Adeena Karasick, Ph.D., is a New York-based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of ten books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as ‘electricity in language’ (Nicole Brossard), ‘proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion’ (George Quasha), noted for their ‘cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory’ (Charles Bernstein) demonstrating ‘how desire flows through language, an unstoppable flood of allusion (both literary and pop-cultural), word-play, and extravagant and outrageous sound-work’ (Mark Scroggins). Most recently is Checking In (Talonbooks, 2018) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), the libretto for her Spoken Word opera. She teaches literature and critical theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute, is a poetry editor for Explorations in Media Ecology, 2018 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking and 2018 winner of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. The ‘Adeena Karasick Archive’ is established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.
Contact: Department of Humanities and Media Studies, Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA.