JOHN PLUECKER
July 2013

Houston, TX – John is a writer, interpreter, educator and translator. His work is informed by experimental poetics, radical aesthetics and cross-border cultural production and has appeared in journals and magazines in the U.S. and Mexico, including Mandorla, Aufgabe, eleven eleven, Third Text, Animal Shelter, HTMLGiant and Literal. In addition, he has worked with video, improvisational performance with experimental steel guitar musicians, installation at Project Row Houses and at the boundaries of visual art and poetry. He has published more than five books in translation from the Spanish, including essays by Marta Lamas, a leading Mexican feminist; short stories by Ciudad Juárez writer Rosario Sanmiguel; and a detective novel by Martín Solares. With a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Houston and an M.A. in Writing from UC San Diego, John has taught in numerous contexts, from alternative schools to art spaces to universities. Currently, he is translating poetry by Abigael Bohórquez, Omar Pimienta and other contemporary Mexican poets. He has two chapbooks, Routes into Texas (DIY, 2010) and Undone (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011). A third chapbook, Killing Current, will be published by Mouthfeel Press in 2012.

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