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LITERATURE AS PERFORMATIVE WRITING
LITERATURE AS PERFORMATIVE WRITING

Iulia Militaru, poet, artist, and publisher of FrACTalia Press, wrote compellingly about The Republic of Exit 43 in two issues of Revista—ARTA, a Bucharest journal, in Romanian and in English: Manifest(ation) between Literature as Censorship and the Censorship of Literature and Literature As Performative Writing Here is an excerpt: “The Republic of Exit 43 shows how […]

EXIT 43 @ CROSS-CULTURAL POETICS
EXIT 43 @ CROSS-CULTURAL POETICS

The great poet and master of conversation Leonard Schwartz of Evergreen College was kind enough to invite me for an interview on the radio for Cross-Cultural Poetics again this Winter. Our chat, which was about my book The Republic of Exit 43, and about garbage and the book as non-site and Dante and Alice Notley […]

SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED: 2 ACTS
SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED: 2 ACTS

I’m thrilled that the new Vancouver-based press The Elephants has published extracts from my new and in-progress work on the transnational circuitry of copper as a free downloadable chapbook. The acts in question hail from my libretto produced for performances of SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED; Or, Last year/By constant penetration/Encroaching on the reserve with Judd Morrissey […]

SMELTING POT
SMELTING POT

I’m excited to share new work produced for the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, included in the catalog for Dimensions of Citizenship and published simultaneously by e-flux architecture: a piece commissioned specifically to address the question of Citizenship at the scale of the Globe. My essay presents two New York City monuments—the Statue of […]

FEMINIST POETICS, EMERGENT PEDAGOGIES
FEMINIST POETICS, EMERGENT PEDAGOGIES

FEMINIST POETICS, EMERGENT PEDAGOGIES Symposium: Feminist Poetics, Emergent Pedagogies Los Angeles, CA  May 11 & 12, 2018 Hosted by Margaret Rhee and Andrea Quaid All events free and open to the public. I’m excited for this week’s Feminist Poetics, Emerging Pedagogies symposium in Los Angeles. I’ll be on a panel discussion Friday with Tia Blassingame, […]

POETRY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
POETRY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Today at 1:30! Poetry and environmental justice, with outtakes into and out of books, dance, lyrics. Free and open to the public at Cal State LA.

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. […]

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? […]

SAVAGENESS (Veins embraced in the property)
SAVAGENESS (Veins embraced in the property)

Please join us for the latest iteration of SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED, presented in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial: Jennifer Scappettone—Judd Morrissey—Abraham Avnisan @ 6018North SAVAGENESS, or There are veins embraced in the property September 30, 2017 // 6-9 PM (cocktails at 6 PM, performance at 7 PM) 6018 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL This mixed reality […]

@ CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
@ CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

Save the date for our mixed reality collaboration in mining architecture–w/ Judd Morrissey and @abrahamavnisan. Sat 9/30 6 pm, 6018|North, Chicago (Architecture Biennial). #mixedrealitypoetics #copperlyres #materialityofthedigital #poetryofarchitecture (at 6018NORTH) http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/calendar/savageness-or-there-are-veins-embraced-in-the-property/

GEOPOETICS WORKSHOP, MILWAUKEE
GEOPOETICS WORKSHOP, MILWAUKEE

The Lynden Sculpture Garden and Woodland Pattern Book Center present Intersite: Geopoetics of the Constructed Landscape and Beyond, a workshop with writer-in-residence Jennifer Scappettone. The workshop is preceded by a reading by Scappettone at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, June 4 at 2 pm, and will culminate in a reading by participants, followed by a reception, […]

LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM
LAMENT @ BLOCK MUSEUM

LAMENT (The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well)—my collaborative mixed-reality performance work in progress with Judd Morrissey and Abraham Avnisan, also featuring sound by Mark Booth and Ted Gordon and sculptural elements by Elena Ailes—will be the opening performance at the Ordinary Media Symposium at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, Thursday, May 18 at 4 pm. […]

MENACING ARCHIVES
MENACING ARCHIVES

Soundless gratitude to Orchid Tierney for “Menacing Archives,” her thoughtful engagement with The Republic of Exit 43 at Jacket2, which offers an interpretation of collage as a ragpicking ecology, and leads readers across the sprawl of this site-[un]specific documentation of environmental injustice. “What kind of pastoral, then, is the hazardous waste site? How to make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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