11/22: Maria Damon, Andrew Klobucar, and Special America

Maria Damon is professor and chair of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute of Art. She is the author of two books of poetry scholarship; co-author, with mIEKAL aND and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, of several books and online sites of poetry; and co-editor, with Ira Livingston, of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader.

Claire Donato lives in Brooklyn and is the author of the novel Burial (Tarpaulin Sky Press) and the poetry chapbook Someone Else's Body (Cannibal Books). Recent writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Aufgabe, Encyclopedia L-Z, LITOctopus, Boston Review, and 1913: A Journal of Forms. She holds an MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University, received a fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts, and was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. Her website is somanytumbleweeds.com.

Jeff T. Johnson’s poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in dandelion, coconut,smoking glue gun, and Newark Review 3.0, and he holds a digital residency at The Organism for Poetic Research. Critical writing has appeared in The Aviary, Poetry Project Newsletter, Sink Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. With Claire Donato, he collaborates on SPECIAL AMERICA. He lives in Brooklyn, is Editor in Chief at LIT, and edits Dewclaw. He teaches at The New School and St. John's University. For more information, visit jefftjohnson.com.

Andrew Klobucar, Associate Professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, is a literary theorist and teacher, specializing in internet research, electronic writing/poetics, semantic technologies and Web 3.0. His writings on experimental literary forms and genres continue to analyze the increasingly important role technology plays in contemporary cultural practices in both print and screen formats. His forthcoming book on the increasing influence of algorithmic programming and information theory on poetics and literary criticism, entitled, The Algorithmic Impulse: Programmable Writing and the Aesthetics of Information will be published by Alabama University Press this year.

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