Carrie and I are super excited that Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato will be coming out with McGill-Queen’s University Press in May 2020. (This is a book we love in which we respond to and reimagine Plato’s Symposium in a hybrid poetry/fiction format. You’ll find our own versions of the speeches of the text – of Phaedrus, of Aristophanes, of Diotima, etc – as inspired … Continue reading Uninvited now available for pre-order!
Now out in Geist 111: a clutch of poems inspired by the “Socrates Questions Agathon” speech in Plato’s Symposium. You can read the poems here. Versions will be included in Uninvited: Talking Back To Plato (forthcoming as a book! stay tuned…), a collaborative project with Carrie Jenkins that you can read about in a little piece we wrote for The Philosophers’ Magazine. Enjoy! Continue reading Sappho Questions Medusa: Poems
In the first of what will be a series of FridayConversations, Carrie Jenkins & I had a glass of Skypewine and talked about the genesis of the Invisible College. You can find the conversation by clicking over here. Cheers! Continue reading The Making Of The Invisible College: A Skypewine Conversation
Folkses! For a while now, Professor Carrie Jenkins and I have been writing and working together, first as colleagues at UBC who found each other via Twitter during a kinda tumultuous time at the university, then as friends and co-teachers in the UBC Arts One program, then-then as co-makers of a book that we’ve been writing together. We’re both artist-scholars who are working to make space … Continue reading The Invisible College!
Happy holidays! I’ve just added a page for a project that I’m very, very excited about. Carrie Jenkins and I are writing a book together, reimagining Plato’s Symposium in a hybrid poetry/fiction format. You’ll find our own versions of the speeches of the text – of Phaedrus, of Aristophanes, of Diotima, etc – as inspired by Tarot cards, outer space, a love affair between Sappho and Medusa, and much … Continue reading Symposium, Reimagined
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Shengqing Wu about her new book on practices and discourses of classical poetry in early twentieth-century China. Modern Archaics considers the relationship between history and lyricism in contexts of (1) historical trauma and loss; (2) the development of affective communities that treated lyric composition as an integral part of shared social practice; and (3) travel and translation. It’s a … Continue reading Modern Archaics: An Interview