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Christopher Janke is a poet and visual artist. His poems have appeared in Harper's, A Public Space, American Poetry Review and dozens of other journals. His visual work has been on display in galleries nationwide. And his site-and-time-specific large-scale installations use sun-shadows and perspective-troubling etched tracings on clear acrylic to disorient the viewer and to inquire about the relationship between words and objects. The next full installation is set tentatively for November 2015 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. A smaller installation will be in Montague, Massachusetts sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in October 2014.
The last full installation was June 21, 2013 and was titled "How the world wears its words". There are photos below, on the "OF THE OF OF THE OF" page (part of this site), at kickstarter (Kickstarter), and on his process blog for that project: christopherjanke.blogspot.com
Follow on twitter @cdjanke for sporadic updates and musings about his projects.
of the of of the of #'s 1-9 handmade acrylic case edition
structure of the embryonic rat brain (Fence Books)
Called a "must read" by the Bloomsbury Review.
other current projects
Manuscripts under consideration:
-psalterium, a MS of 50 short poems. Selections published in A Public Space, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere. Finalist for the National Poetry Series 2008, 2010, 2011.
-blepharism, a 90-page poem around the spasm of an eyelid. Selections published in Bateau, Forklift Ohio, Conduit, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. Finalist and semi-finalist for the CSU prize.
-posthumous love poems and translations (in progress)