EMILY ABENDROTH
June 2012

Philadelphia, PA – Emily: is a writer and artist currently residing in Philadelphia, where she co-curates the Moles not Molar Reading & Performance Series (a monthly series featuring innovative and experimental writers in both poetry and fiction, as well as occasional filmmakers, musicians, & puppeteers who employ exciting textual strategies within their work). She regularly teaches literature, critical theory and creative writing to students of all ages and has recently led courses in Experimental Writing, World Literature, 20th Century Poetics, and Contemporary Criticism at Bard College, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, UC Berkeley and Temple University. Recent work of hers can be found in the journals Jacket2, Eco-poetics, Digital Artifact, Encyclopedia, How2, Pocket Myths, Horseless Review, Never on Time, and in the forthcoming anthology, Postmodern Pastoral.
     She recently completed a broadside and related web-based collaboration with TapRoot Editions called Property : None / Property : Undone as part of TapRoot’s ongoing project/series The American Prisons Complex. Her chapbook, Exclosures {#1-7}, is forthcoming from Albion Press this winter. Toward Eadward Forward was released by horseless press in 2008 and a chunky excerpt from her book-length work in progress, “Muzzle Blast Dander,” is featured in Refuge/Refugee (Volume 3 of the ChainLinks book series). She was Artist in Residence for the Colima Project in El Salvador (and administered through San Francisco State University) in the summer of 2010 and was awarded a residency at the Nebraska Art Farm in the summer of 2011. She has performed in reading series across the nation and participated in both individual and group presentations of work at spaces/events such as the Institute for Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), The MIX NYC: Gay & Lesbian Experimental Film Festival (New York) and Chicago Calling: A 24-hour Arts Festival (Chicago).

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