Poetry. From the author's note: "This work began when I was asked to write an essay on beauty. I felt I had nothing to say about beauty so I decided on something procedural: I would go to 'beautiful' places with audio recording equipment, transcribe the excursions, and see what emerged. After my first outings, it became clear that on these trips a great deal of time was spent consulting maps and otherwise orienting oneself—and the language of that was not only interesting but often funny. It had that quality of Perec's work that I love, his capacity for capturing those things that are so obvious and ubiquitous that we don't notice them. I thought surely this language must be happening all the time. So I decided to keep doing it until I had 99 pages. Thanks to my fellow travelers: Steve Zultanski, Matvei Yankelevich, Phyllis van Slyck, Joanna Scutts, Laura Tanenbaum, Morgan Puett, Karen Miller, Sadie Levy, Gita Levy, Robert Fitterman, Tony Hightower, David Girves, Eileen Gallagher, Edward Gallagher, Gracie Cox, Ron Alexander, Pam Alexander, Chris Alexander."
Hannah Ensor @ The Voltainterview by Christopher Schmidt @ TheConversant Staging
Kristen Gallagher's books include Grand Central (Troll Thread 2016) and WE ARE HERE (Truck Books 2011). Recent publications are "Dossier on the Site of a Shooting," a multiplatform digital work on Gauss PDF that explores the site of the Trayvon Martin murder; "Untitled Rosewood Trip," text with screenshots in Printed Web 3; Florida, a long chapbook from Well Greased Press; and selections from Florida in 6x6. Her essays on the work of Tan Lin appear in Jacket2, Criticism: A Journal for Literature and the Arts, and the collection Reading the Difficulties (University of Alabama Press). Her essay "Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions" was recently anthologized in Class and the College Classroom: Essays on Teaching and can be found online through Radical Teacher. She is a Professor of English at City University of New York-LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.Author City: NEW YORK CITY, NY USA