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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 […]

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 […]

AEOLIAN HARPING
AEOLIAN HARPING

This is coming up, & it seems apt that it’ll be snowing in Buffalo whereas it was gorgeous in LA: a conversation on Landscapes, Mappings, Networks: Digital/Material Crossings: with Stephen Voyce & Adelaide Morris, Jen Scappettone, Heriberto Yepez, Mark Wallace at Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years. My 2 pennies: “Copper Lyres and Aeolian Harping of […]

BREATH’S COMPASS
BREATH'S COMPASS

I’m thrilled to be giving the keynote address for “The Poetics of Place: Performing Selves In and Beyond Cities,” the 13th Annual English Studies Graduate Student Conference at the Université de Montréal on March 10-11, 2016. The event aims to explore the poetics of (non)urban spaces and the ways in which the city serves as […]

DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH
DATA WE BREATHE (in progress): SUNDAY @ 6018 NORTH

Data We Breathe (a work in progress) Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, and Jennifer Scappettone, with special guest cris cheek 6018 | North 6018 North Kenmore Ave. Sunday, February 28th, 2016, 6pm http://www.in-time-performance.org/data-we-breathe-salon/ http://www.6018north.org/current-upcoming-projects/#/http/wwwin-time-performanceorg/data-we-breathe-salon/ In this in-progress presentation of The Data That We Breathe at the stripped housing of 6018 North, Caroline Bergvall, Judd Morrissey, Jennifer […]

LAGUNA AS ARCHIVE IN MAKE MAG
LAGUNA AS ARCHIVE IN MAKE MAG

Nathanaël and I are writing together about lagoons and/as archives—that “each book occupies, for me, the place of a memory loss….” makes for the initial traces of that conversation, here and in the print version of MAKE Magazine #16:

PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE
PSYCHOGEOGRAPHICAL ROMANCE

Psychogeographical Romance: 3 Interviews is now out from the phenomenal Essay Press as a free pdf chapbook, curated by Leonard Schwartz of Cross-Cultural Poetics. With Yolanda Castaño on the psychogeography of the highway, Magdalena Edwards and Forrest Gander on the psychogeography of the disappeared in Raúl Zurita, and yours truly on the psychogeography of the […]

THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE
THE DATA THAT WE BREATHE

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be sharing a Mellon Fellowship in Arts and Inquiry with the extraordinary multifaceted artists Caroline Bergvall and Judd Morrissey in 2016. We will be in residence at the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry to begin a project called The Data That We Breathe: Caroline Bergvall (London-based artist, writer […]

SCHLUTER / SCAPPETTONE / NATHANAËL
SCHLUTER / SCAPPETTONE / NATHANAËL

Nathanaël, Jen Scappettone, and Kit Schluter will be reading at Sector 2337 on Friday, October 23, from 7-9 pm, in Chicago. Doors open at 6:30 pm. This event is free. Sector 2337 is located on 2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647 | 773 – 687 – 8481 | Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat: 2 […]

UNA VETRINA, ROME
UNA VETRINA, ROME

Amici e Romani! Friends & Romans! A piece I made in cutting homage to Melville’s Battle-Pieces and his fascination with Piranesi, titled “of the Monitor’s Fight,” is now installed in “Una Vetrina” storefront gallery, off the Via Giulia near San Giovanni dei Fiorentini. Come out to see it—it’s visible 24/7 for the coming week. Ho […]

WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE
WUHO INSTITUTE OPEN LABS: FINISSAGE

For the summer of 2015, the WUHO Gallery on Hollywood Boulevard has been transformed by the Institute into an open laboratory. Work on emerging spatial environments has generated salons, workshops, performances, and rituals by residents, rogue scientists, and radical philologists. See the outcomes and their byproducts on the last night of Open Laboratories: The Grand […]

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD, TURIN
DESCRIPTION OF THE WORLD, TURIN

Descrizione del mondo/Description of the World: This collective installation (in Turin this summer and online) was an untimely provocation in the Nietzschean sense of the Unzeitgemässe. We were asked by curator/editor Andrea Inglese to submit three pieces: one page of a book, one manual intervention on a piece of paper, one photographic image. I made […]

