CV (6)

Academic Appointments

August 2018 Appointed Full Professor with Tenure, (New) Department of Writing, Pratt Institute

August 2012 Appointed as Associate Professor of Writing, Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute

August 2018 Appointed Full Professor with Tenure, (New) Department of Writing, Pratt Institute

August 2012 Appointed as Associate Professor of Writing, Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute

2007-2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute

2004 - ongoing Summer Faculty, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University (summer faculty)

2009-2010 Adjunct Professor, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College

2009-2010 Adjunct Professor, First Year Writing Program/Arthur Kill Prison Program, The New School for Liberal Arts

2007-2008 Sectional Instructor, Department of Art and Design Studies, The New School

2004-2007 Visiting Instructor, English and Creative Writing, Pratt Institute Instructor, Queens College Worker Education Extension

Awards, Recognitions, Residencies, Grants & Fellowships

2019 Trelex Residence Poesie, Paris, France.

2017 Process Space Artist-In-Residence. Open Studios Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Arts Center on Governors Island, March-Oct. 2017.

2016 Rachel Levitsky Selected for Velvetpark Top 25 Queer Women of 2015.

2015 Belladonna* Spotlighted at Book Culture.

2015 Kickass Press Award to Belladonna Books and Founder Rachel Levitsky. VIDA Women in Literary Arts.

2012/2013 Mellon Grant , Pratt Institute, Recuperative Strategies.

2010/11 FIPSE, Pratt Institute Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. Development of Sustainability Minor.

2009/11 FACE OUT, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, for The Story of My Accident is Ours. Two-year grant.

2008/09 Writing Fellow, CPCW, University of Pennsylvania.

2007 Mellon Grant, Pratt Institute, Department of Humanities.

2006 Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

2006 Mellon Grant, Pratt Institute, Dept. of English.

2004 Artist Residence, MacDowell Colony.

1999 Artist Residence, Montalvo Center for the Arts.

1995 Artist Residence, Vermont Studio Center.

Publications as Author 

Poetry & Prose: Books

Dog Walk. (SplitLevel Texts, 2020 forthcoming).

NEIGHBOR. Expanded edition. (Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2020).

The Story of My Accident is Ours. (New York: Futurepoem Books, 2013).

NEIGHBOR. (Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009).

Under the Sun. (New York: Futurepoem Books, 2003).

Poetry & Prose: Chapbooks

Hopefully, The Island: Poem in Collaboration with the Artist Susan Bee. Belladonna* Collaborative Chaplet #194, April 2016.

Dehors (ou secours et cinéma). traduit de l'american par Pascal Poyet. (Toulouse, France: contrat maint, 2014).

Room Service. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2013).

Renoemos. (Fort Collins: Delete Press, 2010).

Dearly 3, 4, 6. (San Francisco: Duration Press, 2005).

The Adventures of Yaya and Grace. (Hartford: Potes & Poets, 1999).

Dearly,. (Davis, CA: a+bend, 1999).

Cartographies of Error. (Providence, RI: Leroy, 1999).

2(1x1)Portraits. (Boulder, CO: Baksun Books, 1998).

Poetry Translated Into Foreign Languages

Into Spanish:

“VECINO.” Trans. Valerie Mejer. Mandorla: Neuvo Escritura de la Américas/New Writing from the Americas. No. 14 (Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 2011): 8pp.

Into Dutch:

“BUUR. Een Selectie.” Trans. Jan Lauwereyens, DW B (Belgium, Spring 2010): 71-80.

Into Japanese:

Interval. Trans. Kyong-Mi Park. (Japan: Mi-Te Press, 2008): bilingual poetry chapbook.

Into Icelandic:

“úr Nágranni.” In slog med bilum, edited and translated by Eirikur Orn Norddahl. (Helsinki, Finland: ntamo, 2007): 144-149.

Into French:

Dehors. Chapbook edition. Translation by Pascal Poyet into French. (Toulouse: Association Contrait Maint, 2014).

“VOISIN (Extraits).” Trans. Stéphane Bouquet. Action poétique. (No. 194, 2008): 12-16

“Sous le Soleil (Extraits).” Double Change Reading in Translation Series. (Paris: 2002).

Poetry in journals & anthologies

“Four Poems: Against Travel.” Black Sun Lit: Vestiges_05. Spring 2020.

“Against Travel.” in Altar-ed Bodies: Poems, A Chapbook Collection Alongside the Paintings of Clarity Haynes. January 2020.

“Four Poems: Against Travel.” Fence Magazine. Volume 35. Winter/Spring 2019.

“Against Travel.” The Felt, Spring 2018.

“Against Travel.” Ambit Magazine, Fall 2018.

“Quickish Answer.” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2017.

“Your Future Kills Futurism.” The Felt Alternate Realities, Fall 2017.

“90 Lines for John Ashbery.” LitHub, July 2017. Reposted September 2017.

“Susan’s Third Drawing (Murky Voices from Above),” Supplement Magazine, University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2016.

“Remnants of The Accident.” The Felt Fulling. Pratt Institute, Spring 2016.

“Chapter 2: Rubie Go So or Objects.” Future Perfect: An Anthology of the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division. (Publication Studio, 2014): 6pp.

