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REMEMBERING DEREK WALCOTT
REMEMBERING DEREK WALCOTT

My chest sinks to hear that Derek Walcott is lost to us. In 2011, I was lucky enough to live alongside him and to interview him for Il manifesto. Here is another fragment from that interview, which was never published in its entirety, or in English: Scappettone: You’ve been working with theatrical forms for over […]

EXIT 43 GOES TO PDX
EXIT 43 GOES TO PDX

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, […]

COPPER LYRES IN RESIDENCE: TUCSON
COPPER LYRES IN RESIDENCE: TUCSON

I’m delighted to be spending the upcoming break in Tucson & environs for an extended period of further research into the scarring processes of copper extraction, smelting, milling, distribution, disposal and salvage—all the bust & boom of modern and contemporary device-life being somehow driven by this ductile metal and its laborers. The University of Arizona […]

SEGUE SERIES AT ZINC BAR
SEGUE SERIES AT ZINC BAR

Dear New York, o toxic cradle and longlost: I am coming to read in you this Saturday from my new book, The Republic of Exit 43. Dearest New Yorkers [who will not be at AWP]: please join me and Maryam Monalisa Gharavi at 82 West 3rd Street, NY NY for red curtains and harsh words […]

BABEL AFTER FASCISM
BABEL AFTER FASCISM

Though that preposition may no longer hold—at Rutgers, I’ll be presenting a draft from a book project in progress, From Babel to Pentecost: Wireless Imaginations in Postwar Literary Arts and the Dream (or Nightmare) of a Transnational Language. The piece being presented is titled “To Whistle in the Fasces of Uniform Graphemes: Babel After Fascism.” […]

IN MEMORIAM DAVID ANTIN
IN MEMORIAM DAVID ANTIN

Among the great losses of recent months, David Antin. I’m honored to be among the speakers at this Saturday’s Tribute at the Getty Center.

THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43
THE REPUBLIC OF EXIT 43

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 […]

PULVERIZED UTOPIAS: POETICS OF AIR, MSA
PULVERIZED UTOPIAS: POETICS OF AIR, MSA

Sunday, November 20, from 8:30-10 am, in the Arcadia room at the Westin Pasadena, we will be holding this panel I’ve put together for the Modernist Studies Association with cherished friends and colleagues. I’ve changed my presentation to confront conditions & will be talking about the air of the polis & breathing as a political […]

NURSING FUTURISM
NURSING FUTURISM

My last post for Harriet, “Nursing Futurism,” reads the figure of the nurse as a confessional supplement to the manifestos of Futurism, and presents some nurses of hope in the form of Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik’s Commons Choir, and Pepe Rojo’s Tijuana Liberation Front.

COPPER LYRES
COPPER LYRES

“Copper Lyres (Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity, Part 2)” continues my assault of musings surrounding the material substrate of the internet, honing in on copper, from exploitation to salvage, at Harriet. “We set out to build, as the alarm of the obsolescing networked age, of the house and the […]

MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION
MATERIALITY OF POETRY IN THE AGE OF DIGITAL REPRODUCTION

My fourth text for Harriet: The Blog, “Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity,” is the beginning of a new project on rethinking the supposed dematerialization of the art object, and the supposed greenness of our current communicative channels: “What species of political and ethical complicity must we reckon […]

CHLORIS IN MORE VOICES
CHLORIS IN MORE VOICES

My third blog post for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet is a continuation of the second: it thinks through Amelia Rosselli’s imagination of the nymph Chloris, and the ramifications of treating Chloris, represented by both Botticelli and Rosselli in choked polyphony, as a figure of translation. “Translating, and retranslating, Rosselli’s late distressed pastoral over the years […]

TRANSLATION AS (RE)PERFORMANCE
TRANSLATION AS (RE)PERFORMANCE

My second post for Harriet: The Blog thinks through what it would mean to consider the performance of an original and translated text as a fundamental part of the act of translation. “Performance plunges us concretely into translation’s uncommon temporality as we strive to body forth the the cognitive and musical pulse of a text […]

“ADVANCED””POETRY””WRITING”
"ADVANCED""POETRY""WRITING"

A workshop designed by Jennifer Scappettone at the University of Chicago, Spring 2016 In this course, we will examine a range of formal, theoretical, and sociopolitical currents in contemporary poetry as a means of provoking and informing our own creative work. The class will provide a laboratory for new creative tactics, not simply a revision […]

AEOLIAN HARPING
AEOLIAN HARPING

This is coming up, & it seems apt that it’ll be snowing in Buffalo whereas it was gorgeous in LA: a conversation on Landscapes, Mappings, Networks: Digital/Material Crossings: with Stephen Voyce & Adelaide Morris, Jen Scappettone, Heriberto Yepez, Mark Wallace at Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years. My 2 pennies: “Copper Lyres and Aeolian Harping of […]

BREATH’S COMPASS
BREATH'S COMPASS

I’m thrilled to be giving the keynote address for “The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities,” the 13th Annual English Studies Graduate Student Conference at the Université de Montréal on March 10-11, 2016. The event aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the ways in which the city serves as […]

DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH
DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH

Data We Breathe (a work in progress) Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, and Jennifer Scappettone, with special guest cris cheek 6018 | North 6018 North Kenmore Ave. Sunday, February 28th, 2016, 6pm http://www.in-time-performance.org/data-we-breathe-salon/ http://www.6018north.org/current-upcoming-projects/#/http/wwwin-time-performanceorg/data-we-breathe-salon/ In this in-progress presentation of The Data That We Breathe at the stripped housing of 6018 North, Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer […]

IRONY OF MARGINALITY: ROSSELLI @ OXFORD U
IRONY OF MARGINALITY: ROSSELLI @ OXFORD U

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 […]

POETICS OF BREATH @ GRAY CENTER
POETICS OF BREATH @ GRAY CENTER

Wed, Jan 27, 2016 7:00pm – 9:00pm Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer Scappettone: readings and talks toward a collaborative poetics of breath Gray Center Lab in Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., Chicago Mellon Fellows Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art Institute of […]

BE AND BE DUG (MSA READING)
BE AND BE DUG (MSA READING)

DIG AND BE DUG IN RETURN: A POETRY READING at the Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference in Boston Westin Copely Place, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston MA Friday, November 20, 5:30 p.m. Essex Center The motto for this creative uprising comes from Langston Hughes, but participants wage poetic revolution under myriad banners. Please join Stephen Burt, […]

THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE
THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE

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 […]

SCHLUTER / SCAPPETTONE / NATHANAËL
SCHLUTER / SCAPPETTONE / NATHANAËL

Nathanaël, Jen Scappettone, and Kit Schluter will be reading at Sector 2337 on Friday, October 23, from 7-9 pm, in Chicago. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free. Sector 2337 is located on 2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647 | 773 – 687 – 8481 | Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat: 2 […]

WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE
WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE

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 […]

LEAVE LOOM/CASTING PARTY
LEAVE LOOM/CASTING PARTY

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 […]


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