BA, 2000, University of Iowa; MA, 2003, PhD, 2004, State University of New York at Buffalo. Publications: PQRS (Kenning Editions, 2012); The Route (Atelos, 2008); Chicago Review; Contemporary Women's Writing; Cross-Cultural Poetics; Denver Quarterly; Disability Studies Quarterly; Jacket2; Journal of Modern Literature; Postmodern Culture, Emergency Index, and others. Editor: Hannah Weiner's Open House. Exhibitions: Institutional Garbage (Sector 2337/Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2016); Pulse Art and Technology Festival, "Gesture to Exit" (Non Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2015).

Personal Statement

I teach Visual & Critical Studies, Art History, Theory & Criticism, and Liberal Arts. I regularly teach an introduction to the work of Gilles Deleuze and a series of courses on language as artistic medium. I also teach literature and poetics courses. I have taught in the Writing Program at SAIC, the MFA Program in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago, the English Language & Literature Department of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, The Liberal Arts Program at the University of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, and the English Department of SUNY, Buffalo. I am a poet-critic who also makes artist books, performances, and text-sound works. In 1998 I founded Kenning Editions. From 2015–2017, I co-curated the Festival of Poets Theater in Chicago.

Current Interests

I am working on a pirate audio tour of encyclopedic museums, artist's books of various kinds, and essays in literary theory and avant-garde poetics. I have published widely on writers such as Hannah Weiner, Jackson Mac Low, Tan Lin, and others. My book in progress (as of summer 2013) is on Weiner and Mac Low, with interludes considering the work of Marcel Broodthaers, Adrian Piper, etc.—the project concerns the difference between looking and reading, among other things.


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