“1 of 3 Sentences for Alex Dimitrov.” Linewaiters Gazette. (Park Slope Food Coop, March 6, 2014).

“Three Sentences for Renee Gladman.” In “June” 2014 Calendar. (Brooklyn: Argos Books, 2013).

“Six Engagements: A Collaboration with Tisa Bryant and Akilah Oliver.” Bombay Gin 39.2: Akilah Oliver Edition. (Boulder: The Naropa Press, 2013): 7pp.

“N Ear Flowers Re Fre/nd: A Poets Play.” Collaboration with Christian Hawkey for The Office of Recuperative Strategies. Floor Journal Online. (June 2013).

“Reprieve.” LemonHound. (Montreal, QE, Spring 2013).

“Basement, Basement Window.” Kindergarde: Avant-garde Poems, Plays, Stories, and Songs for Children. (Lafayette, LA: Black Radish Books 2013): 160.

“Second Happiness: Quake and Trace.” 8pp.

“Love Everyone.” Bone Bouquet. (Brooklyn: New York, 2012): 5pp.

“Public Space and Privasphere.” I’ll Drown My Book: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing by Women. (Los Angeles: Les Figues, 2012): 4pp.

“Elegy for A.” Bombay Gin 37.2 (Boulder, CO, Summer 2011): 3pp.

“Selections from The Story of My Accident is Ours.” Puerto del Sol 45.2 (Winter 2011): 6pp.

“Gaps and their Consequences” (from “The Story of My Accident is Ours”). Everyday Genius (July 2010): 4pp.

“Bones of Confinement.” Collaboration with photographer Gus Powell. Abe’s Penny 2.3, (May 2010): 4 postcards.

“Happiness.” Bombay Gin 35.1 (Summer 2009): 19-23.

“Evidence or Sign.” Aufgabe 8, (Spring 2009): 23-24.

“Public Space and Privasphere” and “The Large, As a Whole.” Sous Rature 1.1 (August 2008): 8pp.

“Mischievous Traces.” The Portable Boog Reader 2. (New York: Boog City, no. 43, January 2008): 1pp.

“from Under the Sun.” 19 Lines. Ed. Lytle Shaw. (New York: The Drawing Center, 2007): 277-279.

“from NEIGHBOR.” Damn the Caesars 2 August 2007): 151-154.

“Perfect California” and “from NEIGHBOR.” EOAGH: Queering Language. (February 2007): 18pp.

“Los Angeles.” Bowery Women. Eds. Bob Holman and Marjorie Tesser. (New York: Bowery Books, 2006): 114-115.

“The Story of My Accident is Ours.” Web Conjunctions (November 2006): 12pp.

“I Have a Little Spot.” Blue Light + Turntable. (Fall 2006): 2pp.

“Interval.” Mark(s) Quarterly. (Winter 2006): 8pp.

“from NEIGHBOR.” Puppy Flowers. (Fall 2006): 8pp.

“from NEIGHBOR.” Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics. (Fall 2005): 45-52.

“How I’m Living.” BothBoth, (Fall 2005): 12pp.

“Reduced Tuesday: a one-act play.” Collaboration with Camille Roy. Lipstick Eleven. (Spring 2005): 137-145.

“from NEIGHBOR.” DC Poetry Anthology, (Winter 2004): 2pp.

“from NEIGHBOR.” The Brooklyn Rail. (November 2003): 27.

“Etchtracthion.” Snout. (Fall 2003): 10pp.

“Present Tense/The Factory,” “The Wall/Against the Wall,” “Audience.” Bombay Gin. (Spring 2003): 93-97.

“Indulgence.” Rebel Road 4. Ed. Lila Zemborain. (Shelter Island: Rebel Road, 2003): 14pp.

“Car Alarm.” Fell Swoop, (Brooklyn Stoop Edition, Fall 2002): 2pp.

“Some Cheating Otherwise Indicated.” Collaboration with Laura Wright. [One] Factorial. (Summer 2002): 36-38.

“Guatemala,” Global City Review. (International Issue, Spring 2002): 37-38.

“Enviously/Apparently” “Grievously.” The Hat 3. (Winter 2002): 49-51.

“from Cartographies of Error.” Mungo vs Ranger. (Winter 2002): 75-81.

“Femininity.” Aporia. (Winter 2002): 6.

“[Possibly, Probability].” Duration Press. (Spring 2001): 8pp.

“Etchtracthion.” PoeP!. Eds Anselm Berrigan and Edwin Torres. New York: Rattapallax 2001): 79-80.

“Provocatively.” Lungfull!. (Spring 2001): 3pp.

“Atlantis.” (the invisible city). Ed. Marcella Durand. (New Orleans/New York: Errato, 2001): 3pp.

Publications As Translator

Books and Chapbooks

from Chinese:

Zhang Er, Verses on Bird. Trans. Rachel Levitsky, Timothy Liu, Leonard Schwartz, Eleni Sikelianos. (Brookline, MA: Zephyr Press, 2004).

Zhang Er, Sight Unseen. Trans. Rachel Levitsky with Zhang Er, New York: Pleasure Boat, 2005.

Zhang Er, Cross River:Pick Lotus, Trans. Rachel Levitsky with Zhang Er. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2002).

