Writing: Mini Manuscript Consultation by Jennifer Firestone

Writing: Mini Manuscript Consultation by Jennifer Firestone
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$60.00 USD

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Jennifer Firestone is a poet and critic whose research and teaching interests include 20th and 21st century experimental poetry and poetics, with emphasis on The Feminist Avant-garde, Cross-cultural Poetics, Documentary and Investigative Poetics, Cross-Genre Texts, The Epistolary Form, Procedural & Constraint-based Poetics, Projects of Community and Collaboration, and small press publishing. Firestone uses the classroom as an experimental lab, challenging her students to implode their definitions of “poetry” by considering poems as critical and investigative lenses.  Her students are exposed to innovative activities such as the walking sonnet (walking fourteen NYC blocks while writing a sonnet line per block) or participating in semester-long epistolary correspondences with a classmate about one’s developing poetics. Firestone received her MFA from San Francisco State University.  Her books include Flashes (Shearsman Books), which was Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Blog’s “Poetry Pick” for 2013, Holiday (Shearsman Books), Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), from Flashes and snapshot (Sona Books) and Fanimaly (Dusie Kollektiv).  Firestone co-edited (with Dana Teen Lomax) Letters To Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics and Community (Saturnalia Books), a year-long experiment documenting letter exchanges between fourteen poet-pairs.  Firestone co-authored LITtle by LITtle with photographer and urban geographer, Laura Y. Liu.  Firestone’s work has been published in many journals including: VoltaDrunken BoatHow2 and Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics.  She has work anthologized in Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, Songs, & Stories for Children and  Building is a Process / Light is an Element: essays and excursions for Myung Mi Kim.  Firestone won the 2014 Marsh Hawk Press’ Robert Creeley Memorial Prize.  Firestone is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist poetry collective and event series.   Value: $200.00