Kristen Gallagher & Chris Alexander

by DSS


Please join us on Wednesday, February 20th, at 7:30 PM for the first Poetry & Poetics event of 2013. The event is free and open to the public. We’ll be meeting at Fisher Bennett Hall (3400 Walnut Street) in the Grad Lounge (Room 330). Strong drinks and light refreshments will be provided.


Kristen Gallagher and Chris Alexander will each be presenting a double feature. Kristen will be reading from Grand Central, an ongoing project in the exhaustive description of New York’s Grand Central Station through a variety of styles. This reading will be accompanied by a short lecture entitled “Perec, Pragmatism, Pedagogy, Perception.” Chris will be reading from his multiple edition Panda (2009/2011/2012/ongoing), a massive catalog of fandom and detritus surrounding the Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda franchise. Alongside his reading, Chris will present a lecture entitled “This isn’t even my final form.” After the readings and lectures, we’ll have a lively conversation about poetry, poetics, and their relations.


Bios / Links

Kristen Gallagher is a poet, editor and professor living in Sunnyside, Queens. She was a founding member of the Writers House, earned a PhD from Buffalo Poetics in 2005, and has one book: We Are Here, 99 pages of writing and transcriptions of recorded speech that capture human interactions with maps, GPS-enabled devices, and other directional media. It’s available from SPD. Other recent work has appeared in Dear Navigator, Joyland Poetry, The West Wind Review and Poetic Labor Project.

Chris Alexander lives in New York. He is the author of Panda (2009/2011/2012/ongoing),  McNugget (2013), and Yum_Chat (forthcoming). Twitter: @hedorah55 Tumblr:

Together, they co-edit Truck Books and are professors in the English Department at CUNY LaGuardia. For more on their work, see a recent interview on The Conversant.