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Bhanu Kapil

7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin)

Kelsey Street Press and First Books

Kelsey Street Press has had the good fortune to publish powerful first books by many amazing authors, including Bhanu Kapil’s The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers and Myung Mi Kim’s Under Flag, as well as early titles by writers such as Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Renee Gladman, and Elizabeth Robinson. The press has …

Bhanu Kapil on the feminine monstrous and larger obliterations

Question #4 Given Amy King’s recent VIDA article on the under-representation of women in major literary publications, it seems extremely important to acknowledge the fact that gender issues continue to problematize the field of literature.  How would you characterize the relationship between women and experimental literature? For me, everything about being …

KSP December 2010 Feature: Teresa Gomez-Martorell

My dear friend Melanie Westerberg met the printmaker Teresa Gomez-Martorell at a residency in Wyoming this fall.  Melanie wrote to me, enthused to relay that she had found a fellow human animal enthusiast. I sent Teresa Humanimal and she began making new sketches based on her relationship to the book. She also …

Exciting event block just sent our way from Bhanu!

Bhanu Kapil will be reading from [humanimal] at four venues this Fall:  October 27th, 8 p.m., Wesleyan University (at a podium made of harvested wood)/October 29th, 2 p.m., Brooklyn Botanical Gardens (beneath a ruined angel made of concrete and matted with living ivy)/ November 15th, 8 pm, CU Boulder, with …

Kelsey Street Press Recession Special

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Bhanu at E.M.U!

Recently, Bhanu Kapil (Humanimal, a Project for Future Children. Kelsey St. 2009) read to a packed auditorium at Eastern Michigan University as part of the EMU Creative Writing Department, Bathhouse Reading Series. She also did a Q&A session for students who had been reading Humanimal as part of the EMU …

Savage Materiality

Christine Hume reviewed Bhanu Kapil’s Humanimal, A Project for Future Children in the September/October 2009 issue of the American Poetry Review. Hume tells us that “[the body is]  the book’s ultimate subject” and she calls the book “amniotic”. In this feedback loop, Humanimal offers the body as  a model of …