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GOLD REVOLUTION
GOLD REVOLUTION

Gold revolution performance di Francesca Grilli 3 falchi, 14 testi sulla rivoluzione, 7 poeti — 3 falcons, 14 texts on revolution, 7 poets poesie di/poems by: Laura Cingolani, Sara Davidovics, Fabio Lapiana, Marco Giovenale, Tommaso Ottonieri Jonida Prifti, Jennifer Scappettone Testi a cura di/Texts curated by Stefania Tutino e Laura Cingolani All’interno della biblioteca dell’Accademia […]

KILLING THE MOONLIGHT IN CHICAGO
KILLING THE MOONLIGHT IN CHICAGO

        Please join me for a discussion of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, which is hot off the presses from Columbia University Press, with the remarkable scholars of modernism Maud Ellmann and Rebecca West. The event will take place at Chicago’s legendary Seminary Co-op Bookstore this Monday, 11/10/14, at 6 pm. I’ll […]

HEART THAT IS REBEL IN ME: ROSSELLI @ BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL
HEART THAT IS REBEL IN ME: ROSSELLI @ BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL

“Lo sdrucciolo cuore che in me è ribelle/The proparoxytone heart that is rebel in me”: Poetry and Poetics of Amelia Rosselli (Paris 1930—Rome 1996) Led by Jennifer Scappettone, moderated by Brandon Brown as part of the Great Companions Series Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7 pm The Omni 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, California This class […]

POETIC CAPITAL IN CIRCULATION (@ ALCA, NYU)
POETIC CAPITAL IN CIRCULATION (@ ALCA, NYU)

Please join Ignacio Infante and I for a seminar surrounding the translation of avant-garde poetics across national and oceanic bounds, and the political convolutions that arise from this contact and transmutation—at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in New York City (New York University). I’ll be speaking about the collaboration between poets, architects, and ex-Fascists […]

DECLINE WITH CITY (FLOOR JOURNAL)
DECLINE WITH CITY (FLOOR JOURNAL)

Visit FLOOR issue #2: Acts of Location, edited by Lyn Hejinian and Christopher Patrick Miller. Containing graphic scores, an essay on poché, improvisations via live interpretation, calamity, the police eye, Perec & Occupy Oakland exhumations at Oscar Grant Plaza….and some Rome from within the bubble burst.

PARK SCORES AT PRATT
PARK SCORES AT PRATT

Another culmination of a collaboration between Kathy Westwater (director and choreographer), Seung Jae Lee (visual design), and me, this Friday at 12:30 pm on the lawn of Pratt Institute! Featuring a “wall” of trash text. Thanks to the Office of Recuperative Strategies for supporting this event….

PASSWORDS: ROSSELLI AT POETS HOUSE
PASSWORDS: ROSSELLI AT POETS HOUSE

Passwords: Jennifer Scappettone on Amelia Rosselli Poets House, New York City April 25, 2013 – 7:00PM Kray Hall $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members Poet, translator and scholar Jennifer Scappettone discusses the work of the Italian poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli (1930-1996) — whose first book was introduced by Pier […]

FORMA-CUBO/CUBE-FORM
FORMA-CUBO/CUBE-FORM

In which I chat with Cris Mattison about the cube as poetic constraint and Pentecostal space of all possible rhythms—presented in tandem with relevant translations of Amelia Rosselli and my own experiments in the cube form, courtesy of Zoland Poetry.

OCCUPIED CINEMA: EXIT 43 @ EX CINEMA PALAZZO
OCCUPIED CINEMA: EXIT 43 @ EX CINEMA PALAZZO

A Roma, sabato 5 maggio, alle ore 22:00 presso l’EX CINEMA PALAZZO – Sala VITTORIO ARRIGONI (Piazza dei Sanniti, a San Lorenzo) Jennifer Scappettone e  Difforme Ensemble in USCITA 43 Un’archeologia della discarica e operetta di finestre “pop-up”: Uscita 43 è un lirico punto di fuga dall’incubo della tossicità della vita odierna periferica, da Roma […]

TRANSLATING POETRY @ THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME
TRANSLATING POETRY @ THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME

  C’è più onore in tradire che in essere fedeli a metà. (There is more honor in betrayal than in being half faithful.) -from Una Sera Come Tante / An Evening Like So Many Others by Giovanni Guidici (1924-2011) A two-day series of readings and conversations at the American Academy in Rome, intended to explore […]

