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Sample Essays

 

Editor's Notes on Poetry and Globalization
Tripwire 9, 2015

“Poetics and Public Space in Occupy Oakland”
Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, 2014

“The News from Oakland”
special feature for Hi-Zero, 2013
PDF, 250 kb

Performance/Poetics
Blog at Jacket2, 2013

“A Neural Net”
co-written with Jen Hofer (ANTENA), Seung-Jae Lee, Rachel Levitsky, & Ira Livingston (OoRS), & Jennifer Scappettone, & Kathy Westwater (PARK)
Ecopoetics Conference, UC-Berkeley, 2013.
PDF, 213 kb

“Scale Matters”
Catalog essay for Charlene Tan's exhibit 400%, 2011

“Art and Torture”
War and Peace,
2008
PDF, 102 kb

“New Trends in Bay Area Public Art”
Artweek, 2007
PDF, 82 kb

“Poetry and Other Englishes” (with Juliana Spahr)
introduction to a forum on Contemporary Avant-Garde Poets on Globalization
Boundary2, 2006
PDF, 74 kb

“Ethnopoetics and Allegory”
2004
PDF, 123 kb

“(Re)writing Zimbabwe: The Poetics of Postcolonial Impasse”
2005
PDF, 655 kb

“BARGE Reports”
Deep Oakland
2004
DeepOakland.org

“African doppelganger: Hybridity and identity in the work of Dambudzo Marechera”
Research in African Literatures,
1997
PDF, 750 kb

 

Sample Art and Book Reviews
 

Enrique Chagoya
Artweek, 2008
PDF, 90 kb

David Huffman
Artweek, 2008
PDF, 78 kb

Nao Bustamante
Artweek, 2008
PDF, 78 kb

Robert Colescott
Artweek,
2007
PDF, 74 kb

Julio Cesar Morales
Artweek,
2007
PDF, 74 kb

Etel Adnan
Galatea Resurrects, 2006
Galatea Resurrects

Daniel J. Martinez
Stretcher, 2003
Stretcher.org

Amitava Kumar, ed., World Bank Literature
XcP,
2003
PDF, 111 kb

Harry Gamboa and the Contemporary Avant-Garde
Jouvert, 2002
Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies

Arnold J. Kemp & Mark Bradford
2000
PDF, 61 kb