Christine Wertheim

Christine Wertheim reading at Small Press Traffic September 16th, 2012 from the anthology I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women with contributors (read as themselves or by others) Norma Cole, Dodie Bellamy, Frances Richard, Yedda Morrison, Giovanni Singleton, Jen Hofer, Jen Karmin, Juliana Spahr, kathryn l. pringle, Kristin Prevallet, Laura Moriarty, and Samantha Giles

Christine Wertheim

is a poet, performer, critic, curator, crafter and collaborator teaching at CalArts.

She has eight books including three poetic suites, The Book of Me, mUtter-bAbel, and +|’me’S-pace; experiments in auto-bio-graphy fusing graphics and text to explore the potentialities of the English tongue. In performance these become a unique form of S(w)Ound poetry. Her edited anthologies, Feminaissance, The n/Oulipean Analects, and Séance were produced from a series of seminal literary conferences funded by an Annenberg Foundation grant, and co-produced with Matias Viegner at REDCAT and MOCA, LA, between 2004 and 2010. These gathered over 120 experimental writers from the US, Canada and Europe to explore various themes, including, (in)-formal constraints, sex writing, 21st century feminism, communality and collaboration in literary life.