Bill: The Musikill, my collaboration with the performance duo Fire Drill, is an experimental musical set in a dystopian, post-climate-disaster tech commune. Pushed to the blistering pace of hyper-entertainment from start to finish, this exhausting spectacle measures the human cost of engineered happiness. Watch the full performance from Minneapolis’s Momentum dance festival on Vimeo or YouTube or learn more on the Bill: The Musikill page.

Upcoming Events

3/28/18 – Sound poetry performance with Jaap Blonk at the Poetic Research Bureau, LA. Doors at 7:30, performance at 8:00. You can check out Blonk’s work on his site here and my sound poetry on the sound page of this site here.

TBD 2018 – ToDo at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF. This three-hour event will showcase a number of previously unperformed sound poetry scores, which appeared in a chapbook released in 2016 by The Block Museum, Chicago. You can read these scores online here.

Recent News

11/13/17 – Airport Novella published by Troll Thread. This book takes four gestures that I found to be ubiquitous in airport novels/popular fiction—nodding, shrugging, odd looks, and gasps—and collages them into four chapters, one for each gesture. Given the source material (Dan Brown, Stephenie Meyer, a novel commissioned by Donald Trump, etc.) and my literary constraints, you could say the book shapes trash into a kind of origami. Read it here.

7/13, 7/14, 7/15/17 – Bill: The Musikill at The Southern Theater, Minneapolis. This musical collaboration between me and the choreography duo Fire Drill (Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney) premiered in July as part of Momentum: New Dance Works 2017, a festival produced by the Cowles Center, the Jerome Foundation, the Southern Theater and the Walker Art Center. Watch the July 14 performance on Vimeo or YouTube or learn more on the Bill: The Musikill page.

4/9/17 – Open Rehearsal and Research Talk with Fire Drill (Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney) at The Cowles Center, Minneapolis. More information can be found on the Facebook invitation here.

4/3/17 – Reading with Kaveh Akbar at The Poetry Project, NYC as part of their Monday night reading series curated by Judah Rubin. My contribution to this event is supported in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

4/1/17 – Reading with Jibade-Khalil Huffman at The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs as part of Desert X, an new biennial. This event is a collaboration between Desert X and the Los Angeles Review of Books. My contribution to this event is supported in part by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

3/4/17 – San Francisco Arts Education Project has installed my book (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013) as an unbound coloring book in Rise Up!, an exhibition for school-age children that collects artist responses to “the state of our nation.” The show is up through May 6 at SF Arts Ed’s Minnesota Street Project gallery. More info on their website.

11/30/16 – Swissnex in San Francisco will host me for a performance of selections of my musical-in-progress Bill: The Musikill. Tickets are available on the Swissnex site.

11/5/16 – Swissnex in San Francisco has commissioned me to create a remix of a Dada work for their exhibition Re:Dada. The show opens on November 5 and closes on November 30. More information on the Swissnex site.

9/1/16 – Little Paper Planes in San Francisco hosted me for a residency at Minnesota Street Project where I worked on my novel-in-progress City of Nature. The residency concluded with a reading from the novel. Many thanks to Et al etc. for hosing the event.

8/6/16 – Project Project in Omaha hosted me for a sound poetry performance and screening. More information on the Omaha World Herald site.

5/15/16 – The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska hosted me for a three-month residency. More information on the residency and the other artists in-residence with me can be found on the Bemis Center site.

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