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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 & GOTHIC INFRASTRUCTURE
POETRY & GOTHIC INFRASTRUCTURE

Thursday, May 10, University of Washington, Bothell, 8-9:30 pm (room TBA): Poetry, Gossip, Gothic Infrastructure, with Jennifer Scappettone Free and open to the public https://www.facebook.com/events/105095773679734/   Jennifer Scappettone works at the crossroads of writing, translation, and research—on the page and off. She is the author of the cross-genre verse books From Dame Quickly and The […]

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.

TRANSLATION AS LITERARY EXPERIMENT
TRANSLATION AS LITERARY EXPERIMENT

Hear ye, hear ye: Panel discussion on “Translation as Literary Experiment” with Anne Cheng, Stéphane Feuillas, Judith Zeitlin, Jennifer Scappettone, Rachel Galvin, Michael Bourdaghs, Haun Saussy, and Brook Ziporyn Thursday, April 12 1:00 pm, Classics 110, University of Chicago Translation, we often think, owes a responsibility to the past— to the already-written text that is being recreated in a new language. […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SPD STAFF PICKS: EXIT 43
SPD STAFF PICKS: EXIT 43

Many thanks to Katherine Duckworth, whom I’ve never met, for singling out The Republic of Exit 43 among the teeming volumes of February as a Small Press Distribution Staff Pick. Only 3 more days to snatch this and all other recommended February titles up at 20% off with the code SPDPICKS….Click here: The Republic of […]

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 […]


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