MSA BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST
MSA BOOK PRIZE SHORTLIST

Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice has been named one of 5 titles in a shortlist of finalists for the Modernist Studies Association Annual Book Prize for 2015. Here is the judges’ citation: Jennifer Scappettone, Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia) In Killing the Moonlight, Jennifer Scappettone performs a scholarly quarry of a city […]

TRANSLATION & POLITICS FORUM/BAP BLOG
TRANSLATION & POLITICS FORUM/BAP BLOG

It was fantastic to have the chance to think through this forum on contemporary translation and politics with such admired colleagues and comrades in translation and translation-based practices. I only wish we’d been able to have this conversation in person! (It was so fast, it was almost like speaking…) With Sandra Simonds, who organized it; […]

POETRY IS: SPEAKING PORTRAITS (VOL. 2)
POETRY IS: SPEAKING PORTRAITS (VOL. 2)

77 poets were filmed speaking spontaneously about what poetry might be by the generous and effulgent George Quasha for the second volume of “poetry is: Speaking Portraits.” I remember well the day, several years ago, that he filmed CA Conrad and me at the Slought Foundation in Philadelphia. In a beautiful essay at the Poetry […]

THICK & SLOW OF KNOWLEDGE
THICK & SLOW OF KNOWLEDGE

I have a piece on “the thick and the slow of knowledge“—on knowledge that’s not front-loaded—in Jacket2’s feature on the poet-scholar, which is indebted to the work of our dear lost friend and colleague Hillary Gravendyk. From the feature page: The poet and literary critic Hillary Gravendyk organized a roundtable on the “Poet-Scholar” for the […]

HEARTS DESIRE @ OMNI
HEARTS DESIRE @ OMNI

Tomorrow!—Hearts Desire Reading Fri May 15, 8pm Jen Scappettone Lyn Hejinian Ava Koobhor Omni 4799 Shattuck Oakland @omnicommons @spdbooks

QUADRATI, CANTONI, CANTONATE / SQUARES, CANTONS, CORNERS
QUADRATI, CANTONI, CANTONATE / SQUARES, CANTONS, CORNERS

Un nuovo fascicolo dedicato alla poesia di Amelia Rosselli / A new dossier dedicated to the poetry of Amelia Rosselli: @ MODERNA, curato da / edited by Emmanuela Tandello and Chiara Carpita Il mio intervento s’intitola “‘Cantonidisintegratidella / miavita’: Closure and Implosion of the Canto(n) in Amelia Rosselli, and the Dream (or Nightmare) of a […]

ANOTHER LITERARY HISTORY
ANOTHER LITERARY HISTORY

“She was also reading writings of the Black Power movement; she was entirely tuned in to what was happening in the US. Her work is a part of American literary history, despite the fact that most people don’t know it.” My live conversation of November 2012 with Alessandro Cassin of the Primo Levi Center on […]

AN IDEAL NATIONALITY (AT MASP)
AN IDEAL NATIONALITY (AT MASP)

Tomorrow evening, April 29, at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, I’ll present work in progress on the gnarled histories of architecture, poetry, and nation-building that converge in the construction of a great museum on the part of a group of Italian immigrants/émigrés between Rome and São Paulo—and try to sketch out how public space, poetic […]

DWORKIN/SCAPPETTONE @ PRINCETON
DWORKIN/SCAPPETTONE @ PRINCETON

And at 4:30 pm, tomorrow, April 27, in 40 McCosh Hall (Entry #4) at Princeton, will be reading alongside Craig Dworkin. A reception will follow. Details here.

PHRASEBOOK PENTECOSTS
PHRASEBOOK PENTECOSTS

I’ll be presenting a paper that thinks through street linguistics and phrasebook Pentecosts (tuning to the “clusterf*ck of tongues”) in LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs’s debut collection TwERK at Princeton’s poetics colloquium tomorrow, Monday, April 27 at 12 pm. If you come, you will get glottal stops and lunch! Princeton University McCosh Hall, Hinds Library, B14 […]


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