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.

 

Recent News

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

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.

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