Jennifer Karmin

2652 W. Evergreen, 2R
Chicago, IL 60622

Author's Bio

Jennifer Karmin has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Her multidisciplinary writing has transpired at festivals, artist-run spaces, and on city streets. Venues for these pieces include: the Poetry Project, the Walker Art Center, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Woodland Pattern Book Center. 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 in Chicago.

Publications and Prizes

(Flim Forum Press, 2010)
A Sing Economy
(Flim Forum Press, 2008)
, Come Together: Imagine Peace
(Bottom Dog Press, 2008)
, Emergency Index
(Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011)
, Growing Up Girl: An Anthology of Voices from Marginalized Spaces
(GirlChild Press, 2006)
, I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women
(Les Figues Press, 2012)
, Not a Muse
(Haven Books, 2009)
, Please Add To This List: Teaching Bernadette Mayer's Sonnets & Experiments
(Tender Buttons Press, 2014)
, The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing
(&NOW Books -- Lake Forest College Press, 2012)
, The Canary Islands Connection: 60 Contemporary American Poets
(Zasterle Press, 2016)
, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century
(Cracked Slab Books, 2007)
, The End of the World Project
(Moria Books, 2019)
Anomalous Press, Bird Dog, Brooklyn Rail, Cannot Exist, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Delirious Hem, Drunken Boat, Esque, Everyday Genius, Fact-Simile, Fence, How 2, Lungfull!, Matter, Milk, MoonLit, NOÖ Journal , Otoliths, Out Of Nothing, Plath Profiles, Poets for Living Waters, Requited Journal, Seven Corners, Specs, Summer Stock, We Are So Happy To Know Something, Western Humanities Review, Womb
4000 Words 4000 Dead + Revolutionary Optimism: An American Elegy
(Sona Press, 2012)
, art is a concept art is a process / Present Tense Pamphlets
(Northwestern University Press, 2016)
, Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina
(Dusie Press, 2009)
, The Sexual Organs of the IRS / a collaboration with Bernadette Mayer
(Convulsive Editions, 2016)
Prizes Won: 
Past grants and residencies were sponsored by the Alfonso Gatto Foundation, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Columbia College, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Illinois Arts Council, the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation, Kisii University, Links Hall, the Poetry Center of Chicago, Rochester Community Savings Bank, the Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Synapses Foundation.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Buffalo, NY
Educated at SUNY Buffalo (BA) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA). Teachers and mentors range from: Barbara Barg, Charles Bernstein, Robert Creeley, Alexis De Veaux, Susan Howe, Bernadette Mayer, Joan Retallack, Goat Island performance group.
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Last updated: Mar 23, 2019