Magazines and Anthologies

from Chinese:

Zhao Xia, in Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Eds. Zhang Er and Chen Dong. (Jersey City: Talisman, 2007): 393-410.

from French:

Nicole Brossard. “Morphing Morphose Blues” (Bombay Gin, 1997): 34-37.

Publications As Editor

Books & Journals in Translation

Sunday, A Theory. Bersianik, Louky, Nicole Brossard, Louise Cotnoir, Louise Dupré, Gail Scott and France Théoret. Introduction by Lisa Robertson; Afterward by Rachel Levitsky, Gail Scott; Trans. Erica Weitzman et al. (Brooklyn: Belladonna* Collaborative Germinal Texts #1, 2013).

DW R. Eds. Jan Lauwereyens and Rachel Levitsky. (Belgium, Spring 2010).

Zemborain, Lila. Mauve Sea Orchids. Trans. Mónica de la Torre and Rosa Alcalà. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2008).

Nakayasu, Sawako, Translation and Introduction. Four from Japan: Contemporary Poetry & Essays by Women. Takako Arai, Kiriu Minashita, Kyong-Mi Park and Ryoko Sekiguchi. Additional translation by Malinda Markham, Cole Swenson, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Chet Weiners. (New York: Belladonna/Litmus, 2006, 2007).

As Editor: Books & Book Series In English

O’Kane, Cait. Brief History of Burning by Belladonna* Collaborative, 2020.

Okpokwasili, Okwui and Asiya Wadud. day pulls down the sky / a filament in gold leaf. Belladonna* Collaborative, 2019.

Hejinian, Lyn. Positions of The Sun. Belladonna* Collaborative Germinal Texts, 2018.

Sneed, Pamela. Sweet Dreams. Belladonna* Collaborative, 2018.

Crumpacker, Caroline. Astrobolism. Belladonna* Collaborative, 2016.

Murray, Beth. Cancer Angel. Belladonna* Collaborative, 2015.

Foster, Tonya. Swarm of Bees in High Court. Belladonna* Collaborative, 2015.

Against the Private Zoo: An Anthology of 8 Rants on the State and State of the Art. Belladonna* Chaplet #161. Ace, Samuel, Rebecca Brown, Maria Damon, Latasha Diggs, Jennifer Scappettone et al.(Brooklyn: Belladonna* Collaborative, 2014).

Harryman, Carla and Lyn Hejinian. The Wide Road. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2010).

edwards, kari. Bharat jiva. (New York: Belladonna/Litmus, 2009).

Elders Series 1-8. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2008-2009). Edited eight co-authored books by: Grinnell, Tracy and Leslie Scalapino; Robert Glück and Sarah Schulman; Tisa Bryant and Chris Kraus; Emma Bee Bernstein, Susan Bee and Marjorie Perloff; Etel Adnan, Lyn Hejinian and Jennifer Scappattone; Kate Eichhorn, M. Nourbese Philip, Gail Scott; Cara Benson, Jayne Cortez and Anne Waldman; Tina Darragh, Jane Sprague and Diane Ward.

Durand, Marcella. Area. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2008).

Harryman, Carla. Open Box. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2006).

Multiple Authors. Belladonna Chaplet Series #1-117. (New York: Belladonna Books, 2000-2008).

Essays, Articles, Reviews

“On Belladonna* Collaborative.” Matters of Feminist Practice. May 2020.

“On Against Travel: A Collaboration.” Allies: A Boston Review Forum. Fall 2019.

R. Levitsky, J. Loop, R. Wilson. “Radical Feminist Poetics: Belladonna* at Twenty Years.” PhiloSOPHIA: State University of New York Press, Vol 9, No 2, Spring 2019. pp.119-127

"Rachel Levitsky with Ana Paula: On the Work of Akilah Oliver.” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2017.

“Review of Ted Greenwald: Age of Reasons.” Poetry Project Newsletter. No. 248, Fall 2016.

“Review of Patricia Spears Jones: A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems.” Bomb Magazine. Winter 2016.

Social Reading: A Commentary Series. Collaboration with Ariel Goldberg. Jacket 2 (U. of Pennsylvania:2013/2014)

“The Next Big Thing: Self Interview of Rachel Levitsky.” Futurepoem BlogSelf Interview

“Response to Francis Ricard’s Anarch” at Futurepoem Blog, posted Oct. 25, 2013.

“Tomorrow People.” Word Processor. Gowanus: Reanimation Library, June 2014. Online.

“Making Things In The Middle of The Fire This Time.” M/E/A/N/I/N/G 25th Anniversary Edition. Online Edition No. 5, 2011: 2pp.

“A Tribute to Akilah Oliver.” Poetry Project Newsletter, No. 228, October/November2011: 16-18.

“High Places : No Higher Place, The Practice of Feminist Avant-Garde or Aesthetics as Production, Production as Aesthetics.” American Book Review 31.4 (May/June 2010): 5pp.

(Earlier version was delivered bilingually in English and Japanese in conjunction with The Tokyo Poetry Festival, delivered at Galerie Tokyo Humanité, Kyobashi, Tokyo, October 30, 2008. Original talk is published at “Higher Places: No Higher Place.” Trans. Takako Arai, Mi’Te Magazine Online (Tokyo, Fall 2008): 7pp.

