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Poetry

Individual and visual poems have been featured or are forthcoming in journals such as DIAGRAM, Marginalia, The Offending AdamWord For/Word, and Fringe Magazine, among others. See the poetry page for an updated list and links to publications online.

Here Now, Myriads, the manuscript born from my MFA thesis (now much revised), cites and makes use (of the language of) Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architect of Central Park, Boston’s park system, and many many other recreational spaces in the United States. Some poems from this manuscript can be found around the Internets. The manuscript received finalist nods from Omnidawn’s First/Second Book Prize and the Colorado Prize.

Two new poetry projects are in the works: one is a manipulated erasure of Jacquetta Hawkes’s A Land, and another investigates horizons and perception, tentatively called Horizon Glass.

I’ve also completed several collaborations with visual artists. In particular, a 24-piece collaboration with the ceramic artist Stephanie RozeneSimultaneous Contrast, was shown during NCECA 2010 in Wallingford, PA in an exhibit entitled DIS Arming Domesticity curated by Gail Brown. Three excerpts from this project were a part of The Offending Adam‘s special issue on poetry and politics in late 2012.

Bots and Digital Projects

In addition to digitally published poems, I have begun to create critical projects in digital media, such as the @flyonthewallbot Twitter bot, which automatically culls from Twitter users’ tweets that include “I see you” or  “and I feel like” to construct newly (oddly, sadly, surprisingly) recombined tweets as though tweeted from the fly on your wall. This bot, Casual Observer, was created as the final project for Annette Vee’s graduate seminar in the Materialities of Writing.

My major project in this area is an unconventional Prezi project, “The Case of the Grace Face: Gestures Toward a Theory of Embodied Genre,” which won my department’s 2013 Graduate Writing Award in Pedagogy, Literacy, and Rhetoric. Created initially as the final project for Cory Holding’s graduate seminar on Rhetorical Gestures, this project maps and situates rhetorically the phenomenon of the so-called “Grace Face” gesture from the YouTube celebrity Grace Helbig and her viewers as a means of proposing some possibilities for a theory of genres of gesture.

Scholarship

While I have yet to publish in peer reviewed journals in my field, I have presented research at several conference presentations and talks, including the International Writing Center Association Conference. See my curriculum vitae for details.

 

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