amaranth / mit / edu
A poet and scholar, Amaranth Borsuk’s work focuses on textual materiality—from the surface of the page to the surface of language.
She is the author of a book of poems, Handiwork, selected by Paul Hoover for the 2011 Slope Editions Poetry Prize (Slope Editions, 2012), a chapbook, Tonal Saw (The Song Cave, 2010), and, with Brad Bouse, the hybrid digital/print artist’s book Between Page and Screen (Siglio Press, 2012). She is the 2011 recipient of the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize for “A New Vessel,” selected by Ilya Kaminsky, and her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared widely in print and online.
Amaranth holds a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, where she co-founded the Gold Line Press chapbook series and The Loudest Voice reading series. She recently served as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at MIT where, in addition to researching technological mediation in the work of modernist and contemporary poets, she taught classes in creative writing and digital and visual poetry and poetics. This past fall, she joined the faculty of the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell.
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