Thursday, May 10, University of Washington, Bothell, 8-9:30 pm (room TBA): Poetry, Gossip, Gothic Infrastructure, with Jennifer Scappettone

Free and open to the public




Jennifer Scappettone works at the crossroads of writing, translation, and research—on the page and off. She is the author of the cross-genre verse books From Dame Quickly and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump, and of the critical study Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, which was a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association Annual Book Prize.

Her translations of the polyglot poet and musicologist Amelia Rosselli were collected in Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, which won the Academy of American Poets’ Raiziss/De Palchi Prize. Recent writings can be found in journals such as Asymptote, Boston Review, boundary2, Critical Inquiry, Jacket2, and Nuovi argomenti; in the collections The Fate of Difficulty in the Poetry of Our Time, Terrain Vague: The Interstitial as Site, Concept, Intervention, and The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics; and in the upcoming catalog for the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Dimensions of Citizenship.

She has collaborated on site-specific works with a wide spectrum of designers and performing artists—including Judd Morrissey, Abraham Avnisan, Mark Booth, Caroline Bergvall, Marco Ariano, Kathy Westwater, AGENCY Architecture, and Paul Rudy—at locations ranging from the tract of Trajan’s aqueduct below the American Academy in Rome to the São Bento Monastery in Porto—and most recently, at 6018|North for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Installations of her visual poetry were exhibited most recently at Una Vetrina in Rome and WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles. She is Associate Professor at the University of Chicago.