I am a doctoral student in English & Poetics at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
My research interests include Modernist poetry and literature, experimental and avant-garde writing, literary semiotics and hermeneutics, conceptions of queerness and normativity, the textual relations between language, temporality and representations of lived experience, performances of abjection both fictional and actual, and the ethics of reading. Among others, I am especially interested in exploring Joyce, Ntozake Shange, Faulkner, Robert Creeley, el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, Carlo Michelstaedter, Beckett, Pessoa, Aimé Césaire, Rimbaud, Hart Crane, Audre Lorde, Sarah Kane and Zukovsky. However, I am not so much interested in literary or intellectual figures as I am in the philosophical implications of particular texts.
In addition to my literary interests, I also create experimental music, much of which incorporates electronically manipulated audio media, processed sound recordings, field recordings, computer-generated noise, and stochastic processes. I have released several works over the past years independently, on net labels and a handful have seen physical distribution through various boutique labels, including my own, The Archives Department. As I continue my studies I hope to explore my interest in acoustic ecology alongside my interest in poetics.