Craig Dworkin

Experimental poetry

Dworkin graduated from Stanford University for his B.A. and University of California, Berkeley for his Ph.D. Dworkin is a poet, critic, editor, and currently a professor at the University of Utah. Notable from Dworkin is his work Fact, a poem that presents the chemical compounds of ink on paper. Dworkin has written five books of poetry: Motes (2011), The Perverse Library (2010), Parse (2008), Strand (2004), and Dure (2004). He has edited six volumes, including Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (2011) with Kenneth Goldsmith, The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound (2009) with Marjorie Perloff, and The Consequence of Innovation: 21st Century Poetics (2008). Dworkin is also the author of two scholarly books, Reading the Illegible (2003) and No Medium (2013), in which he discusses works that are blank, erased, clear, or silent. He has published articles in such diverse journals as October, Grey Room, Contemporary Literature, and College English. He runs Eclipse, an online archive of radical small-press writing from the last quarter century. Dworkin’s literary research led him to co-manage a grant-funded project under the United States Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) with a focus on Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) (2017).

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