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The book was conceived as a companion volume to the New Museum’s 2015 Triennial—an expansion of its themes in the medium of poetry.

The New Museum 2015 Triennial Poetry Book

The Animated Reader: Poetry of Surround Audience

Editor: Brian Droitcour

Featuring works by over sixty-nine contributors, including Cathy Park Hong, Dodie Bellamy, Jenny Zhang, Mónica de la Torre, and Bhanu Kapil, with original translations and texts by Triennial artists all interwoven with transcriptions of social media statuses of many varieties, The Animated Reader: Poetry of Surround Audience offers an expansion of the Triennial’s themes in the medium of poetry.

Brian Droitcour about the publication: “There are over 70 contributors, 60% women, 60% non-white, 65% residing outside the United States. The focal points of the collection are experimental approaches to translation that emphasize the porosity and elasticity of the English language rather than its authoritative position as the global language of power; intensely personal diaristic lyrics that update confessional poetry for the age of mass surveillance; conceptual and post-conceptual practices of appropriation, deletion, and revision that configure writing as a kind of data management.”

The contributor list is not final, but thus far those confirmed for the book are:

Mirene Arsanios, Ed Atkins, Lindsay Beebe, Dodie Bellamy, Caroline Bergvall, Daniel Borzutzky, Brandon Brown, Ching-In Chen, Don Mee Choi, Claude Closky, Jesse Darling, Nitoo Das, LaTasha Diggs, Dolores Dorantes, Lisa Holzer, Cathy Park Hong, Juliana Huxtable, Hiromi Ito, Gabriela Jauregui, Fady Joudah, Wakako Kaku, Bhanu Kapil, Kevin Killian,  Kim Hyesoon, Robert Kocik, Robert Kocik, Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Stuart Krimko, Yan Jun, Ji Yoon Lee, Rachel Lord, Virginia Lucas, Felipe Martinez, Ye Mimi, K. Silen Mohammad, Erin Moure, Harryette Mullen, Sawako Nakayasu, Uche Nduka, Roman Osminkin, Cecilia Pavon, Nikki Reimer, Steve Roggenbuck, Imri Sandstrom, Stefanie Sargnagel, Peter Schumann, Aboud Saeed, Bela Shayevich, Akeem Smith, Laura Solorzano, Martine Syms, Monica de la Torre, Divya Victor, Uljana Wolf,  Dena Yago, Mae Yway, Jenny Zhang, Zheng Xiaoqiong, Raul Zurita, Kirill Medvedev, Vsevolod Nekrasov

The book will also contain a “feed” of “blog posts, status updates, and tweets from some twenty contributors to characterize the poetic potential of everyday language,” Droitcour wrote.

Read more about New Museum Triennial 2015 here.

Image: Poster of the Triennial. Courtesy New Museum.