I was a featured writer at AROHO [A Room of Her Own Foundation] in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico this August: we made red clay goddesses then offered them to the river: Sarasvati/Chama. With an accompanying theory: of light touch. A progressive, corollary process. I also composed an epic poem consisting of the responses of 100 women — AROHO writers — to questions from The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers.
Small Press Distribution published a list of the best-selling books of the decade so far: humanimal came in at #7 and Schizophrene at #60. My writing also appears at #19 in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, a Les Figues press anthology edited by Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place.
A feral remix/conversation/collaborative interview between myself, Jai Arun Ravine [Naropa MFA alumnus] and Lucas de Lima [SWP alumnus] just came out at Tarpaulin Sky Press.
This Fall, I will be curating a commentary series on Narrative and Diaspora at Jacket2. Look for that!
A critical essay on Gail Scott’s The Obituary is forthcoming from an anthology on “the poet’s novel” — edited by Laynie Browne.
This Fall, I will be teaching a writing intensive, Describe a Morning You Woke Without Fear, at Shambhala Mountain Center. Naropa students and community members receive a lodging discount.
~ Bhanu Kapil