essays & criticism


from FIGURING, a column for Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

Any viewing demands imagination: On Mel Bochner Drawings: A Retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago & Renee Gladman’s Plans for Sentences   |   July 2022

2021 Roundup    Dec. 2021
   
Interview with Miranda Mellis    |   June 2021   

On Dams   |   Mar. 2021
               >> link to list of dams in art & literature (on-going)

Tools, Typewriters, & Madeline Gins    Feb. 2021

2020 Roundup   |   Dec. 2020

Five Small Rocks   |   Sept. 2020

A Geometric Meditation on Renee Gladman’s One Long Black Sentence   |   Aug. 2020

Mathematics of Uncertain, Unsettled Wonder: a conversation with Mark Mayer   |   July 2020

On Fractals, Part 2   |   Apr. 2020

On Fractals, Part 1   |   Mar. 2020

Nine Nevada Depressions   |   Oct. 2019

LITERARY CRITICISM

The Mathematical Affect of Pamela Lu   |   Experimental Writing in English (1945-2000): The Anti-Canon Conference, Brussels, Sept. 15-16, 2022

The Iterative Environments of Juan José Saer   |   Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, issue 3, 2022

The Iterative Environments of Juan José Saer   |   The Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900, Feb. 24-26, 2022

On / No Measure  (video, at the 35 min. mark) —on “measurement” via Jay Wright, Gertrude Stein, Ed Roberson, & my manuscript No Measure   |   New Orleans Poetry Festival, Apr. 21, 2021

On Elizabeth Bishop’s “Vague Poem (Vaguely Love Poem)”   |   Annulet: A Journal of Poetics, issue 1, 2021 (best viewed on desktop)

Will Alexander’s Kinetic Encyclopedia   |  The Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900, Feb. 20-22, 2020

Language of Measurement in Henry James’ In the Cage   |   The Explicator vol. 78, no. 1, 2020

Irresistible Arithmetics: Mathematical Metaphors & Gertrude Stein   |   British Association for Modernist Studies Conference, London, June 20-22, 2019

BOOK REVIEWS

Extracted from the Narrative Lattice: The Water Statues by Fleur Jaeggy (tr. Gini Alhadeff, New Directions, 2021)   |   Newfound, no. 13, issue 1, 2022

The Regal Lemon Tree by Juan José Saer (tr. Sergio Waisman, Open Letter, 2020)   |   Full Stop, 2021

Switch Wish by Willy Smart (Meekling Press, 2020)
   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 2020

Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany (Text Publishing, 2019)   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 2020

The Maze of Transparencies by Karen An-hwei Lee (Ellipsis Press, 2019)   |   Full Stop, 2020

The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter by Rosmarie Waldrop (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2019)   |   Full Stop, 2020

A Compact of Figurations: Reading Will Alexander’s A Cannibal Explains Himself to Himself (The Elephants, 2019)   |   Tarpaulin Sky Magazine, 2019 (best viewed on desktop)

Love in the New Millennium by Can Xue (tr. Annelise Finegan Wasmoen, Yale UP, 2018)   |   Full Stop, 2019

Glory Hole by Stephen Beachy (FC2, 2017)     Full Stop, 2018