about

Miriam Atkin is a poet and critic based in New York whose work has been largely concerned with the possibilities of poetry as a medium in conversation with avant-garde film, music, and dance. She teaches writing and literature at the City University of New York.

EDUCATION

2011—present
City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY
PhD candidate in English

2008—2010
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
MFA in Art Criticism & Writing, May 2010

2003—2007
State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
BA in English and Comparative Literature, May 2007

PUBLICATIONS

2017
I Teach Myself in Outline: The Notes, Journals & Syllabi of Audre Lorde
in Lost & Found Series VII
Fours, a poetry chapbook published by Wendy’s Subway and the Kaf Collective

2016
“What Does the Boss Want?: Jimmie Durham in the Haus Wittgenstein” in Arthandler
Two poems in Dispatches

2015
“The Art of Labor” in ARC Journal
“Notes on Art and Transcendence” in Haunt Journal of Art
Three poems in The Recluse (Saint Mark’s Poetry Project journal of poetry)
Review of Robert Kocik’s Supple Science in The Saint Mark’s Poetry Project Newsletter

2014
Various exhibition reviews in Art in America magazine and ArtCritical

2013
Various exhibition reviews in Art in America magazine and ArtCritical
“Today I Mist the Day Drills” in This Image: Poetry in Conversation with Photography, text/image journal edited by Aimee Walleston

2012
Rediscovering German Futurism: 1920-1929, book project collaboration with video artist Kurt Ralske (self-published)

READINGS, PERFORMANCES

2017
Poetry reading / chapbook release event at Wendy’s Subway Library and Community Space (Brooklyn)
Poetry reading and artist’s talk at A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn)

2016
Residency, film screening and poetry reading with KAF Collective at Mathew NYC (Manhattan), sponsored by Montez Press

2015
Poetry reading at St. Mark’s Poetry Project Monday Night Reading Series (Manhattan)
“No Sign Will Treat You to The Interior Spectacle” multimedia performance with Anna Ekros and Jonathan Wood Vincent at Center for Performance Research (Brooklyn)

2014
Memory for Forgetfulness group reading at Bowery Poetry Club (Manhattan)
“The Concept Hurts” multimedia performance collaboration with Kurt Ralske, Jonathan Wood Vincent and Daniel Carter at Spectrum (Manhattan)

2013
“Faceness” multimedia performance with Kurt Ralske and Daniel Carter at Outpost Artists Resources (Queens)
Ekphrazein: Interpretations Through Poetry, Video and Sound, group reading event at the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (Manhattan)
Sound Habits multimedia performance event at Spectrum Performance Space (Manhattan)

2011-2012
“Rediscovering German Futurism: 1920-1929” reading and multimedia performance collaboration with Kurt Ralske at AS220 (Providence), St. Mark’s Poetry Project (Manhattan), Soloway Gallery (Brooklyn), Granoff Center at Brown University (Providence), Roulette Mixology Festival (Manhattan)

CONFERENCES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

2017
“Choreoprosodic Research: Undisciplining the Writing Classroom,” presentation at Critical Theories of Education conference, West Chester University
“Poetics and Higher Ed Justice: The Role of Writers in the Struggle for a Freer University,” roundtable at Wendy’s Subway Library and Community Space
“Uncertainty in Practice: A Healing Workshop for Overdisciplined Educators,” workshop at Wendy’s Subway Library and Community Space co-facilitated with Melanie Maar and Robert Kocik

2016
“Settling into Wildness : Itinerant Study and Aesthetic Practice in Henry James,” presentation at Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) conference Workshops on teaching English 1010 and English 1012 presented to the Brooklyn College English department
“Glimmer of The Glibbest Jabber,” presentation at Bureau of Imaginative Proposals Conference on Poetry and Political Theory, The New School

2015
“The Concept Hurts” at Trance, CUNY Graduate Center English department conference

2013
“So Few Have the Polis in Their Eye”: Embodied Responsibility in James, Whitman, and Olson,” at Poetry and Social Life, Princeton University Comparative Literature Conference

TEACHING & RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

01/2018-present
Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC); editor, grant-writer

02/2017-present
Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS); curator, fundraiser

09/2016-12/2016
New York City College of Technology, CUNY; writing instructor

08/2015-08/2016
Brooklyn College, CUNY; Writing Across the Curriculum fellow

08/2012-05/2015
Lehman College, CUNY: writing instructor, Department of English

01/2009-12/2009
School of Visual Arts: teaching assistant, Visual and Critical Studies Program

04/2006-12/2006
Bryant and Stratton College: writing tutor, Skills Assistance Center