Amaranth Borsuk Presents New Work at AWP Conference

Amaranth Borsuk attended the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis, where she presented work on two panels. For "The Essay Blinks," she delivered a cautionary manifesto on the interrelation of form and content in the artist's book, which included an homage to Alison Knowles and James Tenney's 1967 computer-generated poem "House of Dust" titled "Book of Dust." The panelists collaborated on a DIY cut & fold book that was distributed to members of the audience, which can be downloaded at panel organizer Sarah Minor's website. Borsuk's second panel "Computers in My Classes: Workshopping (With) the Digital" provided pedagogical tips, tricks, and examples from her own teaching, highlighting collaborations she has undertaken with students and ways she links digital work to the hand-made.