THICK & SLOW OF KNOWLEDGE
I have a piece on "the thick and the slow of knowledge"—on knowledge that's not front-loaded—in Jacket2's feature on the poet-scholar, which is indebted to the work of our dear lost friend and colleague Hillary Gravendyk. From the feature page: The poet and literary critic Hillary Gravendyk organized a roundtable on the “Poet-Scholar” for the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston, with participants Juliana Spahr, Jennifer Scappettone, Julie Carr, Heather Dubrow, Margaret Ronda, and Barrett Watten. She asked each speaker to speak to what she called the “permissions and limits” of the interface between poetic practice and scholarship, and to consider the various sites — the Internet, the academy, the performance/reading space — where such creative-critical combinations are occurring. The talks, printed here, offer wide-ranging meditations on her prompts.