Writing + Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Grey All Over (Brick Books, 2021)

Essays, Interviews, & Reviews

Interview by Mieke de Vries for the Victoria Festival of Authors (September 2021)

“Poetry as Incantation: Talking with Andrea Actis,” by Nada Alic, The Rumpus (July 23, 2021)

“Under the Cover: Grief and Poetry in Grey All Over,” All Lit Up (March 25, 2021)

“A ‘Book Behind Which No Part of Me Could Hide,’” Open Book (March 10, 2021)

“Notes on ‘Seriousness’,” World Picture 9 (Summer 2014)

“‘But sometimes a sign’s all you need’: A Conversation with Susan Bee & Charles Bernstein,” The Capilano Review 3.12 (Winter 2010)

“‘Exquisite Hybridizations’ and the Gentrification of Forms,” The Poetic Front 3 (2010)

Review of Phyllis Webb and the Common Good: Poetry / Anarchy /Abstraction by Stephen Collis, The Rain Review of Books 16 (Spring 2009)

“‘alive and watching’: Sharon Thesen and the Eighth Type of Ambiguity,” The Capilano Review 3.5 (Summer 2008)

Poetry

“Soul Ash,” The Capilano Review 3.41 (Summer 2020)

“C-Span Lean Cuisine,” Fence (Winter 2015)

“How to Poem a Skin,” PELT I (Summer 2012)

“Description of a Struggle,” The Capilano Review 3.7 (Winter 2009)

“choose your toast and publish post,” The Capilano Review 3.6 (October 2008)

PRESENTATIONS

“On the Seriousness of Aisha Sasha John.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association Fourth International Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, June 21-24, 2018.

“(Soma)tic Praxis: CAConrad and the Renaturalization of Poetry.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 17-20, 2016.

“How Should a Person Be Angry?” Silence and Documentation Conference, SFU Department of English, Vancouver, BC, July 11-12, 2015.

“Laura (Riding) Jackson and the Renaturalization of Judgment.” American Comparative Literature Association’s Annual Meeting, New York University, New York, NY, February 23-25, 2014.

“the 1 thing hummingbirds / & humans both eat”: Eco-Ability in Donato Mancini’s Buffet World.” Conference on Ecopoetics, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, February 22-24, 2013.

“Pragmatism within the Boundaries of Mere Seriousness.” Pre-circulated seminar paper for “Recoiling from Spectacle,” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, October 17-20, 2012.

“‘my kind of seriousness’: On Laura Riding and the Antinomies of American Poetry.” Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent, University of Pennsylvania Department of English, Philadelphia, PA, April 13-14, 2012.

“Robert Fitterman’s This Window Makes Me Feel and the Politics/Poetics of Horizontality.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 29-April 1, 2012.

“Ambiguity, the Wager, and Bridges of Commitment in Camus and Beauvoir.” Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities Annual Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 19-20, 2010.

RECENT POETRY READINGS

Reading: Andrea Actis, Danielle LaFrance, and Dorothy Trujillo Lusk. Griffin Art Projects. North Vancouver, February 16, 2019.

Poetry Reading: Actis, Bridgman, Smith. The Paper Hound Bookshop. Vancouver, April 3, 2018.

Third Friday Reading Series. Poetry reading with Tiziana La Melia. People’s Co-op Bookstore, Vancouver, November 17, 2017.