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CURRICULUM: featuring Rachel Levitsky, Camille Roy, and Jennifer Scappettone

RACHEL LEVITSKY is the author Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003), NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and the poetic novella, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013) as well as numerous chapbooks, most recently, Hopefully, The Island, part of an ongoing collaboration with the artist Susan Bee. Levitsky builds and participates in a variety of publishing, collaboration and pedagogical/performative activities, such “Geometries of Recognition” a movement poetry workshop turned super8 film by Stephanie Gray. In 1999 she founded Belladonna* which is now Belladonna* Collaborative. She teaches writing Pratt Institute, Naropa Summer Writing Program and lay institutions in NYC.

Camille Roy’s most recent book is Sherwood Forest, from Futurepoem. Other books include Cheap Speech, a play, from Leroy Chapbooks, and Craquer, a fictional autobiography from 2nd Story Books , as well as Swarm (fiction, from Black Star Series). She co-edited Biting The Error: Writers Explore Narrative (CoachHouse 2005, re-issued 2010).

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of two cross-genre verse books, From Dame Quickly (Litmus) and The Republic of Exit 43: Outtakes & Scores from an Archaeology and Pop-Up Opera of the Corporate Dump (Atelos), and of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice (Columbia UP). Her most recent chapbook is SMOKEPENNY LYRICHORD HEAVENBRED: Two Acts (The Elephants), a free downloadable e-book hailing from a libretto composed for "mixed-reality" performance. Her translations of the polyglot refugee from Fascist Italy, Amelia Rosselli, were collected in Locomotrix (U of Chicago P), and she is founding editor of PennSound Italiana. She has developed interactive and site-specific poetry in collaboration with other artists at places ranging from Counterpath Space (2019) to the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (2018), 6018|North for the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2017), WUHO Gallery, Los Angeles (2014), Trajan’s aqueduct at the American Academy in Rome (2011), and Fresh Kills Landfill (2010-11). Links live at