VIZ. INTER-ARTS: INTERVENTIONS is the newest anthology within the trans-genre series published at UC Santa Cruz. Focusing on art and social practice, this large, arty book with color pages features a range of art-life performers and writers—Reverend Billy, Linda Montano, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, The Yes Men, Martha Rosler—whose art interventions address environmental, economic, racial, and sexual injustice in public spaces. Others enact genre interventions (Neo-Benshi performers) or innovate new forms in the spirit of Black Mountain College (M. NourbeSe Philip, Amaranth Borsuk, and ecopoetics artists CAConrad and Brenda Iijima). Some collaborate—Ben and Sandra Doller, Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee—on visual-poetic forms, and others—C.S. Giscombe, Juliana Spahr, Rodrigo Toscano, Vincent Katz, and Judith Goldman—write essays appropriate for college courses within the arts, literature, creative writing, new media, and social sciences. The first edition, EVENT, won a 2008 Independent Publishing Award (IPPY).
Art. Hybrid Genre. Collaboration. Poetry. Fiction. Film. Drama. Literary Nonfiction. Social Practice & Activism. Environmental Studies.
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Roxanne Power is founder and editor of Viz. Inter-Arts, a trans-genre anthology series published at UC Santa Cruz where she teaches and is President of the lecturers' union, UC-AFT. She has written and performed in several inter-arts forms, including Neo-Benshi (live film narration) at The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, REDCAT, The Poetry Project, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and elsewhere. Her poems and essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies including WAR AND PEACE 2: POETRY & ESSAYS (O Books) and Impossible to Hold: Women and Culture in the 1960s (NYU Press). She won an AWP Intro award in poetry and has an MFA from Cornell University.Author City: SANTA CRUZ, CA USA