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Poem Present: Discussion on Poetics

Jennifer Moxley is the author of Clampdown (Flood, 2009), The Middle Room (Subpress, 2008), The Line (Post-Apollo, 2007), Often Capital (Flood, 2005), The Sense Record and other poems (Edge, 2002; rpt. Salt, 2003), and Imagination Verses (Tender Buttons, 1996; rpt. Salt, 2003). Her chapbooks include Fragments of a Broken Poetics (Impercipient Editions 2006); Enlightenment Evidence (Cambridge, UK: Rem•press, 1996), which was translated into French as Evidence des Lumières at the Fondation Royaumont in 1998; and Wrong Life (Cambridge, UK: Equipage, 1999).

She has translated two books by the French poet and scholar Jacqueline Risset: a book of essays titled Sleep's Powers (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008), and a book of poems, The Translation Begins (Burning Deck, 1996). Her poem “Behind the Orbits” was chosen by Robert Creeley for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2002. She has been the poetry editor for The Baffler magazine since 1997 and a contributing editor of The Poker magazine since 2003.

Moxley teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Maine.


Recorded Friday, October 16, 2009 at University of Chicago - Social Sciences Tea Room.

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