John Keene is the author of the novel Annotations (New Directions); the text-art collection Seismosis (1913 Press) with artist Christopher Stackhouse; and the short fiction collection Counternarratives (New Directions). He also translated Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer (Nightboat/A Bolha Editora). He has published his work in a wide array of periodicals and anthologies, and has exhibited his artwork in Brooklyn and Berlin. He teaches in the departments of English and African American and African Studies, which he chairs, and also is a core faculty member in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.
Fall 2015 Living Writers Series:
Creative Work & Critical Play
Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 PM
Humanities Lecture Hall, 206
Creative Work & Critical Play features contemporary writers and artists who expose and explore the space between critical discourse and the creative imagination. Through the work of making art and the play in ideation, they mine issues of race, sexuality, gender, and class through several genres and media, to include poetry, fiction, critical prose, performance, sonic and visual art, memoir, as well as hybrid forms.
October 8: CA Conrad: The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
October 15: Tonya Foster: California College of the Arts
October 22: John Keene: Rutgers University, Newark
October 29: Ronaldo V. Wilson: University of California, Santa Cruz
November 5: Student Reading
November 12: Al Young: California Poet Laureate, Emeritus
November 19: Juliana Spahr: Mills College & Jasper Bernes: University of California, Berkeley
December 3: Claudia Rankine: University of Southern California