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Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick is a New York based poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of 12 books of poetry and poetics. Most recently is Massaging the Medium: 7 Pechakuchas, shortlisted for Outstanding Book of the Year Award (ICA, 2023) Checking In (Talonbooks, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017). She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Dept. at Pratt Institute, is Poetry Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, and has just been appointed Poet Laureate of the Institute of General Semantics. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” is established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

Lexically Sugared Circuits of R/elation: A Conversation with Adeena Karasick

When listening to songs, sometimes I feel the lyrics so deeply that I forget that if it weren’t for the voice of the singer and the other less logocentric elements of the song, they wouldn’t have had that power. I get a similar feeling about the “fracturing of language and image” in Massaging the Medium.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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