Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick is a media artist, performer, cultural theorist, and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory. She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute in New York. Karasick is also co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat. In 2017 the Adeena Karasick Archive was established at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Her writing is marked with an urban, Jewish, and feminist aesthetic that continually challenges normative modes of meaning production and blurs the lines between popular culture and scholarly discourse. It has been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), and noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein), its “twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick’s signature ‘syllabic labyrinth’” (Craig Dworkin).

Karasick’s most recent publications are Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, 2017), a Jewish-feminist revisiting of the Biblical story of Salomé, and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014).

Karasick has lectured and performed worldwide, participated in international conferences, telepoetic colloquia, and literary festivals. She regularly publishes articles, reviews, and dialogues on contemporary poetry, poetics and cultural/semiotic theory. She also produces videopoems and sound recordings of her work, which highlight its radical performativity (find them on YouTube), and she was also featured on the TV series Heart of a Poet, produced in conjunction with Bravo! TV.

More information on Karasick and and her work can be found on adeenakarasick.com

Author photo credit: Safia Karasick Southey

Amuse Bouche

Joint winner 2009 One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

Dyssemia Sleaze

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award

Memewars

Short-listed 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Amuse Bouche

Joint winner 2009 One of the Best Books of 2009 (About.com)

Dyssemia Sleaze

Winner 2000 Bumbershoot Most Adventurous Award

Memewars

Short-listed 1995 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

events | 2014-06-20
Adeena Karasick in Toronto!


events | 2012-10-26
Adeena Karasick and Stephen Collis at Zinc Bar, New York

…ZINC BAR PRESENTS ADEENA KARASICK + STEPHEN COLLIS Launching their respective new … Greenwich Village, New York 6:00 – 8:00 pm Adeena Karasick is an award-winning poet, media-artist, and … lingual pleasures for your inner brainskin. Adeena Karasick’s seventh extraordinary collection unbuilds …


events | 2010-06-16
Adeena Karasick Poetry Reading - St Catherines

…Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm St. Catherines Public Library Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and the award-winning …


events | 2010-04-07
Adeena Karasick Poetry Reading

…2010 Time: 8:00pm McNally Robinson Booksellers Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and the award-winning …


events | 2010-04-07
Drew Hayden Taylor with Adeena Karasick - Book Launch

…final farewells. _Amuse Bouche_ (Talon Books Ltd) Adeena Karasick will do an opening reading from her newest book … documentaries exploring the Native experience. Adeena Karasick is a poet, media-artist and the award-winning …