Joan Retallack

Joan Retallack’s most recent volume of poetry is Procedural Elegies/Western Civ Cont’d/ (Roof), chosen by Artforum as a best book of 2010. Other poetry includes Memnoir, How to Do Things With Words, Afterrimages, and Errata 5uite. She is also the author of Gertrude Stein: Selections (2008) and The Poethical Wager (2004) — both from University of California Press, Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary (Palgrave MacMillan, 2006), coedited with Juliana Spahr, and MUSICAGE: John Cage in Conversation with Joan Retallack (Wesleyan University Press, 1996). Retallack is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities at Bard College.