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Jennifer Scappettone

Chicago
Jennifer Scappettone is the author of the poetry collection From Dame Quickly (Litmus, 2009) and of several chapbooks, including Thing Ode / Ode oggettuale (La Camera Verde, 2008), translated into Italian in dialogue with Marco Giovenale. Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and opera of pop-up pastorals, is in progress for Atelos Press, with a letterpress fragment, A Chorus Fosse, forthcoming from Compline. She edited and translated Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli (University of Chicago Press, 2012), which won the Academy of American Poets' biennial Raiziss/De Palchi Book Award. She is the editor of Belladonna Elders Series #5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse (Belladonna, 2009), featuring her pop-ups and prose and new writing by Etel Adnan and Lyn Hejinian. Recent collaborative projects include sonic performances of Exit 43 with the Difforme Ensemble; digital site-specificity with Judd Morrissey; scores and libretti for the performance work PARK, directed and choreographed by Kathy Westwater and presented in sites such as Dance Theater Workshop (NY Live Arts), Pratt Institute, and Fresh Kills Landfill; and sound pieces for X Locus, installations at the American Academy in Rome designed with AGENCY Architecture and composer Paul Rudy. Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, her study of the premodern city as a crucible for twentieth-century experiments across literature, politics, the visual arts, architecture, and urbanism, is out from Columbia University Press.