Jennifer K. Dick to Guest at SpokenWord Paris June 19th—Monday’s Theme: Mechanics

20151114_184819Jennifer K Dick, originally from Iowa, resides in France where she is a Maître de Conférences (Associate Professor) of American Literature and Civilization at the Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 6 chapbooks: AFTERLIFE (Angel House Press, Canada, June 24 2017), NO TITLE (Estepa editions, Paris, 2015), CONVERSION (Estepa editions, Paris, 2013) including art by Kate Van Houten, BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), Tracery (Dusie, 2012) and Retina/Rétine (Estepa, 2005) including art by Kate Van Houten and translations into French by Rémi Bouthonnier. Her new French collaborative artchapbook “COMME UN n° 10” came out Saturday June 17th 2017. She also co-edited two critical volumes on translation in the Humanities. She is currently at work on a large prose poem project about the CERN and the booklength prose poem collaboration Orphery, likely forthcoming with Corrupt Press books. Jennifer also translates French poets, curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She was a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam until this fall when she gave that up to focus on artistic collaborations. She, writes book reviews for various places such as Jacket 2 or Drunken Boat, and a poetics column called Of Tradition and Experiment for Tears in the Fence (UK). From Nov-8 January she was the writer in residence for the Régionale 17 with the Kunsthalle-Mulhouse Centre d’Art Contemporaine and the Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland—and completed a text installation on an architectural space as part of her regional writing project. Starting in January 2017 and running through 2018, Jennifer will be part of and co-directing Expanded Translation a group of poet and critic seminars in the UK and France, focused on various forms of translation, from sound to intersemiotic work. The first of these was held at The Poetry Library, London, Southbank Centre on 9-10 April 2017 and the second will be in Mulhouse on 8-10 November 2017.

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