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Dept. of English announces Donato Mancini as Writer in Residence for Fall 2017!

Published on: Mon, 05/29/2017
Last Modified: Wed, 06/14/2017 - 9:43pm


The Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing is pleased to announce our Writer in Residence for Fall 2017!

DONATO MANCINI

Donato Mancini makes visual and procedural poetry, bookworks, and visual art. His books and chapbooks include Snowline (Eth/Punctum 2015), Loitersack (New Star 2014), Buffet World (New Star 2011), Fact ‘N’ Value (Fillip 2011), Hell Passport no.22 (Perro Verlag 2008), Æthel (New Star 2007), 58 Free Coffees (Western Front 2006), and Ligatures (New Star 2005). Notable exhibitions of Mancini’s visual artworks have included exhibitions through Artspeak, Western Front, Gallery Atsui, Malaspina Printmaker’s Society, and CSA. He performed with Gabriel Saloman in their noisepoetry/noisecomedy/noisemusic ensemble in the 2013 LIVE! Biennale of performance art, and as part of Concrete Scores at Open Space. Mancini’s published critical writing includes work on the archive, time, and memory in Anamnesia: Unforgetting (VIVO Media Arts 2011), and a discourse analysis of poetry reviews in You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence (BookThug 2012). His current book, Same Diff (Talonbooks 2017), meets at the intersection of poetry, contemporary art, documentary cinema and social history. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of British Columbia. From 2018-2020 he will be a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MA.

Donato Mancini will be available for manuscript consultations throughout the Fall semester. All students and community members are welcome to submit material for one-on-one editing consults.  Mancini will also be holding public seminars, open to any interested writers. Topics will include:

The Implosion Seminar: Everyday Objects and Hidden Connections

Rhythmanalysis: Unfolding the Rhythms of Things

Writer as Listener: Deep Language Listening

Artistic Intention and The Gift of Chance: Form, Accident, Aleatory 

Stay tuned for announcements regarding Mancini's inaugural reading, how to submit materials, and seminar details c/o Department of English.