Nov 19th 2019


Jaap Blonk, Daniel Borzutzky, Jennifer Karmin, Judd Morrissey & Jennifer Scappettone

Join Red Rover Series to celebrate The Body In Language: An Anthology, published by Counterpath Press and edited by Edwin Torres. This book collects an extraordinary range of voices to present new perspectives on the body in art by exploring the body in language.

at Tritriangle,1550 N. Milwaukee Ave
7pm doors / 7:30pm start
suggested donation $5

logistics —
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

Chicago event guest curated by Edwin Torres. See

JAAP BLONK is a self-taught composer and poet from the Netherlands. His unfinished studies in mathematics and musicology mainly created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein, as did several unsuccessful jobs in offices and other well-organized systems. In the early 1980s he discovered the power and flexibility of his voice, and set out on a long-term research of phonetics and the possibilities of the human voice. At present, he has developed into a specialist in the creation and performance of sound poetry, supported by a powerful stage presence. He performs and gives workshops worldwide on a regular basis.

DANIEL BORZUTZKY is the author of Lake Michigan, finalist for the 2019 Griffin International Poetry Prize; The Performance of Becoming Human, which received the 2016 National Book Award. His other books include In the Murmurs of the Rotten Carcass Economy (2015); Memories of my Overdevelopment (2015); and The Book of Interfering Bodies (2011). His translation of Galo Ghigliotto’s Valdivia received the 2017 ALTA National Translation Award. He has translated books by other Chilean poets, including Raúl Zurita and Jaime Luis Huenún. He teaches in the English and Latin American and Latino Studies Departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

JENNIFER KARMIN’s multidisciplinary work has transpired at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Her books include the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice and The Sexual Organs of the IRS, a collaboration with Bernadette Mayer. She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and has been a Visiting Writer at Naropa University, Oberlin College, California Institute of the Arts, plus a myriad of sites. Since 2005, she has curated the Red Rover Series and often led ensembles of poets improvising together.

JUDD MORRISSEY is a writer and code artist who creates poetic systems across a range of platforms incorporating electronic writing, internet art, live performance, and augmented reality. He is co-founder of the performance collective, Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r), and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

JENNIFER SCAPPETTONE ( works at the crossroads of poetry, research, translation, and transmedia literary arts. Her books include Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice and the poetry collections From Dame Quickly and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump. Her translations of the polyglot poet and refugee from Fascist Italy Amelia Rosselli were collected in Locomotrix. An interest in language’s materiality and its material consequences in our public and private lives has led her to verbal amalgamations encompassing assemblage, electronic media, painting, dance. She teaches at the University of Chicago.

Red Rover Series is curated by Laaura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. Founded in 2005, the over one hundred events have featured a diversity of renowned creative minds.

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