“On the Poetics of Confinement: Four short essays on Prison, Manners, 1970’s Film and Commons.” The Poetry Project Web Log. (“Guest Blogger,” in four weekly installments, February 2010): about 20pp, online.

“Assistance.” no gender: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards. New York: Litmus Press, 2009. 3pp.

“Counter-production.” Delirious Hem: Dim Sum. (Special issue on “Numbers Trouble” Winter 2008): 6pp online.

“Belladonna* and Aesthetic Relevance in Poetic Community.” How2 2.4 (2006): 3pp online.

Review of Anne Waldman’s Structure of the World as Compared to a Bubble. Poetry Project Newsletter, April/May 2005.

“Contribution to Forum,” “‘Oldthinkers unbelly feel Newspeak’: Reclaiming Rhetoric and What Artists Can Do Now,” (Fence Magazine, Spring/Summer 2003): 84-86.

“Praise and Confusion: Introductory Notes.” The Miseries of Poetry: Traductions From the Greek, Alexandra Papditsas and Kent Johnson, Skanky Possum, 2003.

“Writer’s Forum on ‘Poetry Community.” The Poetry Project Newsletter. April/May 2002: 2-3.

Review of Marcella Durand’s City of Ports. Mungo Vs Ranger, Spring 2002.

Review of Akilah Oliver’s She Said Monologues. How2: “Alerts,” February 2000.

“On Narrativity.” Narrativity 1:1. 2001): 3pp.

“DAY WITH.” Catalogue for Daniel Anizon’s Milpitis. (Villa Montalvo Estate for the Arts: Saratoga, CA, 1999).

Interviews & Profiles

“Belladonna Founder Rachel Levitsky on Poetry, Politics, and What Comes Next: On Queerness, Poetry, Prose, The Body and Urban Planning.” PennSound Podcast with Davy Knittle, University of Pennsylvania. April, 2017.

The Braided River: Three Interviews On Naropa’s Summer Writing Program. Omar Barrada, Fred Moten, Rachel Levitsky. Essays Press Chapbook Series, 2015.

“Rachel Levitsky with Krystal Languell.” The Conversant. June, 2014.

“Poet of the Week.” Brooklyn Poets. Dec. 1-7, 2014.

Interview by Lucy Ives: “Present Tense Forms” plus podcast. Triple Canopy. Brooklyn, NY (July 2013).

Interview by Sina Queyras. The Harriet Blog. Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL (April 2011).

Interview by Leonard Schwartz. Cross-Cultural Poetics. Evergreen College, Olympia, WA (October 2009).

Interview by Susie Deford. Bomblog, Bomb Online. New York, NY (November 2009).

Author Page at PennSound. (February 2009).

Reading and Interview with Kareem Estefan. Ceptuetics, WNYU Radio. New York, NY (January 2008).

Interview. (Winter 2006/7).

Interviews Conducted

“Interview with Gail Scott on The Obituary.” Poetry Project Newsletter. (April 2012).

“Interview with Akilah Oliver.” Poetry Project Newsletter. (December 2004).

“Conversation with Anne Waldman,” Boog City 7: Belladonna*. (April 2002).

Conference Talks & Invited Lectures

“Before the Book: In The Waiting Room.” Forthcoming ACLA Seminar Panelist, March 2018, Los Angeles, CA. Juried.

Renee Gladman Isn’t Ghost Writing.” UC Davis Feminist Arts and Science Shop, October 2017. Invited.

“Queer Geographies.” City Planning Poetics at the Kelly Writers House. University of Pennsylvania, April 2017. Invited.

“Enter Her Brain Theater: How I Read Anne Waldman.” Symposium on Anne Waldman. Drew University, January 2017. Invited.

“Publishing Panel.” Women of the World Poetry Slam (WOWPS). Pratt Institute, March 2016. Invited.

“The White Room.” Poetry Project Panel Discussion, New York, NY, January 016. Invited.

“Beyond the Poems: Creative Writing in Times of Precarity.” National Women’s Studies Conference. November 2015. Milwaukee. Juried.

“Essaying as Event.” Minneapolis, MN: Associated Writing Programs, 2015. Juried.

“The Art of the Book: Kelly Writers House Brodsky Gallery,” University of Pennsylvania, September 17, 2015. Invited panelist and exhibitor.

“Essay as Action” at AWP (Associated Writing Programs), Minneapolis, MN, April 10, 2015. Juried.

“Pratt’s Non-Traditional MFA in Writing” at AWP (Associated Writing Programs), Minneapolis, MN, April 10, 2015. Juried.

“Collaboration For The Duration.” &Now Festival/Blast Radius at Cal Arts, Valencia, CA, March 27, 2015. Featured event, juried.

“Artist’s Talk.” Duke University, Durham, NC. March 19, 2015.

“Lineage & Discomfort.” Naropa at 40. Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, Nov. 5, 2014.

“Cities of Women: Translating Feminist Experimental Writing” at “American Council for Québec Studies Nineteenth Biennial Conference, Montreal, Quebec (October 2014).

“Politics of the Walk” for Elastic City’s Walks Festival “Talk Series.” Higgins Hall, Pratt Institute (Sept. 28, 2014). Invited.

