Andrew Joron & Adeena Karasick


Andrew Joron is the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). Joron’s earlier poetry collections include The Removes (Hard Press, 1999), Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), and The Sound Mirror (Flood Editions, 2008). The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. From the German, he has translated the Literary Essays of Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch (Stanford University Press, 1998) and, most recently, The Perpetual Motion Machine by the proto-Dada fantasist Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011). Joron lives in Berkeley, California, where he theorizes using the theremin.

Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently, Amuse Bouche: Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks 2009), which won Best Book of 2009 ( and was the 2010 Globe and Mail Bestseller. She was recently granted the MPS Mobile Award as being the world’s first “Mobile Poet” whereby her work is being made available on mobile devices throughout the world. Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, she will be embarking on a month-long European and Russian performance tour in June. Karasick teaches Global Literature at St. John’s University in New York. This Poem is forthcoming from Talonbooks 2012.