January 2012 Faculty and Staff News

Horse Less Press has published a transcript of a Q&A with JKS alum Richard Froude conducted by Erik Anderson‘s Art of Nonfiction class (in the Kerouac School’s low-residency MFA program) in Fall 2011. Here’s the link: http://horselesspress.com/2012/01/01/richard-froude-creative-nonfiction-qa-at-naropa-university/

Bhanu Kapil participated in several conferences and presentations in 2011: Panelist (2 panels), AWP conference, Washington DC; Featured Speaker, &Now Conference, San Diego; Performer, Both Sides and Center: Symposium on Voyeurism curated by Les Figues Press; Lecture/Performance, Stein Exhibit, SF MoMA; Featured Writer, AROHO retreat, Ghost Ranch; Visiting Fiction Writer, Brown University; Visiting Poet, University of Lafayette (September 2011); Visiting Writer/week-long residency, Temple University ; Visiting Writer, UC Santa Cruz; Co-organizer/Presenter: Movement, Somatics, Writing: an Arts-based Research Symposium, University of Michigan. She also gave readings/performances as a part of the Condensary Series in Oakland, the Multifarious Array Series in Brooklyn and the Titmouse Magazine release party in Denver. She will appear at several upcoming events in Spring 2012: Featured presenter, World Association of Cultural Psychiatry conference, London, UK; readings at the University of Arizona and Boise State University; and a performance/reading in Delhi, India.

She has several new publications: Schizophrene (Nightboat, 2011) — a full-length prose work; also, a chapbook excerpt of a novel, BAN, was published as part of a “prose event” with Vanessa Place and Eileen Myles in Washington DC (Belladonna, 2011).  Her work also appeared nationally and internationally in anthologies and literary journals.  Some of these were: Witness, Tinge, esque, P-Queue, Everyday Genius and Titmouse; and four new anthologies: “I’ll Drown My Book”: Conceptual Writing by Women, edited by Laynie Browne, Caroline Bergvall and Vanessa Place (Les Figues Press); HarperCollins Book of English Poetry by Indians, edited by Sudeep Sen (HarperCollins India); It is Almost That, an art/text anthology edited by Lisa Pearson (Siglio Press); and Encyclopedia Project: Vol 2, edited by Tisa Bryant, Kate Schatz and Miranda Mellis (Encyclomedia). Three of her books — The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers, Incubation: A space for monsters, and humanimal — were on the best-seller list for 2011 at Small Press Distribution.

Interviews on her writing process appeared on two online sites: Bomblog and html giant.

This Spring, at Naropa, she is co-curating a symposium as part of the Jack Kerouac School: Violence and Community. This will be a two-day event involving installations, panel talks, and performances/readings by four visiting writers from different regions of the U.S.

Michelle Naka Pierce‘s third chapbook was recently published: Symptom of Color (Dusie, 2011). A short review appears here: http://allegrezza.blogspot.com/2011/03/daily-glance-kollectiv-series-michelle.html. Her third book was recently published: She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011) with art by Sue Hammond West. There’s an extensive review out in the latest edition of Tears in the Fencehttp://tearsinthefence.wordpress.com/, a short review here: http://nerdsinbabeland.com/archives/3783 and a review forthcoming in February from here: http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/. Her fourth book, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2012) was awarded the 2010-2011 Poets Out Loud Editor’s Prize. It documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko’s Seagram murals. She has a book signing on March 2 at AWP in Chicago and will be a featured reader for the Red Rover Series on March 3 in Chicago. She also has a book release reading on March 28 in NY with Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Location: 12th Floor Lounge, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, 113 West 60th Street. Reception and book signing to follow. Here’s a link to info about this book: http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LiteratureEnglish/Poetry/American/?view=usa&ci=9780823243044.

Andrew Schelling  recently published From the Arapaho Songbook (poetry, La Alameda Press, 2011) and  The Oxford Anthology of Bhakti Literature (Oxford University Press, 2011), which was reviewed in numerous Indian newspapers and journals. He also has recent or forthcoming work in: Matter Journal, Manoa Journal, The Platte River Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Tricycle: the Buddhist Review, Interim, Jacket2. He will give a poetry reading with Rebecca Eland, Norman Fischer, and Steven Ratcliffe at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13th at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, California. He will also participate in a panel titled “Quo Anima: Women Poets & Spiritual Search” at AWP in Chicago (March 1-4). Also at AWP, he will be part of a poetry reading with the Spoon River Poetry Review, which he has joined as a contributing editor. On March 26, he will be in Delhi, India to deliver a presentation at the India International Center for his collection The Oxford Anthology of Bhakti Literature. On April 1 – 2,  he will teach a workshop on Poetry, Movement, and Buddhist Imagery in Bir, India.

Anne Waldman, co-founder and Distinguished Professor of Poetics at the Kerouac School, has recently published The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment (Coffee House Press, 2011), her 25 year epic poem on war and patriarchy, and Soldatesque/Soldiering (Blaze VOX 2011), with visuals (a frieze of paintings) by artist Noah Saterstrom and a preface by Bill Berkson. Her CD, The Milk of Universal Kindness (with production and music by Ambrose Bye) came out in 2011 with Fast Speaking Music productions. Anne will be reading and performing at Butler University in Indiana February 7-8, 2012, for the DIA Foundation Feb 23 in New York City, and doing readings with L’Etage and Kelly Writers House in Philadelphia Feb 27-29th.  There will be a reading and panel focusing on her work at the City University of New York on March 8th. She will be reading at the Counterpath Gallery in Denver on April 26, and participating in the 20th anniversary program of  The Schule fur Dichtung (The School for poetry) in Vienna, Austria,  May 30-June 3, a program inspired by Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg’s vision of The Jack Kerouac School at Naropa. Visit the Website Fast Speaking Music for a more complete schedule of her readings and performances, and work with Ambrose Bye.