“Four Collaborative Projects In Search of a Theory of Collaboration” for Leslie Flint Presents, collaborations presented with Susan Bee, Ariel Goldberg, Simone Kearney and Christian Hawkey, Berl’s Bookshop (May 18, 2014). Invited.

“Against Triumphalism and In Favor of Winning: Proposal for Poetry,” in the panel “The Karma of the Modernists.” Summer Writing Program Week One, Naropa University, Boulder, CO (July 2013). Invited.

“Difficult Reading and Writing as Acts of Mourning and Healing,” Poetics Seminar, University of Montreal, Quebec (March 2013). Invited.

“Recuperative Strategies for Ecopoetics Pedagogy and Practice” at “Conference on Ecopoetics,” University of California, Berkeley (February 2013). Juried.

“Renewing Practice for Our Times,” BathHouse Annual Poetics Panel, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti (November 2012). Invited.

“Notes on Structure,” Emergent Communities Conference of the Politics and Poetics Group, University of California, Santa Cruz (May 2012). Juried.

“Presenting the Work of Office of Recuperative Strategies,” (with Christian Hawkey) University of Amsterdam, Holland, (August 2012). Invited.

“The Possibility of an Aberrant Future.” At “&Now Tomorrowland Forever Festival,” University of California, San Diego (October 2011). Juried.

“Publishing Out of the Binding.” At “Public Space: Performance and Small Press Publishing,” Summer Writing Program Week Four, Naropa University, Boulder, CO (July 2010). Invited.

“Chapbooks Workshop for Poets,” and “Chapbook Workshop for Publishers.” At “The Annual Chapbook Festival,” City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, New York, NY, (May 2010). Invited.

“Speed Youth Mourning.” At “Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism,”CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY (September 2009). Moderator.

“On kari edwards’ Bharat jiva.” At “Poetics Group,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (May 2009). Invited.

“Chapbook Now: Producing Chapbooks.”At “The Poetry Society Celebration of the Chapbook,” CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, (April 2009). Invited.

“Troubled Sleep: A Discussion of Ezra Pound’s “Cantico del Sole”.” At “Poem Talk.” Hosted by Al Filreis, broadcast and archived at PennSound, with Charles Bernstein, and Joshua Schuster, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (November 2008). Invited.

“High Places : No Higher Place: Feminist Avant-garde Poetics and Production.” At “Tokyo Poetry Festival,” Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan (October 2008).

“Using Creative Writing to Stretch Thinking.” For “Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Development Seminar,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (March 2008).

“Inclusive Exclusion in ‘Aesthetic Community.’” At “Poetry is News: Pulling It Down.” Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY (October 2007). Invited.

“Cross Currents in Contemporary Japanese Poetry: with Kyung-Mi Park, Kiriu Minishita and Takako Arai.” At “Festival of Japanese Women Poets.” Poets House, New York, NY (November 2006). Moderator.

“Anarchism, Aesthetics, and Literary Fashion.” At “Renewing the Anarchist Tradition Conference” Goddard College, Plainfield, VT (October 2006). Juried.

“Queer Borders.” At “Associated Writers’ Programs Conference,” Vancouver, CA (April 2005. Juried.

“Collective Action with The Black Took Collective & Belladonna*.” Poets House, New York, NY City, (March 2005). Invited.

“Action Poetries: Hybrid Forms.” At “New Genres/New Poetics Series,” Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (January 2005). Invited.

“Language in Night Shade: Belladonna and Belladonna Books.” “Boog City presents/d.a. levy lives: renegade press in america,” ACA Gallery, New York, NY (April 2004). Invited.

“Inventive Feminist Intervention.” At “Wrapping the Word: Re-Imagining Publication,” The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (October 2003).

“Directing Words: Utilizing Poetic Language in Direct Action.”At “Poetry Is News,” The Poetry Project, New York, NY (February 2003). Invited.

“Rebel Rebel: Editors of Experimental Poetry.” Poets House, co-sponsored with Council for Literary Magazines and Publishers, New York, NY (April 2002). Invited.

“Writing While Environment Drifting.” Belladonna Series Salon with Gail Scott and Carla Harryman, Brooklyn, NY (March 2002). Moderator.

Commissioned Exhibitions, Shows, Events

“Andy Warhol,” in Together Men Make Paradigms. Dixon Place Hot Festival, NYC, July, 2014.

“Bloodflames Revisited” Poem commissioned by Phong Bui for curated gallery show at Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC (June 26, 2014).

“Former Islands” Poems, painting and performance with artist Susan Bee, curated collaborations show at Heliopolis Gallery, Greenpoint, NY (June 2014).

“Geometries of Recognition” with Filmmaker Stephanie Gray, OoRS Workshop for Iland’s Fallow Time Festival at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (May 30, 2014).

“The Imprint of the City” Collaborative Reading and Analog Slide Show with Ariel Goldberg, Van Alen Institute Spring Launch, Issue Project Room (May 9, 2014).

“Against the Wall: Migration/Habitation/Erasing/Tracing” Collaborative (OoRS & Jovanina Pagano) Workshop Event for Governor’s Island installation “Writing On It All!” NYC (June 23, 2013).