“WHERE THE I IS THE PUBLIC”: LOCOMOTRIX AT NYU
"WHERE THE I IS THE PUBLIC": LOCOMOTRIX AT NYU

Book Presentation and Panel Discussion: “Where the I is the Public”: Amelia Rosselli in Translation New York University, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò 24 West 12th Street New York, NY 10011 Thursday, 5 April, 6:30 pm A musician, musicologist, and self-defined “poet of research,” Amelia Rosselli (Paris 1930– Rome 1996) was one of the most important poets […]

IT CASTS A SHADOW
IT CASTS A SHADOW

The book as thing in grayscale stands out against the images that presided over its pixels for the past twelvemonth. The anxiety of the thing—it’s not a book, Randy says, until it’s fixed and open to errancy….

FIRST FIGS
FIRST FIGS

And the seasons begin to cycle as each day brings another spur for vulnerability, another adieu and another resolution to self vis-a-vis composer Paul of the bidirectionality of time in circles.  

ONE MAN’S VERDANT PORTICO
ONE MAN'S VERDANT PORTICO

Is another man’s mortar: from Hadrian to Maxentius along the Appian Way, frescoed sea-horse becomes filler for an unfinished throne room wall. Our archaeological Virgil through it all (drawings, lacunae-riddled plans, 3D scanners, holes full of dirt and equivocal chunks) enjoying his job exactly as much as one reckons he oughta.    

ANIMATE STATUARY
ANIMATE STATUARY

At the Villa Medici: from Paris to the Pincio, perfect coherence of voluptuousness in stone embraced otherwise, alive.

HUNGRY CITY: ROME
HUNGRY CITY: ROME

The history of Rome traced through food and its conduits, followed by Fritz’s gorgeous installations of aperitifs & dinner in roof tiles moving the crowd from orto to cortile, lit by a chandelier of twig & leaf, Mona finally sitting down to eat with us: and having through it all to come face to face […]

PUREE & CODECRACKING OF THE DAY
PUREE & CODECRACKING OF THE DAY

Eggplant and mint, we taste, so much more exquisite than is photographable—overseen by as-ever enthralling epitaphs glimpsed anew in this quotidian dream that taunt us with the desire to know more and more language, and with the need for time, insatiable.

INSIDE THE FOUNTAIN
INSIDE THE FOUNTAIN

Scoping it out at a press conference overlooking the whole city: the space we’ll perform in (Exit 43 with the Difforme Ensemble) before bidding goodbye to the site of Rome’s preGothic sustenance and our ravishment.  

ETERNAL/EPHEMERAL
ETERNAL/EPHEMERAL

In the lurid purple apparition of the Ponte Rotto and cherished summer passeggiata schmaltz, resisting the surreptitious yet certain sense of possibilities clamping down with the passage of the weeks and the neighbors, even if the morning, recall pixelessly, among the myriad possible pixeless lessons of the year of explosive potential in love with the […]

NOTES TOWARD A NORTON LECTURE
NOTES TOWARD A NORTON LECTURE

In the new departing friend’s studio full at his facture of charcoal and bodies and blinking streaking green otherworldly light made grainy by lack in the archive machine.

CASTLE WITH IMPATIENCE
CASTLE WITH IMPATIENCE

Odescalchi, host of hushed stories of past horribleness, with dashboard, to be precise.

CURIOSITY
CURIOSITY

Unakin to the dogged determination of research leading in obedient step to professionalization, the navigation of cities and the production of poetry will always repay the errant seekings of curiosity off the Corso: look further, a second and a third time, for patterns, stances. Especially in Rome….  

DESUETUDE
DESUETUDE

A fancied word so unfortunate in animation: in the woods punctuated by grazing fields for horses lined by modern sewers, the farthest reaches of the Aqua Paola (e Traiana), great outmoded infrastructural gift, at a tilt, leaking sporadic showers, and in expected picturesque disrepair: contemporary Ruskins our hunters from England hastening to capture the destruction […]

HOUSING SOLUTION IN ROME
HOUSING SOLUTION IN ROME

Among the only feasible options in the historical center: just outside the Borgo, or the area of the Vatican, adjacent to the hospital set up for pilgrims: bright & with a view for as long as they’ll allow it (law banning mobile homes on the Janiculum in momentum).  


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