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Jennifer Karmin

Author's Bio

Jennifer Karmin is a poet, artist, and educator who has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, Kenya, and Europe. In Chicago, she curates the Red Rover reading series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets including the Poetry Project (NY), the Walker Art Center (MN), Split This Rock (DC), Links Hall (IL), Betalevel (CA), the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (MI), and Woodland Pattern Book Center (WI). She is a proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv and a Community Aesthetician for Les Figues Press. Jennifer teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants. She earned her BA in the Poetics Program at the University of Buffalo and MFA in the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Flim Forum Press published her text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice in 2010.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Aaaaaaaaaaalice (Flim Forum Press, 2010)
Chapbooks:
4000 Words 4000 Dead & Revolutionary Optimism / An American Elegy: 2006-2012 (Sona Press, 2012), Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina (Dusie Press, 2009)
Anthologies:
I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women (Les Figues Press, 2012), The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing (&NOW Books -- Lake Forest College Press, 2012), Emergency Index (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011), Not a Muse (Haven Books, 2009), A Sing Economy (Flim Forum Press, 2008), Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008), The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books, 2007), Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces (GirlChild Press, 2006)
Journals:
Bird Dog, Brooklyn Rail, Cannot Exist, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Delirious Hem, Drunken Boat, Esque, Everyday Genius, Fact-Simile, How 2, Lungfull!, Milk, MoonLit, Otoliths, Out Of Nothing, Plath Profiles, Requited, Seven Corners, Specs, We Are So Happy To Know Something, Western Humanities Review, Womb
Prizes:
Past grants and residencies were funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Illinois Arts Council, the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation, the Poetry Center of Chicago, Rochester Community Savings Bank, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Synapses Foundation.

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Listing last updated: September 24, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Born in:
Brooklyn, NY
Raised in:
Buffalo, NY

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