Monday, August 30, 2010
Please enjoy this poet and his poetry,
editor of issue #8
David Wolach is editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press and an active participant in Nonsite Collective. His most recent books are Occultations (Black Radish Books, 2010), the multi-media transliteration Prefab Eulogies Volume 1: Nothings Houses (BlazeVox [books], 2010), Hospitalogy (forth. 2010), and book alter(ed) (Ungovernable Press, 2009). A former union organizer and performing artist, Wolach's work often begins as site-specific and interactive performance and ends up as shaped, written language. Critical work on the poetics of spatial practice and the body is in venues such as Jacket and Sibila: Poesia y Cultura (Brazil). He is currently at work with composer Arun Chandra on a 4-channel sound-text composition for four voices, a set of pieces which includes "modular arterial cacophony" from Occultations. Wolach is professor of text arts, poetics, and aesthetics at The Evergreen State College, and visiting professor in Bard College's Workshop In Language & Thinking. Occultations is Wolach's first full-length book of poems.