Hejinian […]
I’m thrilled to be giving a lecture on Venice in another archipelago, one inhabited a couple of decades back—at Hitotsubashi University, hosted by Professor Mayumo Inoue, with respondents Ryosuke Yamazaki and Akiko Ichikawa. July 14, 2016, a Thursday, in the afternoon.
I’m thrilled to be joining Emanuela Tandello, Chiara Carpita, Maria Borio, Gian Maria Annovi, Daniela La Penna and Lucia Re this Friday, February 26, in discussion about “the irony of otherness and marginality” in Amelia Rosselli’s poetry. I’ll be presenting recent work on the event of performance and/as translation: “Chloris in Plural Voices: Performing Translation […]
Nathanaël and I are writing together about lagoons and/as archives—that “each book occupies, for me, the place of a memory loss….” makes for the initial traces of that conversation, here and in the print version of MAKE Magazine #16:
Psychogeographical Romance: 3 Interviews is now out from the phenomenal Essay Press as a free pdf chapbook, curated by Leonard Schwartz of Cross-Cultural Poetics. With Yolanda Castaño on the psychogeography of the highway, Magdalena Edwards and Forrest Gander on the psychogeography of the disappeared in Raúl Zurita, and yours truly on the psychogeography of the […]
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be sharing a Mellon Fellowship in Arts and Inquiry with the extraordinary multifaceted artists Caroline Bergvall and Judd Morrissey in 2016. We will be in residence at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry to begin a project called The Data That We Breathe: Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer […]
Occupy Poetics click above to read this free chapbook curated by Thom Donovan for Essay Press! In Occupy Poetics, Thom Donovan collects a series of responses to the Occupy movement to observe how aesthetics and politics might intersect— with Brian Ang, Steve Benson, Ana Božičević, David Brazil, Brandon Brown, David Buuck, Anelise Chen, Stephen Collis, […]
For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed by the Institute into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments has generated salons, workshops, performances, and rituals by residents, rogue scientists, and radical philologists. See the outcomes and their byproducts on the last night of Open Laboratories: The Grand […]
Descrizione del mondo/Description of the World: This collective installation (in Turin this summer and online) was an untimely provocation in the Nietzschean sense of the Unzeitgemässe. We were asked by curator/editor Andrea Inglese to submit three pieces: one page of a book, one manual intervention on a piece of paper, one photographic image. I made […]
LEAVE LOOM/CASTING PARTY: Jennifer Scappettone and Joshua G. Stein present materials research and archaeologies of futurism and of waiting Thursday, July 30 Doors open at 7 pm Slip casting and performance begin at 7:30 pm WUHO Gallery 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Located between Wilcox Ave. and Schrader Blvd. Hollywood & Highland is […]
The Poetic Research Bureau presents… “once-were-Californians” ROB HALPERN & JENNIFER SCAPPETTONE Saturday, July 25, 2015 Doors open at 7pm Reading at 7:30pm Poetic Research Bureau 951 Chung King Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Common Place is Rob Halpern’s most recent book of poetry (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). He lives between San Francisco and Ypsilanti, Michigan. […]
Please join us for the first event of the Salvage Series at WUHO Institute Open Laboratories featuring poet/curator/environmental activists ALLISON COBB and JEN COLEMAN Friday, June 19 6 pm sharp (loud off-Broadway action begins at the theater next door at 7 pm!) WUHO Gallery 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 Located between Wilcox Ave. […]
please join us for the launch of the INSTITUTE SUMMER SESSIONS: OPEN LABORATORIES at WUHO’s Spatial Research Facility SATURDAY, MAY 9 7-9 PM 6518 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028 http://wuho.architecture.woodbury.edu For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard is being transformed into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments will […]
“She was also reading writings of the Black Power movement; she was entirely tuned in to what was happening in the US. Her work is a part of American literary history, despite the fact that most people don’t know it.” My live conversation of November 2012 with Alessandro Cassin of the Primo Levi Center on […]
“La santità dei santi padri” (The Sanctity of the Holy Fathers): my essay published today at the Italian journal Alfabeta2 takes on the paradox and the recalcitrance of Amelia Rosselli’s place in literary history between a divided legacy of “holy fathers”: Pier Paolo Pasolini and the neo-avant-garde. Antonio Loreto’s recent study, “I Santi Padri di Amelia […]
I’m so delighted to be speaking and reading at Pratt’s pioneering new MFA program in writing in early November about pre-Pandoran fantasy and forms of vengeful obsolescence from modernism forward. By way of writingactivism: Electric Moonlight and Undead Tides: Woman, Decadence, and Modernism Wednesday, Nov. 5th 7:15-8:15 Engineering 307, 3rd Floor Engineering Bldg. WRITING […]
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 provocative “Cheap Signaling.” To sampling that debris. “I say [avec Glissant, Rosselli, & various others] that nothing is true […]
The term ecopoetics has become increasingly important to scholars and poets alike. It is certainly a critical moment for the field and practice. Please join us in February for a three-day conference that will focus specifically on exploring ecopoetics, taking up such questions as: What is ecopoetics? What representational strategies and sociopolitical commitments might characterize […]
Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal, by Nathanaël, was launched into the world at the Corpse Space on Milwaukee Avenue last Wednesday evening, in the presence of the author and Daniel Borzutsky (my discussants in open conversation), and a sizeable yet intimate crowd. This is one of a score of books recently issued by Nathanaël, […]
Scoping it out at a press conference overlooking the whole city: the space we’ll perform in (Exit 43 with the Difforme Ensemble) before bidding goodbye to the site of Rome’s preGothic sustenance and our ravishment.
In advance of “La Mama SpoletOpen” at the 54th Festival of Two Worlds, my poem to be carbonized: FLAG PIETRA PER PIETRA roso CHIODO PER CHIODO oso FILO PER FILO […]
Occupying the ruins now framing a deejay set ranging from Volare to hiphop all’italiano and the hospitality of Earthquake Jack: scene of palpably postwar pregentrification Palermo.
“Non ci passa una lira,” says the lady we meet surveying her high plaza with diamond facade from the waist up, and who justifies our afternoon chocolates by identifying us as her “children” to a daughter several minutes later. Not a cent passes through here yet everywhere—pizzerias, baseball caps, banks—is the immense unidentified Hellenistic goddess […]