“InGesturing The Gowanus Canal (OoRS),” in conjunction with Gallery Show “To The Stars on the Wings of an Eel,” Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY (July 6, 2012).

“Des Integration (OoRS),” Artists Walk commissioned by Elastic City, Berlin, DE (July 28-29, 2012).

“The Making of the Gradual Reading of The Making of Americans: an Eight Hour Reading of Gertrude Stein.” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (November 2008).

“Perfect California.” Plays on Words: A Poets and Theater Festival. Ontological Hysteric Incubator and The Poetry Project, St. Marks Church, NYC (May 2006).

“Under Water.” 24 Hour Plays, The Poetry Project, NYC (February 2002).

“Reduced Tuesday”(with Camille Roy). Poets Theater Jubilee, San Francisco, CA (January 2002).

Academic Service

SLAS General Education Assessment Committee. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2017-Present).

Instigator. “Casual Showings.” Discussions on Film and Writing Pedagogy.

Writing Department Committee on Appointment, Reappointment, and Tenure (WriCART). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2017-present).

Chair. HMS Committee on Appointment, Reappointment, and Tenure (HMS C.A.R.T.). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2016-2017).

Coordinator, Language and Film Series: a Collaboration between the Pratt Library Media Department and Humanities and Media Studies. (Spring 2016 – present).

Member, HMS Curriculum Review Committee. Humanities, Media Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (March 2016 – Present).

Co-Curator of Writing Event, Alumni Exhibition, Summer 2016.

Associate Coordinator for Fundraising. Pratt MFA in Writing. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (August 2014-2016).

Coordinator. Writing Activisms Lecture Series. Pratt MFA in Writing. Pratt Institute,Brooklyn, NY (August 2014-May 2015).

Committee Chair. HMS Assessment. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2013-2014).

Co-Coordinator. Annual Pratt Festival for Contemporary Writing and Feminism. Pratt BFA in Writing and HMS. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2012-present).

Coordinator. Creative Writing for Art and Design Program. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2011-2013).

Chair. Search Committee for Chairperson of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2012-2013).

Total Credit Subcommittee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2012).

General Education Committee. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2012-2014).

Co-Coordinator. Office for Recuperative Strategies/ORS Lecture Series. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (May 2011-May 2014).

Assistant Coordinator/Developer of the Language for Art and Design Program. Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2011-2014).

Committee Co-Chair. Committee on Appointment, Reappointment, and Tenure (C.A.R.T.). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2010-2011).

Curriculum Development for Minor In Sustainability/FIPSE Grant. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (May 2010). With Christian Hawkey, to design the course “Cultural Sustainability and Recuperative Poetics.”

Committee on Appointment, Reappointment, and Tenure (C.A.R.T.). Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (2007-2008).

Service To The Community


Mentor. The Poetry Project’s Emerge, Surface, Be Mentorship Program. 2018-2019.

Collaboratively selected three mentees and worked closely with Kay Gabriel, one of the three mentees selected for one year. Honed a book manuscript, supported submissions, made introductions to publishers.

Volunteer Organizations

Founder and Officer. Office of Recuperative Strategies. 2010-present.

Research and pedagogical laboratory that promotes a concept of cultural sustainability and radical recuperation toward possible futures that invent new fields of vitality, desire, hybridity, activism, and dwelling. OoRS teaches semester long classes at Pratt Institute and conducts shorter workshops, walks and urban inversions at a range of places and situations from the superfund site of The Gowanus Canal to the elite institution such as Harvard University, and The University of Amsterdam to dystopian urban transit hubs such as Alexanderplatz and the Holland Tunnel. (

Belladonna* Collaborative Founder. Brooklyn and New York City, 1999-present.

Multifaceted project with mission to publish and pursue critical conversation and scholarship about feminist avant-garde writing practice and activism. Facets include book and chapbook publishing, salon hosting, thematic event series at NYC venues, workshops, retreats, internship programs for college students, and cross-cultural and festivals and conferences. (

Judging Prizes

LAMBDA Literary Award. Judge, 2019, 2018, 2017.

Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Poetry jury for two $40,000 awards, 2017.

Radcliffe Fellowship. Judge, 2013-2016.

Workspace Selection. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Spring 2016.

Wonder Book Prize Judge, 2014.

Poets House Fellowship Prize, 2014.

Millay Colony Poetry Jury, 2009-2010.

Conference Committee Chair. For “Advancing Feminist Poetics and Activism,” CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, (September 2009).

Center For Book Arts Judge. Chapbook Contest. New York, NY (2003, 2005).

Curating Poetry Readings

Belladonna* Collaborative/Belladonna Series. 1999-2020.

Segue Series Curator. Bowery Poetry Club and Roof Books. New York, NY (2003).

The Poetry Project Monday Night Series Coordinator. New York, NY (2000—2002).

The Left Hand Reading Series Founder and Curator. Boulder, CO, (1996-1998).

