Poetry Editor (with Timothy Donnelly and BK Fischer) at Boston Review
We are currently soliciting submissions for WHAT NATURE: a volume of poems, short prose, and hybrid-genre pieces that generate “sympoetic” approaches to crises in natural and cultural ecosystems—to environmental degradation, political unrest at the site of exploited resources, refugeeism where political oppression has exacerbated dearth, and the racial imaginary in the landscape … [Read more at Boston Review]
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 10, 2017. PLEASE SEND YOUR WORK HERE
Our chapbook, Poems for Political Disaster, is available now:
“In time of crisis, we summon up our strength,” wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. This collection gathers poems—from the eve of the twenty- first century to the month following Trump’s election—to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did—“not walls, but human things, human faces.”
ALSO: Read my introduction to our forum on Race and the Poetic Avant-Garde, featuring essays by Dorothy Wang, David Marriott, Lyn Hejinian, Prageeta Sharma, David Lloyd, Mónica de la Torre, Erica Hunt, and John Yau.
Founding Editor (with Jennifer Kronovet) of CIRCUMFERENCE: Poetry in Translation
Circumference is a journal whose mission is to support poetry in translation; primarily translations of new work from around the globe, new visions of classical poems, translations of foreign language poets of the past who have fallen under the radar of American readers, and pieces that illuminate translation as a vibrant, necessary interaction. Through our website we facilitate conversations about international literature and translation in real-time, and promote dialogues that enliven our sense of what it means to bring new work into English.
Co-Editor (with Iemanjá Brown, erica kaufman, Kristin Moriah, Conor Tomás Reed, Talia Shalev & Wendy Tronrud) of “What We Are Part Of”: Adrienne Rich Teaching at CUNY (1968-1974). Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative (Series 4, Fall 2013)
In this collective effort, a team of Lost & Found editors explore Adrienne Rich’s teaching materials from her formative years during the turbulent and exhilarating student strike for Open Admissions in the late 1960s at the City University of New York. Drawing on memos, notes, course syllabi, and class exercises, the collection provides insight into Rich’s dedication, passion, and empathy as a teacher completely dedicated to her students as they take a leading role in reshaping access to higher public education.
Editor of Muriel Rukeyser’s Darwin & the Writers. Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative (Series 1, Fall 2010)
Darwin & the Writers is an unpublished essay written by Muriel Rukeyser in 1959. An exercise the discovery, collection, and exposition of “meeting-places” between scientific and literary imaginations, it extends the intellectual work Rukeyser started in Willard Gibbs and The Life of Poetry. An intricate web uncovering passionate influence across disciplines, Darwin & the Writers is an exemplary instance of her method, in which she does more than locate debts owed, but excavates linked structures, the building blocks of innovative thinking pitched on relationships, feeling, and chance.