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Adeena Karasick

Adjunct Professor - CCE


Adeena Karasick is a New York based, Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist, and media artist and the author of seven books of poetry and poetics. Her Kabbalistically inflected, urban, Jewish feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Nicole Brossard), “proto-ecstatic jet-propulsive word torsion” (George Quasha), noted for their “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Charles Bernstein) “a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick's signature syllabic labyrinth”(Craig Dworkin). Most recently is This Poem (Talonbooks, 2012) and The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014). She teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department. at Pratt Institute, is co-founding Artistic Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Festival and Retreat, 2016 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient, and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The Adeena Karasick Archive has just been established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University. 

MA York 1990 Contemporary Poetry
Ph.D Concordia 1997 in Post Structural, Feminist Theory and Kabbalistic hermeneutics