Writing on Poets’ Work (blurbs)

Susan Briante
Michael Burkard
Diana Cage
Lonely Christopher
Lydia Cortez
Rachel Blau DuPlessis
E.Tracy Grinnell
Ariel Goldberg
Lyn Hejinian
Lauren Hunter
Patricia Spears Jones
Krystal Languell
Simone Kearney
Cheena Marie Lo
Sandra Liu
Caitlin McDonnell
Leslie Scalapino
Second Story Books
Fiona Templeton
Liz Waldner
Maged Zaher

Courses taught

Literature, Linguistics and Poetic Practice

Annotating the Long Poem I. BFA Tutorial. Pratt Institute

BFA Writers Studio: Freshman Poetry. Pratt Institute

Prose Poetry and Prose. BFA Tutorial. Pratt Institute

BFA Writers Studio: Junior Fiction. Pratt Institute

MFA Writers Studio. Pratt Institute

Revolutionary Prose. MFA Tutorial. Pratt Institute

Graduate Seminar: Engaged and Collaborative Writing, Pratt Institute

MFA Writing Studio, Pratt Institute

Cultural Sustainability and Recuperative Poetics, Pratt Institute

Radical Fictions, Pratt Institute

The Making of An America, ComD MFA Cross-disciplinary Course with Letter Press Design, Pratt Institute

Artists Text, Pratt Institute

Building a Manuscript, University of Pennsylvania

Collaborative and Collective Writing, Pratt Institute

Creative Writing, Pratt Institute

Experiments in Prose, Pratt Institute

Hybrid Poetics, Pratt Institute

Literary the Avant-Garde Survey, Pratt Institute

Literary Avant-Garde Major Authors (Stein, Beckett, Baraka, Hejinian), Pratt Institute

Modern Poetry, Pratt Institute

Oral Communication, Queens College

Poetics of Confinement, Naropa University

Practice of the Avant-Garde, Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania

The Novella, Naropa University

Urban Moderns: Paris/New York, Pratt Institute, Bard Prison Initiative

Theme-based Comp/Essay Writing Courses

Disobedience. Pratt Institute

Beginning and Difference. Pratt Institute

Modern Tragedy. Pratt Institute

My Generation. Pratt Institute

Affect/Effect. Pratt Institute

We, You: The City, Pratt Institute

Prose Cities: Via Cortazar, Pratt Institute

Power and Freedom, Arthur Kill Correctional Facility

Reading the Emotions, Pratt Institute

Happiness, Pratt Institute

Cities and Speed, Pratt Institute

Literature of New York City, Pratt Institute

Water and Oil, Pratt Institute

“Getting” Home, Pratt Institute

Manifestos and Meaning, Pratt Institute

Reading the In-Between, Pratt Institute

Writing Workshops

Prose, Prose! The Poetry Project Spring Workshop Series 2016.

The Complete Sentence, Naropa University, Summer 2015.

Writing Bodies into Alliance, Naropa University, Sept. 30, 2014.

Border Crossing and Migratory Trace, Naropa University, SWP, May 2013.

Cultural Sustainability and Recuperative Strategies, Woodberry Poetry Room and Arts@29Garden. Harvard University, Cambridge, January 2012.

Liberating Practice: Writing into The Open. Poets House, New York, NY, October 2011.

Creative and Interesting Artists Statements, Artist as Thinker, Focus on Style. Writing Across the Curriculum, for the Department of Fine Arts and the MFA in Art Therapy, Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY, 2008-present.

Language/Making. Department of Architecture, Pratt Institute. New York, 2007-present.

Defying Expectation: Crossing Genre to Write the Poem You Want. Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI, November 2006.

Worldly And Infinitely Dimensional. The Poetry Project, New York, NY, 2007.

Poetry from the Outside. Poets House, New York, NY, 2006.

Re-Sourcing. The Poetry Project, New York, NY, 2004.

Grade School Poetry Residencies. Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY, 1998-2000.

Cities of Word, Travels of Mind. Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA, 1999.

Selected Readings and Performances

The Dance (with Lisa Robertson and Anna Gurton-Wachter), NYC, January 2020.

Double Take, Apex Art. NYC, April 2019.

Double Change. Woolworth Atelier, Paris, France. July 2018.

Special Guest Poet. Yoskiko Chuma’s Workshop, St Marks Church on the Bowery, Nov, 2017.

Futurepoem Press Reading with Rosa Alcalà at Berl’s Bookshop, November 2017.

Feminist Arts and Science Lab, UC Davis, October 2017.

Open Studios at the LMCC Arts Center, Governors Island, September 2017.

Release Reading for VIZ Inter-Arts with Alex Katz, Nada Gordon and Brenda Iijima, July 2017.

Kelly Writers House, City Planning Poetics, University of Pennsylvania, April 2017.

Feria Internacional del Libro Universitario, FILU, Xalapa, Mexico, March 2017.

“Reading the Feminist Avant Garde,” The New School, October 2016.

King Juan Carlos Center, NYU, September 2016.

Poets Read Prose. CLMP/Berl’s Poetry Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY. May 2016 Belladonna* Collaborative Reading with Yanyi Lou and Megan Kaminsky. Shoestring Press, Brooklyn, NY. April 2016.

Futurepoem Reading with Charles Bernstein and Edwin Torres, Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, NY. February 2016.

“Close Readings” Series at Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY. November 2015.

A John Weiners Celebration, Poets House, New York, NY. October, 2015. Naropa University, Boulder Colorado, June 2015.

Writers Read Series, Concordia University, Montreal, QE, Oct. 2014.

