Photo by Adriana Varella
I’m interested in the capacities of poetry to denaturalize the structures of everyday life and to imagine new forms of relation. My most recent full-length collection, What This Breathing, is due out from The Elephants in September 2020. Previous books include: Propagation (2012), Fantasies in Permeable Structures (2005), and Skincerity (2003), as well as the chaplet Excerpts from ‘Permeable Structures: A Performance Essay in Stereo’ (Belladonna). I have also written and directed several performance works, including Blocks Away (2010) and Stalk (2008), as well as an audio work, Five Pieces for Doubled Voice (2005). An essay “Poetry, Ecology and the Reappropriation of Lived Space” has appeared in several anthologies, including Viz. Inter-Arts Intervention: A Trans-Genre Anthology and Eco Language Reader. Various poetry and prose has been translated into French, Spanish, Finnish and Norwegian. I teach in the MFA/BFA programs in Writing at Pratt Institute and live in Brooklyn with my four-legged friend Topo.
Praxis: a vector
a possible state
a principle of historical selection
and a diagram of existence