New Faculty Member: Barbara Barg

The Chicago School of Poetics is happy to welcome Barbara Barg to our faculty.

Barbara is the author of two books: Obeying the Chemicals (Hard Press) and The Origin of the Species (Semiotext(e)). Her poetry, short stories, and strong opinions have been published in many magazines and anthologized in The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book (Southern Illinois University Press, edited by Charles Bernstein and Bruce Andrews), Poems for the Nation: A Collection of Contemporary Political Poems (Seven Stories Press, edited by Allen Ginsberg with Andy Clausen and Eliot Katz), AM LIT: Neue Literatur Aus Den USA (Edition Druckhaus/Germany, edited by Gerard Falkner and Sylvere Lotringer), American Poets Say Goodbye to the 20th Century (edited by Andrei Codrescu and Laura Rosenthal.) Read more here.

She will also be giving a new workshop:

Pulse Poem Pulse

Language is a poet’s instrument. This class focuses on developing dexterity and creativity with the rhythm, texture, and tonal qualities of language. Students will break language down to its melodic and percussive elements, and explore rhythms and sounds from diverse, sometimes unusual sources. Exercises are designed to broaden students’ rhythmic palettes and their sense of play with the grain and weave of their works. Attention is also paid to vocalization strategies. Read more here.