What Where Series, Naropa University, Boulder, CO, Sept. 2014.

Leslie Flint Presents at Berl's. Collaborations. With Ariel Goldberg, Susan Bee, Christian Hawkey and Simone Kearney, Brooklyn, May 2014.

Van Alen Institute Season Opening at Issue Project Room: Imprint of the City, Brooklyn, May 2014.

UDP and Salt and Cedar, Detroit, MI, May 2014

Poetic Research Bureau at Public School, L.A., April 2014

Trickhouse Live. Tucson, AZ, April 2014

Poetics at Pratt, Brooklyn, April 2014

Christian Porter Annual Lecture, April 2014

Lungful at Zinc Bar, NYC, March 2014

Double Change, Paris, France, March 2014

University of Wyoming, March 2014

Brooklyn Ladies Text Based Salon, February 2014

House Reading Andersonville, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2014

University of Tulsa, December 2013

Brown University, November 2013

Poetry Center SFSU (San Francisco State University), October 2013

Poets House Showcase Reading, NYC July 2013

A Public Space (Journal) Reading, Brooklyn, July 2013

Poets House Showcase Reading, NYC, July 2013

Naropa University Faculty Reading, SWP, Boulder, June CO 2013

House Reading, Buffalo, NY, June 2014

House Reading, Skanky Possum, Toronto, Ontario, June 2013

Pierogi Gallery Boiler Room Book Party Choral Reading, June 2013

University of Montreal, Quebec, May 2013

Queer Division Series, NYC May 2013

Poetry Project Wednesday Night Series (with Aaron Shurin), April 2013

Poetry Project New Year’s Marathon Reading, NYC, Jan. 2013

BathHouse Reading Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Nov. 2012

Reading and Poetics Lecture with Christian Hawkey, University of Amsterdam, NE, August 2012

I’ll Drown This Book Release, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, May 2012

In Aporia at Lang Café, NYC, Sept. 2011

Greenlight Bookstore FACE OUT Reading, Brooklyn, May 2011

Con/Crescent Series. Philadelphia, PA, March 2011

La Sociedad at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, Feb. 2011

University of Texas at El Paso, Bi-lingual Reading, Feb. 2011

Poetry Project New Year’s Marathon Reading, NYC, Jan. 2011

Pete’s Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY, July 2010

New York University, with Valerie Mejer, Bi-lingual Reading of NEIGHBOR, King Juan Carlos Center, November 2010

Poets House Annual Showcase, Poets House, NYC, July 2010

Talk Show at The Kitchen, NYC, April 2010

New York Public Library, Mulberry Branch, March 2010

Coach House Books at The Dikeou Collection, Denver, 2010

Wordspace at The Women’s Museum, Dallas, Feb. 2010

Brooklyn Public Library, NYC, Jan. 2010

Housing Works Bookstore, NYC, Jan. 2010

PPOW Gallery, NYC, Jan. 2010

The Collection of Silence, DIA at the Hispanic Society, NYC, 2009

Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit, Poetry Project, NYC, 2009

Wednesday Night Series, Poetry Project, NYC, 2008

Segue Reading Series, New York City, 2008

Morgan Lehman Gallery, for Emilie Clark’s The Weeklies, New York City, 2007

The Holloway Series in Poetry, University of California, Berkeley, 2007

Bowery Women, Bowery Poetry Club, New York City, 2007

Faculty Reading, Pratt Institute, New York City, 2007

Bowery Poetry Club, Eoagh: Queering Language, 2007

National Small Press Reading, Mo’ Pitkins, New York City, 2007

Readings Between A and B, New York City, 2006

Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, 2006

John Ashbery Festival, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2006

High Energy Constructs Gallery, Los Angeles, 2006

Bluestockings Bookstore, New York City, 2006

Broadsides Reading Series, Center for Book Arts, New York City, 2006

New Genre Readings, Wayne State, Detroit, 2005

Elliot Bay Bookstore, Seattle, 2005

AWP, Vancouver, 2005

Saint Joseph’s College, Hartford, 2005

New Yipes Reading Series at 21 Grand Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2005

Performing Arts Center, Naropa University, Boulder, 2004

John Ashbery Poetry Series, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, 2004

Center for Book Arts, New York City, 2004

The Germ Poetic Research Bloc Reading Series, Los Angeles, 2003

University of Pennsylvania, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, 2003

Poetry Project Wednesday Night Series, New York City, 2003

Reviews of Publications

The Story Of My Accident Is Ours (May 2013)
Futurepoem Blog (reviews and responses by Chris Nealon, Renee Gladman, Andrew Durbin, Lisa Robertson, HR Hegnauer)
Constant Critic
The Poetry Project Newsletter
Triple Canopy

Neighbor (July 2009) e-consulta (Mexico City)
Jacket Magazine
Wild Horses of Fire
Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics
Coldfront Magazine
Galatea Resurrects
Attention Span 2010 at Third Factory
Harriet Blog at The Poetry Foundation
Poets and Writers Page One
Publishers Weekly
Jacket (2)

Under the Sun (February 2003)
The New Review of Literature
The Poetry Project Newsletter
Gay City News
Rain Taxi
Sentence Magazine
The Texas Observer


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