Peter McDonald, still from “Recalcitrant Linen,? Pelt vol. 1 The Skin of Space (2013). Print and Web.

Thursday, April 2, 12:30PM
C-Level, The Graduate Center, CUNY

The chapbook is a platform for experimentation that expands the notion of how publications function and writing performs. Deeply interdisciplinary, the form predicts future hybrid genres. Kimiko Hahn moderates a discussion with Karl Larocca a.k.a. Kayrock from Kayrock Screenprinting, Jacqueline Waters from The Physiocrats, and Rachael Michelle Wilson and Ada Smailbegović from The Organism for Poetic Research, all of whom combine text and image, digital and print mediums, and poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and critical writing.

Participant Bios

Kimiko Hahn is the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Narrow Road to the Interior and Toxic Flora, which is also in the forthcoming Nov/Dec American Poetry Review. She contributed an essay entitled, “Still Writing the Body,? to the new Rankine and Sewell anthology North American Women Poets in the 21st Century, Volume 2.  She has also written for film, most recently Everywhere at Once.  Her awards include a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and she is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, City University of New York.

Ada Smailbegović is a poet and critic. Her writing explores relations between poetics, non-human forms of materiality, and histories of description in the field of natural history. She a PhD Candidate at New York University and a co-founder of The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical and poetic work includes Avowal of What Is Here (JackPine Press 2009), Of the Dense and Rare (Triple Canopy 2013), “Cloud Writing? (Art in the Anthropocene 2015) and a forthcoming article on animal architecture and the affective ethology of Monk Parakeets (Angelaki 2015).

Jacqueline Waters is the author of One Sleeps the Other Doesn’t (Ugly Duckling Presse) and A Minute without Danger (Adventures in Poetry). Recent poems have appeared in Little Star, Dreamboat and Chicago Review. She edits The Physiocrats, a pamphlet press.

Rachael Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate at New York University, where she writes on postwar poetry in English, and collaborations between writers and visual artists. She is a senior editor and co-founder of the Organism for Poetic Research, and she co-authors an occasional arts anti-blog, Most Perfect World. Her work has been published most recently in the Brooklyn Rail and in the Reanimation Library’s Word Processor series.