chr|stIne werthe|m is a former painter with a PhD in literature and semiotics from Middlesex University, London. She is a poet, critic, curator and performer, the author of mUtter-bAbel (Counterpath Press, 2013), +|‘me’S-pace (Les Figues Press, 2006), and Corpus, a chapbook from Triage (2006); she is also editor of the anthology Feminaissance (Les Figues Press) and, with Matias Viegener, coeditor of Séance (Make Now Press), and The The /n/oulipian Analects (Les Figues Press). In 2004 she was awarded a grant from the Annenberg Foundation to organize a series of conferences on contemporary writing: Séance (2004), nOoulipo (2005), Impunities (2006), Feminaissance (2007), Untitled (2008), and Untitled NY (2009). Her poetry appears in numerous anthologies, including Against Expression, The & Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, I’ll Drown My Book, The LA Telephone Book, and Out of Nothing. Her critical writing on art, literature, and aesthetics has been widely published, including in Cabinet, X-tra, The Quick and the Dead, Issues in Contemporary Art, and Patarcitical Interogation Techniques. From 1995 to 2000 she taught in the fine art department of Goldsmiths College and at the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 2001 she has taught critical studies and creative writing at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.