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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 […]

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 […]


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