I am delighted that my poem “Teac” has been published in the Summer 2015 issue of Poetry Wales. It’s especially lovely since, although it’s been rewritten many times over the years, I first wrote it when I was twenty-one, so it’s the earliest of my works to be published so far. Visit the Poetry Wales site here:
Click on the image to check out my response to Rihanna’s BBHMM video at Zestyverse:
My guest post about Marianne Moore has just been published at Zestyverse. I’m proud to be part of the ‘Women You Should Know’ series again this year in honour of Women’s History Month, alongside some wonderful guest writers. Zestyverse is hosted by poet and filmmaker Elizabeth Amato. Click here to read.
My review of the most recent show at LEAP Berlin, in their new gallery space in Mitte. I was very excited to see and review this, since I’ve been thinking so much about New Media art, its aesthetics and its definitions recently. Click here to view (that’s me in the photo, looking at Addie Wagenknecht’s work Law of Averages! I am internet famous).
Recently I had the opportunity to review LA native Christopher Williams’ retrospective at its first stop, the Art Institute of Chicago. Williams’ wide-ranging career is well represented, in a setting that showcases his conceptual attitude to photography. The retrospective will travel to MoMA and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Click here to read the review.
I was delighted to be asked to contribute to Beth Amato’s annual Women You Should Know series of guest blog spots. I chose to write about Olivia Robertson, an inspirational spiritual leader and Anglo-Irish contemporary of Yeats, who passed away in November 2013. Check out the post here.
Las week I was at Smashing the Patriarchy’s conference on feminism in academic theses at the University of Dundee, presenting my paper “Marianne Moore and Gift Exchange: A Feminist Re-Reading of Influence”. It was great to get feedback from a warm and supportive audience drawn from many disciplines. Scottish Women’s Aid provided an affecting keynote on the sociology behind their strategies to support women suffering domestic violence. We had a good discussion about feminism’s reputation problem, and the usefulness of women-only spaces for education and safe dialogue.
I’m proud to announce the launch of a CAS Special Issue featuring new essays on New York, with work by myself and co-fellows from the 2010 NYU Fulbright Summer Institute. You can download it here. The issue was guest edited by my awesome colleagues, and it’s a great testament to the cohort and the program. This is us:
We really are this cool.