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General Information

Name:  Jennifer Karmin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry



Illinois Connection

Jennifer lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennifer Karmin is a poet, artist, and educator who has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, Kenya, and Europe. In Chicago, she curates the Red Rover reading series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise.Jennifer teaches creative writing at Columbia College Chicago and at Truman College, where she works with immigrants.

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0979088836

Flim Forum Press. 2010

Poetry. "Alice and anime, Asia and uncertainty, we do so want our sounds to make sense, our textual travels to have a guide, even if that guide is the white rabbit that will hide. Aaaaaaaaaaalice is the sound and sight of the disappearing rabbit, the one with a hat, the one who pops up with regular unpredictability whenever we go somewhere not here, and while words will swivel around us like our very own heads, making the unfamiliar familiar and the familiar unfamiliar, making no sense but nonsense and non-sense sense, like in this very text, what's moreover curious, as Karmin rightly notes, is that 'yesterday a man was walking'. "

--Vanessa Place