poesy
BROKEN CHORUS TALK AT ST. MARK’S
BROKEN CHORUS TALK AT ST. MARK'S

New York, New York, East Village still alive despite!: on Monday night I will attempt to talk within your hood about the possibility of fashioning a collective text of resistance in the face of the new authoritarianisms and the legacy of brutalized networks of solidarity. Provisional title: To Breach the Walls of the Republic: Harvesting […]

BROOKLYN BOUND, FRIDAY
BROOKLYN BOUND, FRIDAY

…in many senses: I’m happy to read at last in the borough where The Republic of Exit 43 was first conceived, this Friday, April 21 at 7 pm, in DUMBO at the precious outpost of Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop. Many thanks to Jared White and Farrah Field for hosting, in NYC’s only poetry-focused bookshop. I’ll […]

IMPROVISATION: PHILOSOPHY & PRAXIS
IMPROVISATION: PHILOSOPHY & PRAXIS

I’m really pleased to be leading a session on creative writing and improvisation as part of a two-day workshop at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry curated by Fabian Goppelsröder, this April 14 and 15. We will be making up genres as the radio dial slides, spontaneously interpreting lines of poesy, piecing together wasted […]

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.” […]

TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSLATIONAL POETICS
TRANSNATIONAL/TRANSLATIONAL POETICS

At Rutgers, New Brunswick: Please join us tomorrow for a workshop and discussion of the poetics and politics of translating poetry lacking a mother tongue! Workshop on Poetics and Translation with Jennifer Scappettone, U of Chicago Thu, Feb 9, 3-5 pm CCA Seminar Room, 15 Seminary Place, Fifth Floor Co-sponsored by Comparative Literature  

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.

UPCOMING READINGS
UPCOMING READINGS

The Republic of Exit 43 is slowly making its way across the continent this spring. Here’s the schedule thus far: Segue Series, NYC, Saturday, February 11 POG, Tucson, Tuesday, March 21 University of Arizona, Tucson, Wednesday, March 22 Switch Reading Series, IPRC, Portland, OR, Saturday, March 25 Seminary Co-op, in conversation with Lauren Berlant, Chicago, […]

I 0WE V. I/O
I 0WE V. I/O

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 […]

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 […]

DATA WE BREATHE @ GRAY CENTER LAB
DATA WE BREATHE @ GRAY CENTER LAB

The Data That We Breathe Multi-Disciplinary Performances and Discussion Thursday, November 10, 2016 6-8 pm, Gray Center Lab, 929 E. 60th St., Suite 112 Chicago As the culmination of their Mellon Fellowship for Arts Practice & Scholarship, Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer and performer), Judd Morrissey (writer, code artist and professor, School of the Art […]

CL REVIEWS KILLING THE MOONLIGHT
CL REVIEWS KILLING THE MOONLIGHT

Thanks to Rosa Mucignat of Kings College for this thorough and astute review of Killing the Moonlight in Comparative Literature: “Killing the Moonlight is a brilliant fusion of literature, art, architecture, politics, and history that challenges and rewards the reader with its voracious and wide-ranging scope. Scappettone’s re-positioning of modernism in Venice enriches our understanding […]

COPPER LYRING
COPPER LYRING

im studio mi/la invites you to:   COPPER LYRES 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? If we could strip away the walls sheltering us and the casings of our devices, we […]

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 […]

ABORTED NURSES: A GEOPOETICS
ABORTED NURSES: A GEOPOETICS

My Harriet post for Mother’s Day and the formula babies has been published on the Poetry Foundation’s website after a slight delay. Find it here, the first installment of a series of occasional writings for the month of May.

A GLASS VENEZIANELLA
A GLASS VENEZIANELLA

Last gasps of Futurism revisited by way of more translation of Venezianella e Studentaccio, Marinetti’s 1943-44 “aeronovel or aeropoem” that envisions the resurrection of Venice as a female colossus of blown glass: stylistically speaking, a cross between homage to the cosmopolitan anachronism of the city of lagoons and a blown-out pastiche of Fascism’s would-be colonial […]

“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 […]


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