Karasick Adeena

Adeena Karasick is a poet, cultural theorist, media artist and the critically acclaimed author of seven books of poetry and poetic theory, most recently, This Poem (Talonbooks 2012). Writing at the intersection of Conceptualism and neo-Fluxus performatics, her urban, Jewish, feminist mashups have been described as “electricity in language” (Brossard) and noted for its “cross-fertilization of punning and knowing, theatre and theory” (Bernstein), "a twined virtuosity of mind and ear which leaves the reader deliciously lost in Karasick's signature “syllabic labyrinth” (Dworkin). She is currently Professor of Pop Culture and Media Theory at Fordham University in New York, a co-founding Director of the KlezKanada Poetry Retreat and Music Festival promoting Yiddish Language and Culture and and winner of the Book Expo America Award, recognizing her as being the future of E-Books.

Awards
2012 - Best Book of 2012, Daily Forward for This Poem
2011 - Canada Council for the Arts Travel Award for Banff Centre for the Arts
2010 - Spoken Word and Storytelling Program, Canada Council for the Arts Award for European and Russian Performance Tour with bill bissett (Bouche/Time Tour)
2010 - Grant for Professional Writers, Canada Council for the Arts (Equivalent to American National Endowment of the Arts)
2009 - Best Book of 2009 for Amuse Bouche (AboutBooks.com)
2009 - Exuberance is Beauty Book Award for Amuse Bouche
2009 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, Amuse Bouche (Paris and London)
2008 - Spoken Word and Storytelling Program, Canada Council for the Arts Award for Amuse Bouche ($13,000)
2008 - MPS Mobile Award (For being the World’s First “Mobile Poet”), whereby her work is being made available on over 4 billion mobile devices (cell phones and Smart Phones including the iPhone, all Blackberry, Android and Symbian devices) throughout the world.
2008 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, Amuse Bouche (for performances in London and India)
2006 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, The House That Hijack Built (for performances in Minnesota)
2005 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, The House That Hijack Built (for performances in San Francisco)
2004 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, The House That Hijack Built (for performances in Hawaii)
2004 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, The House That Hijack Built (for performances in Chicago)
2004 - Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Award, The House That Hijack Built (for performances in New York, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary)
2003 - Spoken Word and Storytelling Program, Canada Council for the Arts Award ($10,000)
2002 - Canadian External Affairs Travel Award, 2002 (London, Oxford, Edinburgh, Wales and Paris)
2000 - Bumbershoot Book Fair Award, "Most Adventurous Publication" for Dyssemia Sleaze
2000 - ReLit Award for Dyssemia Sleaze
1999 - People’s Choice Award, for “Alphabet City”, Electrolit International Videopoem Festival, Vancouver, BC
1999 - Spoken and Electronic Words Program (Pilot), Canada Council of the Arts Award ($15,000)
1998 - Canadian External Affairs Award (for performances in Hungary)
1997 - Canadian External Affairs Award (for performances in Israel)
1994 - Canadian External Affairs Award (for performances in the Canary Islands)
1994 - British Columbia Book Award (Silver) for Mêmewars (Talonbooks)
1993 - Canadian External Affairs Award (for performances in Spain, India)
1992 - Canadian External Affairs Award (for performances in France, UK, Germany)
1992/93 - Mainz Scholarship – Writer in Residence at Gutenberg Universtät Mainz, Germany

Selected Publications
Adeena Karasick, “My Love is Like a Fine, Fine Wine” in Voices Israel 2010 Volume 36, (Eds.Michael Dickel and Sheryl Abbey, 2010).
“You are Advised” in The Portable Boog Reader 3: An Anthology of New York City Poetry, (Ed. Jim Behrle, David Kirschenbaum, Spring, 2009).
“Echographies” in Future Welcome: The Moosehead Anthology X, (Ed. Todd Swift. D.C.Books, 2006).
“After the Anti Oedipus” in In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself, (Ed.Marlow Peerse Weaver, MW Enterprises, 2005).
“in the amplifying cave” and “what it really comes down to is…” in Hysteria, (Ed.Jennifer Savran. LunaSea Books, Summer, 2003).
“In the Empire of Grief.II” in Short Fuse, (Ed. Todd Swift, Paris, France,October, 2002).
“Ambit. Ardour. Orders: A Poetics of Polymedial Pasties in side/lines: A New Canadian Poetics (Ed. Rob Mclennan, Insomniac Press, Toronto, 2002).
“Belle L’être” in Vox Populi", (Ed. Danika Dinsmore. Seattle, April 2002).
“from The Arugula Fugues” in The Portable Booglit Reader, (Ed. David Kirschenbaum,New York, NY, November, 2000).
“Mumbai Ya” in DC Anthology, (Ed. Allison Cobb, Jen Coleman, Washington, DC,December, 2000).
“Telephone Talk” in Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience, (Ed.Cynthia Palmer and Michael Horowitz. Park Street Press, Rochester Vermont, 2000)
“Mellah Marrano” in Contemporary Verse 2: Canadian Women’s Writing at Century’s End.Vol. 23 No.1 (Summer, 2000).

Books in Print
Karasick, Adeena
Genrecide. (Talonbooks, 1996). $14.95 ISBN 0-88922-370-X.
Memewars. (Talonbooks, 1994). $12.95 ISBN: 0-88922-344-0.
The Empress Has No Closure. (Talonbooks, 1992). $11.95 ISBN: 0-88922-307-6.
Dyssemia Sleaze (Talonbooks, 2000) ISBN 0-88922-434-X.
The Arugula Fugues (Zasterle Press, 2001) ISBN 84-87467-35-0.
The House That Hijack Built (Talonbooks, 2004).

Adeena Karasick
351 E. 4th St. #7C, New York City, N.Y. 10009 U.S.A. Phone 917 690-7912
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