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Amaranth Borsuk speaks and reads on the east coast

Temple Contemporary sign

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Temple University in Philadelphia last week to give a lecture as part of the Poets & Writers Series at the Tyler School of Art's gallery, Temple Contemporary. Her talk, "Poetic Mutations and Digital Mediations," traced her interest in the book as a transforming object across her scholarly and creative practice. While on the east coast, Borsuk also traveled to New York to read as part of SUNY Buffalo's Poetics Plus series, held at the Western New York Book Art Center, a fitting space in which to present her poetry and poetics. In addition ...

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Amaranth Borsuk presents work in Denmark

Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk and her collaborator Ian Hatcher traveled to Denmark to speak about their creative practice, perform their work, and discuss their project Abra, a hybrid artist's book and iOS app created with Kate Durbin. The two attended the exhibition opening of Fra A til 3D, an exhibition of international new media writing and art at the Roskilde Bibliotekerne. Abra is featured in the exhibit as winner of the Turn On Literature Prize, which presents ...

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Amaranth Borsuk is featured in UW 360 segment on modern poetry and publishes new work

Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk was featured this spring in a Columns article on the state of poetry at UW. The piece, written by IAS alum Quinn Russell Brown, sparked the interest of producers at UW360, who interviewed her about the role of technology and collaboration in her work. Borsuk's digitally-mediated projects include Abra, a free app for iPhone and iPad that invites readers to mutate text with their fingertips, Whispering Galleries, a LeapMotion work which uses the reader's hand gestures to reveal poems hidden within diary entries, and Between Page and Screen, a book of augmented reality poems that only exist in the virtual space opened up by the reader. ...

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Amaranth Borsuk publishes audio poem

photo of Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk has a new piece in Daily Gramma. Borsuk's audio poem, "elegy facing crochet holes and knit slubs with running stitch," is at once personal and outward-looking, an attempt to think through modes of mourning and resistance as they pass through hands engaged in the craft of caring. The title's impossible act references an attempt to ...

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Amaranth Borsuk speaks and reads in Montreal

photo of Amaranth Borsuk

IAS faculty member Amaranth Borsuk traveled to Montreal last week to attend the symposium Expanded Poetics: Romantic, Modernist, Contemporary. Hosted by the Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University, an experimental research laboratory focused on materialist media studies and collaborative interdisciplinary research, the event brought together philosophers, literary scholars, and poets working in new media to discuss interdisciplinary poetics from Jena Romanticism to the present. Borsuk spoke about 

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