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Creative and critical responses to the plays of award winning poet Jay Wright.
The lauded poet Jay Wright is known for weaving global cosmologies into taut, rhythmically dynamic verses that double as poetic and philosophical treatises. Having recently published two volumes of his selected plays, composed over several decades, in this volume, nine leading voices in contemporary US poetry, performance making, and performance theory, offer insights into Wright's theatre. Intended for scholars and theatre-makers alike, these contributions act as points of entry into Wright's theatre-thinking and add to the growing discourse around Wright's work that sees in this artistic figure one of America's most exciting intellects. The creative and critical responses to Wright's work include essays and other texts by Will Daddario, Matthew Goulish, Devin King, David Grubbs, Michael Paul Berlin, Esteban Rodríguez, Sebastián Calderón Bentin, Daniel Woody, and Duriel E. Harris.
Drama. Poetry. Essay. Literary Criticism. African & African American Studies.
Will Daddario is a scholar, teacher, grief worker, and mental health counselor. He is the author of (with Matthew Goulish) Pitch and Revelation: reconfigurations of reading, poetry, and philosophy through the work of Jay Wright (Punctum, 2022) and Baroque, Venice, Theatre, Philosophy (Springer, 2017). He has also co- edited Rethinking Roland Barthes through Performance: A Desire for Neutral Dramaturgy (Bloomsbury/Methuen, 2023) and Adorno and Performance (Palgrave, 2014). Daddario is a founding member of Performance Philosophy and co-editor of that group's book series and peer-reviewed online journal.