An ideal 21C meta-location…

For a poet & teacher as consciously nomadic in practice & theory as I am, the Chicago School of Poetics is an ideal 21C meta-location: You can teach from wherever you are (traveling to or from) & the students can be — should be! — anywhere in the world. Such marvelous openness makes for very dynamic virtual classroom, in which exchanges of heterogeneous data & knowledge can lead to a truly mestizoed vision of the world, i.e. one reflecting the actual complexity of our multiverse.

—Pierre Joris, author of Barzakh (Poems 2000-2012) and The University of California Book of North African Literature.