Joan Retallack & Juliana Spahr

Joan Retallack is the author of eight books of poetry, including Procedural Elegies  / Western Civ Cont’d (Roof Books)an Artforum Best Book of 2010 – Memnoir (Post-Apollo Press, 2004), and How To Do Things With Words (Sun & Moon Press, 1998)  as well as numerous critical studies including the introduction to the 2012 Yale edition of Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation, Gertrude Stein: Selections (2008), Poetry & Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), The Poethical Wager (University of California Press, 2003), and MUSICAGE: John Cage in Conversation with Joan Retallack (University Press of New England, 1996) which has recently been translated into Spanish. Juliana Spahr edits with Jena Osman the book series Chain Links, with nineteen other poets she edits of the collectively funded Subpress, and with Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes she will begin editing Commune Editions. With David Buuck she wrote Army of Lovers, a book about two friends who are writers in a time of war and ecological collapse (City Lights, 2013). She has edited with Stephanie Young A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism (Chain Links, 2011), with Joan Retallack Poetry & Pedagogy: the Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave, 2006), and with Claudia Rankine she edited American Women Poets in the 21st Century (Wesleyan U P, 2002). With Joshua Clover she has organized the 95 cent Skool (summer of 2010) and the Durruti Free Skool (summer of 2011).